Score Strip

  1. League: Football
  2. Chelsea vs. Norwich City
    FT
    0 Chelsea
    0 Norwich
  3. Crystal Palace vs. Liverpool
    FT
    3 Crystal Palace
    3 Liverpool
  4. Manchester United vs. Hull City
    FT
    3 Man Utd
    1 Hull
  5. Manchester City vs. Aston Villa
    FT
    4 Man City
    0 Aston Villa
  6. Sunderland vs. West Bromwich Albion
    FT
    2 Sunderland
    0 West Brom
  7. West Bromwich Albion vs. Stoke City
    FT
    1 West Brom
    2 Stoke
  8. Tottenham Hotspur vs. Aston Villa
    FT
    3 Spurs
    0 Aston Villa
  9. Sunderland vs. Swansea City
    FT
    1 Sunderland
    3 Swansea
  10. Southampton vs. Manchester United
    FT
    1 Southampton
    1 Man Utd
  11. Norwich City vs. Arsenal
    FT
    0 Norwich
    2 Arsenal
  12. Manchester City vs. West Ham United
    FT
    2 Man City
    0 West Ham
  13. Liverpool vs. Newcastle United
    FT
    2 Liverpool
    1 Newcastle
  14. Hull City vs. Everton
    FT
    0 Hull
    2 Everton
  15. Fulham vs. Crystal Palace
    FT
    2 Fulham
    2 Crystal Palace
  16. Cardiff City vs. Chelsea
    FT
    1 Cardiff
    2 Chelsea
  17. Arsenal vs. Crystal Palace
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Arsenal
    Crystal Palace
  18. Burnley vs. Chelsea
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Burnley
    Chelsea
  19. Leicester City vs. Everton
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Leicester
    Everton
  20. Liverpool vs. Southampton
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Liverpool
    Southampton
  21. Manchester United vs. Swansea City
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Man Utd
    Swansea
  22. Newcastle United vs. Manchester City
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Newcastle
    Man City
  23. Queens Park Rangers vs. Hull City
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    QPR
    Hull
  24. Stoke City vs. Aston Villa
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    Stoke
    Aston Villa
  25. West Bromwich Albion vs. Sunderland
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    West Brom
    Sunderland
  26. West Ham United vs. Tottenham Hotspur
    16ᵗʰ Aug 15:00 BST
    West Ham
    Spurs
  27. Aston Villa vs. Newcastle United
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Aston Villa
    Newcastle
  28. Chelsea vs. Leicester City
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Chelsea
    Leicester
  29. Crystal Palace vs. West Ham United
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Crystal Palace
    West Ham
  30. Everton vs. Arsenal
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Everton
    Arsenal
  31. Hull City vs. Stoke City
    23ʳᵈ Aug 15:00 BST
    Hull
    Stoke
  32. View All
ARS
SWA
90+4
Kallstrom throws anothe rball into the box but Chico clears well. Last chance for Arsenal.
90+3
Swansea defending stoutly as Arsenal throw everything at them for the three points.
90+2
Sagna forward on the right but are forced backwards and the keeper has to go long.
90+1
Arsenal now pouring forward hoping to rescue the three points here.
90'
 
OWN GOAL FLAMINI! Britton gets into the box and Szczesny comes out to save with his legs and the ball hits Flamini on his wya bakc and rolls into the net.
Swansea City Goal

Left Footed - Bottom Center

89'
Rangel loses out to Gibbs on the left in a 50-50 and Arsenal can keep the ball again.Swansea just about clear but only to Kallstrom.
Arsenal Substitution
88'
 
Giroud comes off for Sanogo.
87'
Hernandez can't play a one-two with Rangel on the edge of the area and Arsenal break up the pitch.
86'
Hernandez probing on the edge of the box but Arsenal standing firm.
85'
Bony rises wonderfully again to meet a Hernandez cross but the keeper saves with ease.
84'
Cleared easily by Arsenal who break through Cazorla. Arsenal now in possession and trying to slow the game down.
83'
Free kick given away by Kallstrom wide right. De Guzman to swing it in.
82'
Arteta fouls De Guzman in the middle. Swansea take it quickly.
81'
Gibbs again breaking at pace down the left but his cross is cleared by Davies as no Arsenal player bothered to get into the box!
80'
Swansea now pushing for an equaliser. Can already see the full backs playing higher but Arsenal are defending well here.
79'
 
Kim Kallstrom makes his long awaited debut for Arsenal coming on for Rosicky. Swansea swap Shelvey for Hernandez.
Swansea City Substitution
Arsenal Substitution
78'
De Guzman plays in Routledge again but Mertesacker does just enough for the ball to run through to the keeper.
77'
Cazorla knocks one line for Giroud but overhits it and it goes for a goal kick.
76'
De Guzman plays in Routledge inside the full back and dinks a cross in but it is too close to the keeper who gathers.
75'
Williams fouls Giroud. Clearly furstrated and goes through the back of the striker on the half way line.
74'
 
This time Podolski goes flying down the wing and crosses to Giroud. Williams and Chico can't cut it out and Giroud applies the finish from two yards out.
74'
 
Taylor comes off injured and Ben Davies comes on.
Arsenal Goal

Left Footed - Top Center

73'
 
GOAL! Podolski equalises after Gibbs outpaces Rangel on the left side. He clips it into the box and the German is there to apply the finish from six yards out.
Arsenal Goal

Left Footed - Bottom Left

72'
Cazorla clips one over to Gibbs who manages to just keep the ball in play. He crosses but Shelvey clears but only to an Arsenal man who gets them on their way again.
71'
Routledge outmuscles Sagna and breaks to Bony. He lays it back to Dyer and the Swans look to keep the ball again.
70'
Sagna breaks down the right and lays it back to Rosicky who gives it to Flamini. He crosses towards Cazorla and the Spaniard goes down looking for a penalty. There was no push though and the ref waves play on.
69'
Good pressure from Dyer on Gibbs and the defender slices clear in his own half.
68'
Taylor gives it to Vorm bang on his goal line but the Dutch keeper does well to take a touch and clear.
67'
Arteta with a fre kick on the right wing but Taylor heads clear under no pressure. Arsenal look to rebuild again.
66'
Podolski down injured here after a knock from Bony. But he gets up eventually and Arsenal are back with the ball.
65'
Cazorla gives it to Sagna who gives it back to the Spaniard. He can't find a way through and is forced to go sideways. Eventually Giroud gets it but th eball bounces off him and Swansea stab clear.
64'
Bony holds it up from a throw and lays to De Guzman but he can't make his way down the right wing and it comes off him for an Arsenal throw.
63'
 
Michu was never going to last the full 90 and is replaced by Nathan Dyer.
Swansea City Substitution
62'
Rosicky tries to lay in Sagna on the right wing but Routledge covers well and clears with the help of Taylor.
61'
Flamini gives away a silly foul in the middle of the park to relieve some pressure for Swansea as Arsenal poured forward.
60'
Britton robs Flamini in the middle of the park and sets Swansea back on their way through De Guzman. He crosses well to Michu at the far post but his header is poor and goes well over.
59'
Routledge with it on the left. He twists and turns and plays it to Taylor who knocks it inside one more to Shelvey. He gets it out of his feet from distance and shoots but he gets it all wrong and it goes high and wide.
58'
Cazorla plays it to Flamini on the edge of the area. He tries an intricate flick to Giroud but can't pull it off. Ball breaks to Rosicky who pushes it on to his right foot and smashes well over.
57'
 
Oxlade-Chamberlain makes way for Lukas Podolski.
Arsenal Substitution
56'
Swansea again happy to just knock the ball about and let Arsenal do some chasing. Very impressive stuff. Arsenal crowd getting restless at their team,.
55'
Lovely break from Swansea. Michu cuts back to Shelvey who crosses towards Bony at thefar post but the keeper comes out to collect.
54'
Gibbs smashes in a low cross from the byline towards Flamini. He gets something on it biut it ricochets off a Swansea defender and back off the Frenchman for a goal kick.
53'
Swansea looking really comfortable on the ball. Not scared of taking on Arsenal at their own game.
52'
Michu does brilliantly on the right to find Shelvey in the middle. He finds Taylor on the left who crosses deep to Michu but Szczesny comes out to claim.
51'
Gibbs with a cross but nobody in the box and Britton and Routledge clear up.
50'
Bony in a footrace with Gibbs which the Arsenal man wins. Just as well because Bony may have been in on goal there. Monk furious his striker wasn't stronger in the tackle.
49'
Bony wins the header to routledge on the right. He finds Michu in the middle first time who carries the ball forward before shooting but it goes harmlessly wide.
48'
Arsenal try and get the ball to Giroud but Chico nips in to block. OxladeChamberlain then comes in from the right and tries a left footed shot which is also blocked.
47'
Pattern of the game much like the first half. Arsenal with a lot of possession but not in dangerous areas. Swansea deep and happy.
46'
Arsenal kick us off and they have it all to do in this second half. Can Swansea keep their concentration for the second 45? We shall see.
-
Good half from Swansea. Defended well. Passed the ball well and have the lead after a wonderful team goal! Arsenal have it all to do in the second half.
45+2
Bony beasts past Flamini and Rosicky as though they weren't there but couldn't get past Vermaelen. Sagna breaks down the right but his cross is deep and easy for Vorm to gather.
45+1
Gibbs fouls Shelvey as they look to break on the right. No card though despite it's cyncical nature. Arteta with some hilarious protestations as he flings himself to the ground in a strop after the ref gives another free kick.
45'
Free kick to Arsenal after Bony leans in to Vermaelen. Deep from the left with Arteta to take. Cleared by Britton at the second attempt.
44'
Slow play by Arsenal. The fans groan as the Gunners go backwards with the ball. Swansea defending deep and in numbers.
43'
Cazorla does really well to shift the ball on the edge of the area and get half a yard of space. He leaves Chico in his backside but his tame shot is saved well by Vorm low to his right.
42'
Routledge gives Vorm a dodgy backpass but he just about deals with it under pressure from Giroud. Throw in to Arsenal.
41'
The delivery is put into a good area but Sagna misses it and it goes all the way through for a goal kick.
40'
Britton unlucky to go through the back of Arteta when it appeared he would get the ball. Cazorla to cross from the wide right free kick.
39'
Arsenal's turn to move the ball now. Arteta with it on the right gives it to Sagna on the overlap. His good cross is gathered by Vorm but noone is getting across the front post to touch it home.
38'
Dont know what to say because Swansea are still in possession. A wonderful period of passing and Arsenal can't get near them. Shelvey puts it forward to Shelvey but he can't just move the ball to Michu who was running in on goal central.
37'
Bony holds off Vermaelen to lay it off to De Guzman to set up another Swansea attack. The move the ball well across the field to Taylor but he is forced back. Swansea still with the ball despite heavy Arsenal pressure.
36'
Oxlade Chamberlain bursts into the penalty area on the right side, he gets half a yard and shoots but it was always going wide.
35'
Cazorla over the free kick which is central but too far out to shoot. He crosses to the far post but there is Bony to flick it away for a corner. Cazorla scampers over to take but Giroud misses the overhead kick effort.
34'
 
Bony absolutely scythes down Rosicky from behind and picks up the first card of the game. Deservedly so.
Swansea City Yellow card

Arsenal

Swansea

33'
Swansea now in possession as Williams gives it back to Vorm. He wants to go short but Arsenal are pressing very high.
32'
Bad touch from Oxlade Chamberlain on the right wing allows Taylor in but he is released again after a poos pass from Swansea. He cuts back to Giroud who turns Chico but can't get his shot away as Williams is there to mop up.
31'
Rangel gives away a soft free kick as he puts a high foot in on Gibbs. Looked unlucky. Cazrola swings it in from the left wing but Bony clears to Oxlade Chamberlain whose shot is blocked by Rosicky of all people.
30'
Arsenal probing and probing but their possession is taking them no further than the final third as Swansea defend well in numbers.
29'
Swansea try and go long to Bony but he misjudges the flight and Mertesacker clears up. He then goes long but nothing comes of it as Britton hacks away.
28'
Oxlade Chamberlain bursts into the left side of the penalty area. He drives for the byline but Williams gets back to tackle for a corner. Cazorla takes and Giroud wins it but Williams clears.
27'
Swansea win a free kick on the half way line. Not surprisingly they go short back to WIlliams and slow the game down again.
26'
Giroud wins a corner off Taylor. but the cross goes out of play from the corner.
25'
Bony totally dominates Vermaelen to win a free kick. Shields the ball so well. De Guzman is played in on the right but he cuts back to Michu who feeds Bony back out to the right. The cross comes in but Bony can't meet it as Vermaelen just gets there first.
24'
Controlled possession from Swansea as Britton takes control and pushes the ball about in the middle. Shelvey now plays to Rangel wide right.
23'
Routledge breaks from a corner and carries it half the pitch and gives it to Michu who cuts back to SHelvey on the edge. He shapes to shoot but the shot is blocked.
22'
Swansea playing themselves into trouble after Chico looks to switch to Taylor deep in their own half but overhits the pass.
21'
Cazorla's loose touch is pciked off by Williams but he loses it and Cazorla is released again on the right. He crosses but Chico clears.
20'
Giroud turns away from Chico about 30 yards out. He shifts it on to his left foot and lets fly but it is deflected wide for a corner which Vermaelen heads high for Vorm to clear.
19'
Corner to the near post finds Mertesacker who gets his head to it but it hits the side netting. Half the crowd thought it was in.
18'
Beautiful football from Rosicky and Cazorla to one-two it into the box but his left footed cut back only finds Britton on the cover.
17'
Arsenal with more of the ball but can't create anything in tha final third. Swansea defending so well so far.
16'
Michu lays off to Britton who finds Bony again. This time Vermaelen just manages to hold him up long enough to force the Ivorian to go backwards. A long ball from Shelvey through the middle almost finds Bony but he is half a yard offside.
15'
Bony dominating the centre backs so far. Every time the ball goes up to him he wins it. This time he goes back to Williams who attempts to go long again but the ball goes straight through to the keeper.
14'
Arsenal try and break after a foray by De Guzman but Oxlade Chamberlain overhits a ball over the top to Giroud and it goes out for a throw.
13'
Arsenal with the ball again but Swansea back in their shape. Ball goes to Giroud on the right touchline but Williams smashes into him and puts the ball out for a throw.
12'
Oxlade Chamberlain storms forward but is tackled by Shelvey in the middle. Swans now with the ball again with Taylor at left back.
11'
 
What a goal! Swansea pass the ball for about two minutes there. Taylor finds loads of space on the left wing and crosses to Bony who gets up brilliantly over Vermaelen and powers a header into the corner. Wonderful header and great team move.
Swansea City Goal

Header - Bottom Left

10'
Swansea finally with some possession. They have moved the ball around the defence well but Arsenal's pressing high up isn't allowing them out. They've gone all the way back to Vorm.
9'
Arsenal with it again this time with Cazorla and Arteta echanging passes under no pressure in midfield. Swansea happy to sit back in formation.
8'
Rosicky steps on Michu after a loose touch and Swansea get a free kick in their own half. A moments reprieve as they try and work the ball up to Bony.
7'
Arteta delivers a deep free kick to the far post towards Mertesacker but again it is too close to Vorm and he gathers with ease.
6'
It has been all Arsenal. They're moving the ball fast and fluid and Swansea are sat very very deep and very very narrow.
5'
Arteta finds space in th emiddle and spreads to Cazorla. He tries to find Giroud at the far post but it is too close to Vorm and he gathers with ease.
4'
Routledge barges Sagna in the back on the right wing. Arteta takes quickly and Giroud lays it back to Oxlade chamberlain who lets loose a volley from the edge of the area but Vorm does well to parry.
3'
Bony does well to hold off Mertesacker and then spread the ball out to Rangel on the right but his cross is easily headed away by Vermaelen.
2'
Arsenal with most of the ball in the early stages but Swansea are sat very deep and soaking up the pressure.
1'
And we're off at the Emirates with Swansea set to kick us off shooting from right to left. Lee Probert is the ref.
19:40
With just five minutes to go before kick off it would only be courteous to give you the odds. Arsenal can be backed at 4/9 while an away win is priced at 6/1. And a draw, which has never happened between these two can be had at 10/3.
19:35
STAT: The away side in this fixture have scored two goals in five of the last six meetings between these sides. Swansea have won just two of their last eight Premier League games while tonight's opponents have won just three in the same time period. If the season had started on New Years Day Swansea would be in the relegation zone, two points from safety.
19:30
STAT: There have been eight goals in the last 10 minutes of the last five meetings in all competitions between Arsenal and Swansea. There has never been a draw between these two sides with the Gunners just edging it having won five of the nine games. Arsene Wenger's side have the best defensive home record having conceded just seven goals.
19:25
Garry Monk is warning his players of a backlash from Arsenal's weekend drubbing: "We are expecting a reaction from them. That's the message to my boys. We will try to go up there with the right attitude and put on the right performance to come away with something."
19:20
Arsene Wenger has offered little insight as to why his team keep getting trounced by the sides above them: "We are intelligent enough and care enough about the club to, of course, be disappointed with our performance (in the 6-0 defeat to Chelsea). The common thing was that it was a 12.45 game and twice we were caught at the start of the game. Why? We don't really know."
19:15
AWAY NEWS: Garry Monk recalls Michu to the starting line-up for the first time since his three-month lay off. The rookie manager has shuffled his pack since defeat to Everton at the weekend with Taylor coming in a left back to replace Davies. Canas, Dyer and Hernandez all also make way for Shelvey, de Guzman and their start Spanish striker Michu to return.
19:10
HOME NEWS: Arsene Wenger has made two changes to the side that got thumped 6-0 by Chelsea on Saturday. Vermaelen comes in at centre back to cover the injured Koscielny while Podolski drops to the bench to accomodate Flamini in midfield meaning now-not-suspended Oxlade-Chamberlain will fill one of the forward positions. Gibbs is also available and starting at left back after his wrongful sending off on Saturday.
19:05
TEAMS: Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Flamini, Arteta, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Rosixky, Cazorla, Giroud. Subs: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Bellerin, Kallstrom, Sanogo, Gnabry, Podolski. /// Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Williams, Chico Flores, Taylor, Britton, Shelvey, de Guzman, Routledge, Michu, Bony. Subs: Tremmel, Amat, Davies, Canas, Dyer, Hernandez, Vazquez.
19:00
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Arsenal vs Swansea from the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners will be hoping to put their nightmare weekend behind them while Swansea are desperate for points in order to keep clear of the relegation struggle.

Starting Line-ups

Arsenal
Swansea City
    • 1
      Szczesny
    • 3
      Gibbs
    • 5
      Vermaelen
    • 4
      Mertesacker
    • Sagna
    • 8
      Arteta
    • 20
      Flamini
    • 19
      Cazorla
    • 7
      Rosicky
    • 15
      Oxlade-Chamberlain
    • 12
      Giroud
Team Manager:  Arsène Wenger
    • 10
      Bony
    • 9
      Michu
    • De Guzmán
    • 7
      Britton
    • 8
      Shelvey
    • 15
      Routledge
    • 22
      Rangel
    • 4
      Chico
    • 6
      Williams
    • 3
      Taylor
    • 1
      Vorm
Team Manager:  Garry Monk
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
W. Szczesny 0 1 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
B. Sagna 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
P. Mertesacker 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
T. Vermaelen 0 0 0 2 7 0 2 1 0 0 0 90
K. Gibbs 0 1 0 5 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. Arteta 0 0 0 95 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 90
S. Cazorla 0 0 1 84 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 90
M. Flamini 0 0 0 85 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
T. Rosicky 0 0 0 71 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 79
A. Oxlade-Chamberlain 0 0 1 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 57
Kim Källström 0 0 0 14 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 11
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
O. Giroud 1 0 1 31 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 89
L. Podolski 1 1 1 15 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 33
Y. Sanogo 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
M. Vorm 0 2 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Chico 0 0 0 3 12 0 1 2 0 0 0 90
A. Williams 0 0 0 6 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
A. Rangel 0 0 0 2 6 0 3 0 0 0 0 90
N. Taylor 0 1 0 2 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 73
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
L. Britton 0 0 0 50 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
W. Routledge 0 0 0 36 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
J. De Guzmán 0 0 0 39 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
J. Shelvey 0 0 0 41 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 79
N. Dyer 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27
P. Hernández 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
W. Bony 1 0 2 32 0 0 3 3 1 0 0 90
Michu 0 0 0 30 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 63
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