Arsenal’s top 4 ambition was dealt a heavy blow as the club surrendered an early lead against Swansea at the liberty stadium to succumb to a miserable. This is not the first time as the club has previously lost at Bournemouth in a game that the London outfit surrendered an early lead to concede defeat at the Vitality stadium. Arsenal have only managed 3 wins in their 13 away games this season with last victory on the road being a 3-2 win against crystal palace at the Selhurst park.
Arsene Wenger handed a start to Ramsey in place of Jack Wilshere as the London outfit presses for a top four finish. Swansea already rejuvenate by the appointment of a new boss Carlos Carvalhal were a good form coming into this game as the South wales club have lost only once in 8 games under the Spanish manager with shock victory over Liverpool in their last time out highlighting their form. Swansea were the better of the two sides but were shocked to be trailing behind after the half hour mark as Nacho Monreal’s recent attacking renaissance gifted the gunners an lead. The Spaniard sweeping home Mesut Ozil’s pass to give the visitors an undeserved lead on the night. The lead however only to last for 2 minutes as the host equalized with Sam Clucas registering on the score sheet. Swansea could have taken the lead before the interval but Leroy Fer was unable to connect Andre Ayew after his runs between the arsenal defence.
Arsene Wenger decided to hand Mikhitaryan his debut but the Armenia attacker was barely two minutes in the game as Petr Cech misfired kick gifted the host a lead with Andre Ayew being the goal scorer. Arsenal pressed and searched for the equalizer in the game. Arsene Wenger introduced outgoing Olivier Giroud with 15 minutes left on the clock in bid to salvage something from the game but the Frenchman was unable to get a goal scoring opportunity as the host sealed all three points late with Sam Clucas adding to his goal tally after a brilliant from Andre Ayew.
The result condemns the gunner to their 7th defeat of the Premier league season and a heavy blow to their top 4 aspiration Liverpool made up for their poor display against Swansea in the league and West brom in the FA cup by trashing Hudderfield town on the same night. For victorious Swansea, the win brings the Welsh club out of relegation zone for the first time since November. Arsene Wenger must sign Aubamayang before deadline day elapses today to salvage arsenal miserable season.