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  • Date:28 Sep 2013
  • Kick-off:17:30
  • Venue:Liberty Stadium
  • Attendance:20,712
  • Davies (81) Davies (80)
  • Gnabry (57) Ramsey (61)
Goal!

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The game is over, as the referee blows the whistle.

94:36 +4.36

Dwight Tiendalli crosses the ball.

93:26 +3.26

Unfair challenge on Chico by Kieran Gibbs results in a free kick.

92:16 +2.16

Mikel Arteta concedes a free kick for a foul on Miguel Michu.

91:45 +1.45

Jack Wilshere leaves the field to be replaced by Carl Jenkinson.

88:59

Per Mertesacker manages to make a clearance.

87:32

Nacho Monreal is brought on as a substitute for Mesut Ozil.

86:32

Chico Chico Chico Chico Chico Chico takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.

86:06

Bacary Sagna makes a clearance.

83:56

Laurent Koscielny takes the free kick.

83:32

The referee penalises Jose Alberto Canas for handball.

81:03

Ben Davies scores with a left foot finish. Swansea 1-2 Arsenal.Wilfried Bony provided the assist for the goal.

79:52

Clearance made by Jordi Amat.

79:18

Jonathan de Guzman concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Wilshere.

77:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Miguel Michu on Mikel Arteta.

77:07

Serge Gnabry goes off and Mikel Arteta comes on.

76:36

Clearance by Jordi Amat.

75:42

Clearance by Bacary Sagna.

75:39

Corner taken by Jonathan de Guzman.

75:22

Wilfried Bony takes a shot. A parry by Wojciech Szczesny prevents the goal.

73:43

Chico Chico restarts play with the free kick.

73:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Olivier Giroud on Chico.

71:39

Ben Davies sends in a cross.

69:55

Laurent Koscielny manages to make a clearance.

68:15

Nathan Dyer has an effort at goal. Wojciech Szczesny parries the effort to safety.

66:38

Shot by Wilfried Bony went wide of the right-hand post.

65:41

Chico delivers the ball.

65:41

Jack Wilshere manages to make a clearance.

65:24

Wilfried Bony takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Laurent Koscielny gets a block in.

64:41

Mesut Ozil is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

63:55

Alejandro Pozuelo joins the action as a substitute, replacing Wayne Routledge.

63:09

The ball is delivered by Wayne Routledge.

61:33

Aaron Ramsey scores with their right foot. Swansea 0-2 Arsenal.Assist by Olivier Giroud.

61:09

Nathan Dyer takes a shot. Blocked by Laurent Koscielny.

60:12

Free kick taken by Chico Chico.

60:05

Wilfried Bony is brought on as a substitute for Jonjo Shelvey.

59:34

Miguel Michu fouled by Mathieu Flamini, the ref awards a free kick.

59:16

Clearance made by Jordi Amat.

58:23

The ball is sent over by Ben Davies.

57:06

Serge Gnabry scores a right footed goal. Swansea 0-1 Arsenal.The assist for the goal came from Aaron Ramsey.

55:37

Bacary Sagna has an effort at goal. Jose Alberto Canas gets a block in.

52:34

A cross is delivered by Ben Davies.

50:34

Shot by Serge Gnabry.

48:17

The offside flag is raised against Wayne Routledge.

The match restarts for the second half.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

46:57 +1.57

Clearance made by Laurent Koscielny.

46:52

Michel Vorm restarts play with the free kick.

46:23

Corner taken by Serge Gnabry.

44:03

Jonathan de Guzman fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick over the bar.

42:50

Chico fouled by Aaron Ramsey, the ref awards a free kick.

41:22

Dwight Tiendalli sends in a cross.

39:54

The offside flag is raised against Jack Wilshere.

38:50

Mathieu Flamini has an effort at goal. Chico gets a block in.

38:02

Jordi Amat takes the free kick.

37:42

The referee blows for offside.

37:36

Nathan Dyer produces a cross.

32:59

Centre by Olivier Giroud.

31:07

The ball is swung over by Serge Gnabry.

28:18

Free kick taken by Jonathan de Guzman.

27:51

Foul by Olivier Giroud on Jordi Amat, free kick awarded.

27:09

Miguel Michu concedes a free kick for a foul on Mathieu Flamini.

25:02

Jonathan de Guzman sends in a cross.

24:54

The ball is crossed by Wayne Routledge.

24:01

The assistant referee signals for offside against Dwight Tiendalli.

23:53

Jose Alberto Canas takes the free kick.

23:40

Aaron Ramsey challenges Ben Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick.

22:30

Ben Davies restarts play with the free kick.

22:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aaron Ramsey on Jonathan de Guzman.

19:43

Dwight Tiendalli challenges Kieran Gibbs unfairly and gives away a free kick.

18:55

Jack Wilshere concedes a free kick for a foul on Wayne Routledge.

17:34

Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.

17:00

Clearance by Laurent Koscielny.

15:49

Centre by Dwight Tiendalli.

14:25

The ball is crossed by Kieran Gibbs.

13:13

Dwight Tiendalli delivers the ball.

11:28

Centre by Kieran Gibbs.

10:05

Header at goal by Per Mertesacker misses left of the target.

9:24

Jack Wilshere delivers the ball.

9:12

Mesut Ozil crosses the ball in from the free kick.

8:45

Wayne Routledge concedes a free kick for a foul on Bacary Sagna.

8:03

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jonathan de Guzman.

6:13

Free kick taken by Michel Vorm.

5:43

Unfair challenge on Dwight Tiendalli by Jack Wilshere results in a free kick.

4:53

The ball is crossed by Ben Davies.

1:20

Corner taken by Jonathan de Guzman from the right by-line.

The referee gets the game started.

Match Preview

Let Michu be Michu - Laudrup Michael Laudrup has seen his star player compared to Dennis Bergkamp and Mesut Ozil among others, but the Swansea boss is happy to simply "let Michu be Michu". With the Swans facing Arsenal in Saturday's tea-time kick-off, comparisons have been made between the Spaniard and Ozil, who has quickly established himself as Arsenal's attacking fulcrum since his high-profile arrival from Real Madrid. Gunners' boss Arsene Wenger even went as far as to put Michu in the same bracket as Dutch hero Bergkamp, who is fondly remembered by fans of the north London club thanks to his magisterial 11-year stint there, during which he registered over 300 appearances. Laudrup acknowledges it is a considerable compliment for Wenger, who is celebrating his 17th anniversary in charge of Arsenal this weekend, to compare the two, but the Dane is happy to focus on the unique qualities his bargain B#2million signing brings to his team. He said: "Michu is different to the other players we are talking about. They are smaller players physically, but you always want your players to work between the back four and midfield, in the hole, that's what you want. "But he scores more goals than a lot of other players who play there. I don't think he's similar in the way he plays, he is a different kind of player, even if he plays the same position. "People want to compare Michu to a lot of players. Just let Michu be Michu. Bergkamp and he are two different players, with Michu's height and physicality he is so important for us. "I wouldn't compare him to Bergkamp, Ozil or Cazorla, but we're very pleased with what he is doing for us. "For an Arsenal fan, Bergkamp is a very special player in the history of the club, so to talk about two players like that shows how much Arsene Wenger appreciates what Michu has been doing here for the last 15 months." Captain Ashley Williams is a major doubt for the match. The Wales defender has been struggling with an ankle injury and manager Michael Laudrup says he has less than a 50 per cent chance of featuring against the Gunners, with Jordi Amat set to deputise. Pablo Hernandez will again miss out to due to a hamstring injury. Arsene Wenger believes he was right to turn down the likes of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Paris St Germain and even the England job to stay on as Arsenal manager for 17 years - and would welcome ending his coaching career at the Emirates Stadium. The Frenchman, who will turn 64 next month, has received the full backing of owner Stan Kroenke as his young team look to deliver a first trophy since 2005 with the London club embarking on what they hope will be a new chapter backed by increased financial resources, which helped secure the record B#43million signing of Mesut Ozil from Real Madrid. Following the disappointment of an opening-day 3-1 home defeat by Aston Villa, Wenger has since guided Arsenal safely into the group stages of the Champions League, to the top of the Barclays Premier League table and on Wednesday night saw the next generation come through a penalty shoot-out in the Capital One Cup at West Brom. Wenger remains relaxed about his own long-term future, but made it clear he would have no issue with signing on again for the Gunners. "Yes I turned many offers down because I rate what I've got here and I always thought that this club is special on that front. In our job it is important to know what you want and I rated the qualities that this club has always shown," said Wenger. "I am very grateful to this club because during the 17 years we had ups and downs. They have always shown a big faith in me and they always let me do the job like I thought it had to be done, and if I am still here today it is because I got that consistent support from inside the club. "Honestly, I would love to be here forever because that would mean I would be immortal! I am (though) not naive enough to believe that. What I would like to do as long as I am here is give my best for this club because I love this club, of course." Former Cardiff midfielder Aaron Ramsey is set to have a fitness test on a thigh problem, as is Mathieu Flamini (shoulder). England forward Theo Walcott, meanwhile, faces more than a month of rehabilitation after a minor procedure on an abdominal problem.

Formation:4231Manager: Michael Laudrup

Swansea

Formation: 4231Manager: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal

  • Michel Vorm
  • Dwight Tiendalli
  • Chico
  • Jordi Amat
  • Ben Davies
  • Jose Alberto Canas
  • Jonjo Shelvey
  • Nathan Dyer
  • Jonathan de Guzman
  • Wayne Routledge
  • Miguel Michu
  • SUBS
  • Neil Taylor
  • Leon Britton
  • Wilfried Bony
  • Alejandro Pozuelo
  • Gerhard Tremmel
  • Alvaro Vazquez
  • Daniel Alfei

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Match Report

Form Guide

    LLWDW
  • Swansea
  • VS
  • Arsenal
  • LWWWW

Last Meetings

  • Swansea
  • 0 - 2
  • Arsenal
  • 16/03/2013
  • 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

Top Scorers

Swansea

  • MP Michu 2
  • N Dyer 1
  • P Hernandez 1
  • J Shelvey 1
  • W Bony 1
  • B Davies 1

Arsenal

  • O Giroud 4
  • A Ramsey 3
  • L Podolski 2
  • P Mertesacker 1
  • B Sagna 1

Goals

Swansea

    • Total goals 14
    • Goals per game 7
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Arsenal

    • Total goals 18
    • Goals per game 11
  • 2 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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