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3 - 2
Swansea City
T. Walcott 26'
T. Walcott 33'
M. Özil 57'
38' G. Sigurðsson
66' Borja Bastón
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FT: Arsenal 3-2 Swansea

10 man Arsenal eked out a narrow win over Swansea in an entertaining game, although the Gunners dominated the game for large periods. Theo Walcott gave Arsenal a two goal lead, but Sigurdsson pounced on Xhaka's error to give Swansea a lifeline going into the break. 

Mesut Ozil made it 3-1 in the second half, but Baston's goal and Xhaka's red card put the cat amongst the pigeons. Arsenal held out for a win though, which takes them to 2nd in the table, level on points with Manchester City

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90+4' HOW DID HE MISS! Theo Walcott misses an open goal after Oxlade sets him up on the right wing

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90+3' Fer's high boot relieves the pressure on Arsenal, with Koscielny taking the brunt of it.

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90+2' ALMOST! Bellerin works his way into the Swansea box with a lovely swivel of his hips, but Fabianski gets down well to save his shot.

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90+2' The Ox does well to waste time for Arsenal and keeps it in the corner.

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90+1' ANOTHER CHANCE! Rangel sends in another cross from the right to the far post, and Fernandez heads right at Cech

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90' 4 minutes of added time.

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90' Swansea can't take advantage of the corner and Arsenal clear.

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90' Bellerin concedes a free-kick, and Swansea run to take it quickly

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89' WHAT A CHANCE! Rangel sends in a wonderful cross from the right, and Fer looks dead on to score, but heads right at Cech!

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87' Arsenal have taken the sting out of Swansea in the last few minutes, keeping possession well. 

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84' SO UNLUCKY! Theo Walcott takes a shot on the edge of the box from a counter and the ball hits the instep of the post and rolls out.

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84' Swansea have a corner. Can they make it count? .... No.

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83' Barrow hobbles off and is replaced by Angel Rangel

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83' Gibbs and Oxlade-Chamberlain come on for Alexis and Ozil

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82' Alexis runs clear of the Swansea defence on the half-way line, and he is incorrectly pulled up for offside.

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80' WHAT A MISS! Barrow makes a mug of Monreal yet again and sends a low cross to Sigurdsson arriving late, and he sends his shot well over the bar.

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79' Arsenal have a three-on-two counter with Alexis, Ozil and Bellerin, but the trio take too long and the move breaks down.

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78' Swansea have a corner as they ramp up the pressure.

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76' WHAT A CHANCE! Routledge sends in a peach of a cross from the left to Barrow and he heads the ball straight at Cech.

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75' Sigurdsson sends in a wicked ball from a free-kick on the left, with Cech punching the ball clear. Arsenal breathe a sigh of relief as the flag goes up for offside.

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74' Boos ring out for the referee as he brings the play back after Arsenal take a quick free kick. 

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73' Walcott is sent absolutely clear, but the flag goes up for offside. That looked a very close call.

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72' It's game on for Swansea, but they nearly undo their good work with a misplaced pass to Alexis in their own half. The Chilean's through ball is overhit though and the attack disintegrates.

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70' Xhaka gets a red card for a cynical foul on Barrow as he countered on the halfway line. That looked like a regulation yellow.   

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68' Coquelin comes on for Iwobi as Arsenal look to shore things up

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68' WHAT A CHANCE! Sigurdsson sends in a good corner from the right to the far post, and Leroy Fer shoots a bouncing ball well over the box

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66' Barrow makes a mug of Monreal on the right wing, and he picks out Baston in the box, with the Spanish striker sliding the ball into the net to drag Swansea back into the game. Arsenal 3-2 Swansea

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66' GOAL BORJA BASTON

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64' Bob Bradley looks rather dejected on the sidelines, but perks up as Monreal makes a mistake and allows Swansea a glimpse of goal, but the Gunners get lucky as the flag is up for offside.

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Alexis Sanchez has now been directly involved in 17 league goals since the start of 2016 (11G, 6A).

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Mesut Ozil is the 2nd player to score a Premier League goal on his birthday this season (Koscielny v Southampton the other). Arsene Wenger furiously checks his birthday calendar.

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60' ALMOST! Swansea are all over the place at the back, with Alexis, Iwobi and Ozil turning on the style. The German produces an audacious shot from range trying to catch out Fabianksi, but his effort goes wide.

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57' Alexis chips the ball to Ozil peeling off his marker at the far post, and the German produces a stunning volley to beat Fabianski at his neat post. Nice way to celebrate your birthday, huh? Arsenal 3-1 Swansea

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57' GOAL MESUT OZIL

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56' WHAT A CHANCE! Theo Walcott should have a hat-trick! Magnificent feet from Alex Iwobi in the box, as he works space down the left, and crosses to Walcott in the box, but he shoots straight at Fabianski

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55' Good work from Barrow and Britton down the right wing almost earns them a corner, but the referee overrules his linesman to give a goal-kick in favour of Arsenal

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53' Arsenal have another spell of concerted pressure on the edge of the box, but Walcott, Alexis and Ozil are all denied while trying to break through.

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51' LUCKY! Koscielny slides in after Barrow had almost run past him, denying the Swansea winger a run through on goal.

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50' Ooh. This has become MMA - Barrow clatters into Monreal, who only had eyes for a long ball. Ouch.

83'
Àngel Rangel
M. Barrow
K. Gibbs
M. Özil
83'
A. Oxlade-Chamberlain
A. Sánchez
82'
71'
Ki Sung-Yeung
J. Cork
G. Xhaka
70'
F. Coquelin
A. Iwobi
68'
66'
Borja Bastón
assist: M. Barrow
60'
Borja Bastón
L. Britton
M. Özil
assist: A. Sánchez
57'
48'
N. Taylor
38'
G. Sigurðsson
T. Walcott
33'
T. Walcott
26'
Match time Sat, 15 Oct 2016, 07:30 PM
Swansea City (4-4-1-1)
Bob Bradley (Manager)
33
P. Čech
18
Nacho Monreal
6
L. Koscielny
20
S. Mustafi
24
Bellerín
29
G. Xhaka
19
Santi Cazorla
17
A. Iwobi
11
M. Özil
14
T. Walcott
7
A. Sánchez
1
Ł. Fabiański
3
N. Taylor
2
Jordi Amat
33
F. Fernández
26
K. Naughton
15
W. Routledge
24
J. Cork
7
L. Britton
17
M. Barrow
8
L. Fer
23
G. Sigurðsson
Swansea City (4-4-1-1)
Bob Bradley (Manager)
Arsenal Subs
34
F. Coquelin
35
Mohamed Elneny
3
K. Gibbs
13
D. Ospina
15
A. Oxlade-Chamberlain
9
Lucas Pérez
5
Gabriel Paulista
Swansea City Subs
56
J. Fulton
10
Borja Bastón
4
Ki Sung-Yeung
35
S. Kingsley
13
K. Nordfeldt
22
Àngel Rangel
5
M. van der Hoorn
49% POSSESSION 51%
16 SHOTS 13
6 SHOTS ON GOAL 6
7 FOULS 10
5 CORNERS 6
9 OFFSIDES 2
0 YELLOW CARDS 1
1 RED CARDS 0
4 SAVES 3
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
1 Manchester City 33 28 3 2 68 87
2 Manchester United 34 23 5 6 39 74
3 Liverpool 34 20 10 4 43 70
4 Tottenham Hotspur 34 20 8 6 35 68
5 Chelsea 33 18 6 9 24 60
6 Arsenal 33 16 6 11 17 54
7 Burnley 33 14 10 9 4 52
8 Leicester City 33 11 10 12 2 43
9 Everton 34 11 9 14 -15 42
10 Newcastle 33 11 8 14 -7 41
11 AFC Bournemouth 35 9 11 15 -17 38
12 Watford 34 10 7 17 -18 37
13 Brighton & Hove Albion 34 8 12 14 -15 36
14 West Ham United 33 8 11 14 -18 35
15 Huddersfield Town 34 9 8 17 -27 35
16 Crystal Palace 34 8 10 16 -18 34
17 Swansea City 33 8 9 16 -19 33
18 Southampton 33 5 13 15 -20 28
19 Stoke City 34 6 10 18 -33 28
20 West Bromwich Albion 34 4 12 18 -25 24
Updated: Oct 15, 2016 21:26 PM | Published: Oct 15, 2016 16:21 PM