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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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95mins

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

95mins

Dwight Tiendalli crosses the ball.

94mins

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

93mins

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

92mins

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

89mins

Per Mertesacker manages to make a clearance.

88mins

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

87mins

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

87mins

Bacary Sagna makes a clearance.

84mins

Laurent Koscielny takes the free kick.

84mins

The referee penalises Jose Alberto Canas for handball.

82mins

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

80mins

Clearance made by Jordi Amat.

80mins

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

78mins

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

78mins

Serge Gnabry goes off and Mikel Arteta comes on.

77mins

Clearance by Jordi Amat.

76mins

Clearance by Bacary Sagna.

76mins

Corner taken by Jonathan de Guzman.

76mins

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

74mins

Chico Chico restarts play with the free kick.

74mins

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

72mins

Ben Davies sends in a cross.

70mins

Laurent Koscielny manages to make a clearance.

69mins

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

67mins

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

66mins

Chico delivers the ball.

66mins

Jack Wilshere manages to make a clearance.

66mins

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

65mins

Mesut Ozil is flagged offside by the assistant referee.

64mins

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

64mins

The ball is delivered by Wayne Routledge.

62mins

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

62mins

Nathan Dyer takes a shot. Blocked by Laurent Koscielny.

61mins

Free kick taken by Chico Chico.

61mins

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

60mins

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

60mins

Clearance made by Jordi Amat.

59mins

The ball is sent over by Ben Davies.

58mins

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

56mins

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

53mins

A cross is delivered by Ben Davies.

51mins

Shot by Serge Gnabry.

49mins

The offside flag is raised against Wayne Routledge.

47mins

The match restarts for the second half.

47mins

The referee calls an end to the first half.

47mins

Clearance made by Laurent Koscielny.

47mins

Michel Vorm restarts play with the free kick.

47mins

Corner taken by Serge Gnabry.

45mins

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

43mins

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

42mins

Dwight Tiendalli sends in a cross.

40mins

The offside flag is raised against Jack Wilshere.

39mins

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

39mins

Jordi Amat takes the free kick.

38mins

The referee blows for offside.

38mins

Nathan Dyer produces a cross.

33mins

Centre by Olivier Giroud.

32mins

The ball is swung over by Serge Gnabry.

29mins

Free kick taken by Jonathan de Guzman.

28mins

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

28mins

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

26mins

Jonathan de Guzman sends in a cross.

25mins

The ball is crossed by Wayne Routledge.

25mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Dwight Tiendalli.

24mins

Jose Alberto Canas takes the free kick.

24mins

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

23mins

Ben Davies restarts play with the free kick.

23mins

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

20mins

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

19mins

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

18mins

Wojciech Szczesny takes the free kick.

17mins

Clearance by Laurent Koscielny.

16mins

Centre by Dwight Tiendalli.

15mins

The ball is crossed by Kieran Gibbs.

14mins

Dwight Tiendalli delivers the ball.

12mins

Centre by Kieran Gibbs.

11mins

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

10mins

Jack Wilshere delivers the ball.

10mins

Mesut Ozil crosses the ball in from the free kick.

9mins

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

9mins

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

7mins

Free kick taken by Michel Vorm.

6mins

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

5mins

The ball is crossed by Ben Davies.

2mins

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

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