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  • Date:16 Mar 2013
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Liberty Stadium
  • Attendance:20,583
  • Monreal (73) Gervinho (90)
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93mins

Carl Jenkinson sends in a cross, clearance by Ashley Williams.

92mins

Foul by Aaron Ramsey on Leon Britton, free kick awarded. Leon Britton restarts play with the free kick.

91mins

Yao Gervinho finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Swansea 0-2 Arsenal.Assist on the goal came from Aaron Ramsey.

89mins

Santi Cazorla takes a shot. Blocked by Garry Monk. Corner taken by Santi Cazorla.

86mins

Unfair challenge on Jonathan de Guzman by Santi Cazorla results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Angel Rangel.

85mins

Theo Walcott goes off and Kieran Gibbs comes on.

84mins

Santi Cazorla takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley Williams.

82mins

Pablo Hernandez fouled by Mikel Arteta, the ref awards a free kick. The referee shows Mikel Arteta a yellow card. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Jonathan de Guzman.

80mins

Aaron Ramsey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Miguel Michu. Leon Britton takes the free kick.

79mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Theo Walcott. Free kick taken by Garry Monk.

79mins

Theo Walcott takes a shot. Ashley Williams gets a block in.

78mins

A cross is delivered by Ben Davies, Carl Jenkinson makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken by Jonathan de Guzman.

77mins

Yao Gervinho takes a shot. Save by Michel Vorm.

76mins

Nathan Dyer goes off and Luke Moore comes on.

74mins

Nacho Monreal finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Swansea 0-1 Arsenal.Assist by Olivier Giroud.

73mins

Outswinging corner taken by Theo Walcott.

71mins

Yao Gervinho joins the action as a substitute, replacing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Aaron Ramsey replaces Vassiriki Diaby.

66mins

Wayne Routledge comes on in place of Sung-Yeung Ki.

65mins

Unfair challenge on Theo Walcott by Ben Davies results in a free kick. Lukasz Fabianski takes the direct free kick.

63mins

Angel Rangel is penalised for a handball. Mikel Arteta restarts play with the free kick.

62mins

A cross is delivered by Ben Davies, blocked by Carl Jenkinson.

61mins

Angel Rangel is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Lukasz Fabianski takes the free kick.

60mins

Jonathan de Guzman crosses the ball, Pablo Hernandez takes a shot. Carl Jenkinson gets a block in. Corner taken by Jonathan de Guzman, clearance by Per Mertesacker.

59mins

Effort from outside the penalty box by Pablo Hernandez goes wide right of the target.

57mins

Miguel Michu takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

54mins

Jonathan de Guzman fouled by Santi Cazorla, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Angel Rangel.

53mins

Carl Jenkinson produces a cross, blocked by Pablo Hernandez. Corner taken right-footed by Santi Cazorla, save by Michel Vorm.

52mins

Santi Cazorla takes a shot. Save by Michel Vorm.

51mins

The ball is swung over by Nacho Monreal, blocked by Angel Rangel.

50mins

Sung-Yeung Ki takes a shot. Laurent Koscielny gets a block in.

49mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Santi Cazorla, clearance made by Ashley Williams.

48mins

The ball is delivered by Carl Jenkinson, Ashley Williams makes a clearance.

46mins

Ben Davies sends in a cross, Per Mertesacker makes a clearance. Jonathan de Guzman takes the outswinging corner, Laurent Koscielny makes a clearance.

46mins

Shot by Vassiriki Diaby from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

44mins

Nacho Monreal concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Dyer. Angel Rangel takes the free kick, The ball is crossed by Jonathan de Guzman, Per Mertesacker manages to make a clearance.

43mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Miguel Michu. Free kick taken by Per Mertesacker.

42mins

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain takes a shot.

38mins

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain takes a shot. Blocked by Garry Monk. Carl Jenkinson handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Michel Vorm takes the direct free kick.

38mins

Centre by Nacho Monreal, Garry Monk makes a clearance.

36mins

The ball is swung over by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ben Davies gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Santi Cazorla, Sung-Yeung Ki manages to make a clearance.

35mins

Theo Walcott takes a shot. Blocked by Ashley Williams. Inswinging corner taken by Santi Cazorla from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Sung-Yeung Ki.

33mins

The referee blows for offside against Miguel Michu. Free kick taken by Per Mertesacker.

32mins

The ball is delivered by Carl Jenkinson.

26mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan de Guzman on Santi Cazorla. Jonathan de Guzman receives a caution. Theo Walcott fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

22mins

Jonathan de Guzman fouled by Vassiriki Diaby, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Leon Britton.

19mins

Santi Cazorla takes a shot. Save made by Michel Vorm.

17mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Miguel Michu goes wide of the right-hand post.

15mins

Effort from the edge of the box by Miguel Michu goes wide of the right-hand upright.

13mins

Angel Rangel has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

5mins

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain takes a shot.

4mins

Nathan Dyer has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

2mins

The ball is swung over by Carl Jenkinson, blocked by Ben Davies. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Santi Cazorla, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Olivier Giroud misses to the left of the goal.

Match Preview

Swansea wait on Britton Swansea manager Michael Laudrup is hopeful of having midfielder Leon Britton available for Saturday's Premier League meeting with Arsenal. Britton picked up a hip injury against West Brom last weekend but has made good progress in his recovery, while Luke Moore is set to shake off a calf problem. Chico Flores (ankle) and Kemy Agustien (thigh) are again absent, but there is encouraging news for Neil Taylor after the left-back made his return from a broken and dislocated ankle for the Under-21s on Thursday. Arsenal may be without Jack Wilshere this weekend, but Angel Rangel knows Swansea have no grounds for complacency as they look to continue their good recent record against the Gunners. England midfielder Wilshere has been ruled out for three weeks with an ankle injury, and will also miss England's World Cup qualifiers against Montenegro and San Marino. The 21-year-old has been in a rich vein of form, and his absence is a real blow for Arsene Wenger as his side look to try to make up the deficit to the top four and secure a Champions League place for next season. But Arsenal were able to win 2-0 without Wilshere at Bayern Munich in midweek, and even though it was not enough to send them into the last eight of this season's Champions League, Rangel believes the result shows the depth of quality in their squad. He said: "Arsenal are a team with a lot of very good players. "Santi Cazorla has been a top player for them all season, and Theo Walcott has so much pace and he is scoring plenty of goals. "Wilshere is out but they have other players doing well like Mikel Arteta. "They are not just about one player, they are all very comfortable on the ball and it will be a game with a lot chances I think. "I am sure it will be a great game for the fans but hopefully being at home can make the difference for us." Arsenal will rest left-back Kieran Gibbs, who has just returned from a thigh injur, ybut Nacho Monreal is available after being cup-tied in the Champions League. Goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny and captain Thomas Vermaelen are in contention having sat out the 2-0 win in Bayern Munich. However, England midfielder Jack Wilshere and striker Lukas Podolski (both ankle) are still out, as is full-back Bacary Sagna (knee). Wenger has yet to make up his mind whether to recall Vermaelen and goalkeeper Szczesny - but said "nobody is guaranteed a place". Szczesny was left back in London when the rest of the squad travelled out to Munich on Tuesday afternoon, with Wenger revealing the Poland international had been "mentally affected" by the number of games he played this season. Despite not playing a first-team match in more than a year, Lukasz Fabianski went on to produce a solid display, making some smart saves in the 2-0 win over Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena and could well have done enough to retain his place for the trip to the Liberty Stadium. Skipper Vermaelen, meanwhile, was left on the bench as Laurent Koscielny - whose late header provided Arsenal's second goal on Wednesday night as they went out on away goals - partnered Per Mertesacker. However, Wenger said team selection would always come down to individual form. "They (Vermaelen and Szczesny) are two outstanding players who are part of our squad. They have played so many games until now. Their position is very important in the squad," he said. "But every position is up for grabs. You have to face it like that, the last game decides the next one. "All the players are in the same position. Nobody is guaranteed places in the team. "Everybody faces the same competition and the players who (have) come in have been on the bench for a long, long time. "They all have the same problem, the job of being a top-level competitor is to deal with that." Wenger felt Vermaelen understood the decision to leave him out against Bayern. "Thomas has a fantastic attitude. He's a guy who is absolutely outstanding with his attitude and motivation," said Wenger. "He has played many games in many positions and is a very important player in our squad. "They know there might be rotation with the three centre-backs - Vermaelen, Koscielny and Mertesacker." Arsenal head to Wales in search of the win needed to keep alive their hopes of gatecrashing the top four once again. Wenger said: "For us, every game is a cup final now. "Swansea is always a difficult place to go and we will need to repeat the game we had at Bayern Munich, it is as simple as that - solidarity, fighting spirit and win at all costs."

Formation:451Manager: Michael Laudrup

Swansea

Formation: 4231Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

  • Michel Vorm
  • Angel Rangel
  • Ashley Williams
  • Garry Monk
  • Ben Davies
  • Nathan Dyer
  • Leon Britton
  • Jonathan de Guzman
  • Sung-Yeung Ki
  • Pablo Hernandez
  • Miguel Michu
  • SUBS
  • Gerhard Tremmel
  • Kyle Bartley
  • Roland Lamah
  • Wayne Routledge
  • Itay Shechter
  • Luke Moore
  • Dwight Tiendalli

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Form Guide

    DLWLWL
  • Swansea
  • VS
  • Arsenal
  • WDWWWL

Last Meetings

  • Arsenal
  • 0 - 2
  • Swansea
  • 01/12/2012
  • Swansea
  • 3 - 2
  • Arsenal
  • 15/01/2012
  • Arsenal
  • 1 - 0
  • Swansea
  • 10/09/2011
  • Arsenal
  • 2 - 1
  • Swansea
  • 01/01/1983
  • Swansea
  • 1 - 2
  • Arsenal
  • 20/11/1982
  • Arsenal
  • 0 - 2
  • Swansea
  • 27/02/1982

Top Scorers

Swansea

  • MP Michu 15
  • W Routledge 5
  • J de Guzman 5
  • N Dyer 3
  • P Hernandez 3
  • L Moore 2
  • A Rangel 2
  • B Davies 1

Arsenal

  • SG Cazorla 11
  • T Walcott 11
  • O Giroud 9
  • L Podolski 8
  • YK Gervinho 3
  • P Mertesacker 2
  • M Arteta 1
  • L Koscielny 1
  • A Oxlade-Chamberlain 1

Goals

Swansea

    • Total goals 76
    • Goals per game 40
  • 4 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 9 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Arsenal

    • Total goals 89
    • Goals per game 53
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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