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Àngel Rangel
A. Ayew
W. Routledge
Yellow Card
T. Walcott
A. Sánchez
A. Williams
Goal
J. Fulton
L. Fer
D. Welbeck
J. Campbell
G. Sigurðsson
Ki Sung-Yeung
A. Ayew
Yellow Card
J. Cork
Assist
W. Routledge
Goal
A. Sánchez
Assist
J. Campbell
Goal
2
0
3
2

Stats

Possession
% %
7
5
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 4 2
Total Passes 621 369

Commentary

AND THAT'S IT! Swansea have taken a massive result that eases their relegation fears just a little, as they move provisionally six points clear of the drop zone. But even the tactics of the TV producers can't silence the deafening boos that have erupted in anger around this stadium. Arsenal have simply thrown it away, especially with Spurs and City losing on the night as well. Shockingly, after their draw yesterday, it's Leicester who are the big winners of midweek action. That's all the time we have, thanks for tuning in! 
Arsenal win a free-kick on the right side. It was from this position and around this time that Ozil clipped in the winner fo Welbeck against Leicester, but it's not to be, as Fabianski punches clear. 
WIDE OF THE POST! Welbeck attacks a cross from Walcott, but the latter angled it in with his weaker left foot and without any power, leaving the former with too much to do, and he can't convert. 
Keep in mind that this will be the third straight time that Swansea have come to the Emirates and emerged with a result - and the second consecutive win for them. A massive three points is moments away for the Welsh club. 
Halfhearted appeals for an Arsenal penalty as Ramsey goes crashing down in the area, and it did appear that Routledge came in a bit late on the Welshman. However, the next time the referee blows the whistle is to call a foul against Giroud. You can guess how the crowd took that one. 
Àngel Rangel
A. Ayew
Swansea City
Late Swansea change as Ayew is withdrawn for Angel Rangel. 
FREE HEADER...but comfortably held by Fabianski. From a corner, the ball was attacked by Walcott, but he simply did not generate any sort of power to trouble his former team-mate. 
MASSIVE header fron Naughton, as Giroud led a queue of three Arsenal players racing onto Ozil's excellent ball towards the back post. However, the ex-Tottenham man makes it safe! 
Bellerin, Ramsey and Ozil combine, with the German slipping a pass out to Monreal on the overlap out wide. However, the Spaniard's cross is well over the head of Giroud at the back post. 
Swansea fans will be relieved to hear that relegation rivals Newcastle have gone a goal down to Stoke. For Arsenal, this score-line gets even more bitter with Tottenham and Man City both still trailing in their respective games. 
The atmosphere inside this stadium is absolutely poisonous as we enter the closing stages. The fans have every right to be seething - this is simply unacceptable for a team that wants to be taken seriously as title challengers. 
Giroud takes the ball on the turn inside the area, and decides to lay the ball off to Monreal, but the full-back's left-footed attempt is slid over the bar. There's just no confidence whenever Arsenal take a shot. 
W. Routledge
Yellow Card
Swansea City
Routledge gets carded for a foul, and that's the second Swansea man in the book. 
SAVED BY FABIANSKI! Ozil plays a corner to Giroud, but the Frenchman is at least 12 yards out at the near post, and tries to head it across to the opposite corner. There's not enough power on it though. 
T. Walcott
A. Sánchez
Arsenal
Wenger reacts by withdrawing the disappointing Alexis and introducing Walcott. 
A. Williams
Goal
Swansea City
SWANSEA HAVE COMPLETED THE TURNAROUND! Sigurdsson whips in an absolute diamond of a delivery, and Williams arrives ahead of two defenders and the goalkeeper to bundle it home! 
OFF THE CROSSBAR! The Gunners have a free-kick just on the outside of the area, but Alexis' effort takes a deflection and rebounds off the woodwork - the third time that the Gunners have hit it in this game! 
J. Fulton
L. Fer
Swansea City
Jay Fulton has been introduced for Swansea, and the 21-year-old Scottish midfielder will replace Leroy Fer. 
Moments earlier, Arsenal appealed for a penalty when Giroud fell in the box and Ozil's shot was blocked, but the referee is having none of it. The atmosphere around this ground is incredibly tense, with jeers ringing around at every mistake. 
SIGURDSSON CAN'T CONVERT! Arsenal fall asleep as Gabriel is bypassed on the right-hand side, before the substitute races past a planted Mertesacker, but lashes his finish across the face of goal, instead of into the far corner! 
Arsenal will never have a greater opportunity than right now to put their ship back on course. Leicester dropped points yesterday, and both Tottenham and Manchester City are currently losing to West Ham and Liverpool respectively. 
D. Welbeck
J. Campbell
Arsenal
Campbell started this game with a bang, and did his job by opening the scoring, but he's not quite maintained that level. Still's he's been one of Arsenal's best attackers, and there's jeers at his withdrawal. There's a few cheers for his replacement Welbeck though, who has scored some important goals since his return from injury. 
Decent period of pressure from Swansea, who must be growing in confidence that they can emerge from the Emirates with a result. Naughton's cross on the overlap fails to find a team-mate, but the visitors keep the play alive and work it to Gomis on the opposite side, but the big striker fails to muster up another shooting chance. 
Alexis is on the end of an Arsenal chance again, or at least, he was trying to be on this occasion. A free-kick from Ozil wafts into the path of the Chilean, but he can't get the crucial touch that would have surely found the back of the net!
Ozil whips a corner into the area, and Alexis takes it onto his chest, before prodding the ball for the bottom corner, but Williams deflects it wide! However, the referee awards a goal-kick to the frustration of the fans. 
Still knotted at a goal apiece here. Arsenal are sniffing around the Swansea box, but the execution on the final pass or shot has been lacking. Swansea are happy to bide their time and play on the counter. 
Mertesacker fumbles in possession, but comes up with a clean tackle to recover. Moments later, the Gunners are crowded out around the edge of the Swansea box - there was no way through. 
SWING AND A MISS! Ozil runs onto a lofted ball and is suddenly goal-side of his man for a split second, but gets his volley all wrong, and loses his balance while swinging for the ball. 
Swansea are only three points above the relegation zone and have changed six out of their 10 outfield players for this game, but are looking every bit as confident as Arsenal in the early exchanges of the second half. 
Kingsley causes panic inside the area with a cross that catches Cech hesitating, and the ball bounces menacingly inside the six-yard area before going out towards the other side. Too nervy from Arsenal. 
Decent start to the second half from Swansea, but it's Arsenal who create the first glimpse at a goalscoring chance. Campbell and Bellerin link up but, in a recurring theme, the full-back's cross doesn't find a team-mate. 
G. Sigurðsson
Ki Sung-Yeung
Swansea City
Ki has been replaced by Sigurdsson in the only half-tme change from either team.
Here we go again! 
And that will do it for now from the Emirates, with Arsenal being pegged back by Swansea. The Gunners have dominated this match in terms of possession and chances, but could not add to Campbell's fine opener, with Routledge drawing the Welsh side level shortly after the half-hour mark. There's a lot to play for in the second half, so do stay tuned. 
Swansea have a late chance from a free-kick and then a corner, but both are wasted. Routledge can't catch up to Ki's through pass before it crosses the byline, and that may be that. 
That's twice now that Arsenal have hit the woodwork in this match, and overall, only West Ham have struck it more times than the Gunners in the league this season. Bad luck, or poor finishing? 
OFF THE WOODWORK! Mertesacker does well to cushion a header into the path of the Frenchman, who attacks it with a ferocious right-footed volley from 12 yards out, but crashes it against the crossbar. He should have scored from there. 
A. Ayew
Yellow Card
Swansea City
Ayew bundles over Monreal and we have the first booking of the game. 
Poor from Bellerin again. Campbell shimmies past his man inside the area and squeezes a sublime pass for the full-back on the overlap. He's close enough to goal that he could almost have a shot, but instead, he hammers his cross into the first defender. To add insult to injury, the ball deflects off Bellerin and out for a goal-kick.
Nice idea for Ozil to try to thread in Alexis with a diagonal ball goal-side of the full-back, but the execution isn't quite up to his intention. Half-time is fast approaching, and the Gunners will be kicking themselves that this is level. 
Bellerin's crossing has left a lot to be desired in this game. There's been about six occasions that he's been completely free on the right, and he's gone low each time, finding his target only once. Did he forget that Olivier Giroud is one of the best headers of the ball in the league? 
Swansea's first shot on target is a goal, and Arsenal's lack of concentration has come back to haunt them. The Gunners didn't capitalise on their early dominance, and have it all to do again. 
J. Cork
Assist
Swansea City
Great awareness from Cork to spot the gap between two defenders and find his man. 
W. Routledge
Goal
Swansea City
SWANSEA DRAW LEVEL! Arsenal denied a free-kick in the middle of the park, but Swansea play on, and Routledge latches onto a through ball between Mertesacker and Bellerin to slot in a clever finish!
A lovely touch on a long pass from Alexis by Campbell sees the forward set up for a volley from about 25 yards, but the defence reads it and blocks his attempt. Ramsey was further forward and begging for the pass. 
Alexis leaves one for Ozil, who weights a lovely ball down the line for Bellerin. The Spaniard attempts to drill in an early cross, but a deflection takes it away from his target and into the arms of Fabianski. 
NOT A BAD LOOK! The ball falls for Fer outside the area, and with the defence hesitant to close him down, the midfielder lets fly from that range, just getting his angle about a foot too high. 
Good news for Arsenal fans is that Michail Antonio has given West Ham an early lead against Tottenham about 10 miles across the way. It's all going to be centred in London the next few days.
CLOSE TO A SECOND! Campbell tries to fool his defender down the right before teeing up Ozil, but the German's left-footed effort was too obvious and blocked. However, it breaks for Bellerin, about 30 yards out, and the full-back's cracker needs two bites of the cherry to be grabbed by Fabianski! 
Alexis loses the ball after a predictable dribble, but races to win it back. He gets there ahead of the Swansea man, who fouls him. The tempo of the game has slowed down a bit since that opener. 
Decent period of possession for Swansea now, but they're not going anywhere productive with it. Gomis is ostensibly the target, but he's constantly being shepherded into harmless areas by the defence. 
Naughton does well to overlap on the right-hand side, and he has tme and space to make inroads into the box. He opts for a low cross, but it's intercepted too easily by Coquelin. 
Gomis wriggles away from trouble deep in the Arsenal half, and has two defenders for company. He's waiting for a run down the wing to spray the ball out to, but doesn't have the requisite support, and ends up opting for a shot that is smashed into the legs of a defender. 
A. Sánchez
Assist
Arsenal
Great little ball from Alexis, and that may do his confidence a world of good. 
J. Campbell
Goal
Arsenal
ARSENAL OPEN THE SCORING! Coquelin rescues the move with a crunching tackle, and leaves it for Alexis, who eschews the overlap of Monreal in order to loft a pass into Campbell, who finishes expertly on the half-volley with his weaker right foot! 
OFF THE POST! Another sweeping Arsenal move sees a high ball head towards Ozil at the top of the box. The German cleverly flicks a a header for the unmarked Alexis on the left, but he swings and misses with a volley. However, he cleans up his own mess, cutting right and lashing a shot onto the base of the woodwork, and it rebounds into the arms of Fabianski! 
Apart from an early little scamper from Gomis, there's not been much of an offensive threat from Swansea. The dreadlocked striker has been chasing down a series of dead ends since the first whistle. 
The flag is up against Monreal on the far side, and that's poor from the Spaniard, who could have easily timed his run better. Still, Arsenal are looking confident on the ball, but we've heard this tune before from the Gunners. They've struggled for goals recently, and need to start hitting the back of the net. 
Arsenal have started eagerly here, and orchestrate a lovely buildup, where Ozil spins the ball back for Campbell, who finds Bellerin expertly on the overlap. The Spaniard races to the byline and cuts it back onto the right boot of Giroud, who can't generate any power with his shot on his weaker foot. 
You can hear the tension around the ground - it's imperative for their title hopes that Arsenal win this. You get the sense that this year, with Leicester and Tottenham ahead of them in the table, will be the year that there will be no defending the Gunners or their manager if they fail to win the title. 
Decent chance for Arsenal early on after a quick counter-attack. Ramsey loses Cork in the centre of the park and leaves it for Giroud, who slides it wide for Alexis. The Chilean shapes to shoot on his right, but instead lays it back to the Frenchman, whose low shot is blocked. 
Off we go. 
Bafetimbi Gomis has come into the side for Alberto Paloschi, despite the latter scoring against Spurs last time out. Kyle Naughton, Leroy Fer and Wayne Routledge are among those returning to the starting XI, with Leon Britton, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Angel Rangel making way. 
An injury to Laurent Koscielny means that he misses this game, giving Per Mertesacker a start alongside Gabriel in the centre of defence. Theo Walcott has also been dropped, with Joel Campbell taking his place, while Olivier Giroud has replaced Danny Welbeck. 
Swansea subs: Nordfeldt, Rangel, Fernandez, Sigurdsson, Fulton, Barrow, Paloschi.
Swansea (4-3-3): Fabianski; Naughton, Amat, Williams, Kingsley; Fer, Ki, Cork; Routledge, Ayew, Gomis.
Arsenal subs: Ospina, Chambers, Gibbs, Elneny, Flamini, Walcott, Welbeck.
Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Cech; Bellerin, Mertesacker, Gabriel, Monreal; Ramsey, Coquelin; Campbell, Ozil, Alexis; Giroud.
The nine previous Premier League meetings between these two teams have seen four wins apiece and one draw - although two of those Swansea victories came at the Emirates Stadium, including a 1-0 triumph in this fixture last May. However, Arsenal did comfortably take all three points off the Swans in the reverse matchup back in October. 
Guidolin will also miss this match, after he was admitted to hospital with chest pains, a problem that he has been struggling with for at least a week. Hopefully, the Italian will be back in the dugout soon enough. Meanwhile, Alan Curtis will temporarily take charge of Swansea in his absence. 
Swansea haven't won a game since Francesco Guidolin's first match in charge, a 2-1 triumph at Everton in the third week of January. That form has seen them slip to within three points of the relegation zone. Hitting the back of the net has been a huge problem, as only bottom side Aston Villa, with 22 goals all season, have scored less than the Welsh club (25) in the 2015-16 Premier League.  
Arsenal dropped a bit of a clanger over the weekend, losing 3-2 to an under-strength Manchester United side to fall further behind in the title race. However, Leicester's draw yesterday has left them with the chance to reduce the deficit at the top to three points with a victory here. With one of the most eagerly anticipated north London derbies ever against fellow trophy-chasers Tottenham coming up, the Gunners know that there's no more room for mistakes. 
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Swansea at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners need to get back on track in the title race with massive games coming up, while the Swans are looking to put some distance between themselves and the relegation zone. Stick with us for all the action. 
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