Swansea City; Arsenal’s new bogey team (Video)

Arsenal meet Swansea City in what is the fourth clash between the two in recent times when they battle at the Liberty Stadium in the FA Cup third round on Sunday.

The Gunners haven’t found facing the Swans an easy task since the Welsh outfit earned promotion from the Championship two years ago.

Swansea have managed to become almost Arsenal’s bogey team in the last few years, seemingly able to outplay the North Londoners at their own game at times.

WTTGT takes a look at the last three clashes between the two sides.

Arsenal 1-0 Swansea City

September 2011

In what was the first meeting between the two sides in 30 years, Arsenal scraped past a resilient newly-promoted Swansea with a 1-0 win at the Emirates.

Michel Vorm gifted Andrey Arshavin the only goal of the game, in a fixture that witnessed the Gunners debuts of Mikel Arteta, Per Mertesacker and Yossi Benayoun.

Swansea City 3-2 Arsenal

January 2012

In the reverse fixture of the former, Arsenal travelled to Wales in stuttering form, looking to get back on track with a victory over the Swans.

And it looked to be heading that way, when a delicious Robin van Persie strike put the Gunners ahead.

It didn’t last too long though, as Scott Sinclair and then Nathan Dyer strikes turned the game on its head to give Swansea a 2-1 lead.

Theo Walcott levelled the match with a Thierry Henry-esque finish, but the Londoners were level for less than a minute, as Danny Graham netted the winning goal for the hosts.

Arsenal 0-2 Swansea City

December 2012

Coming off the back of two draws away from home, Arsenal were looking to return to winning ways when they hosted the Swans at the Emirates.

Having thrashed Tottenham Hotspur 5-2 in their last Premier League outing in North London, the Gunners were left with a rather sour taste in the mouth come the conclusion of this match.

After a lacklustre 87 minutes, Spanish hot shot Michu netted a late double to take three points away from the capital, and leapfrog Arsenal in the process.

Matt Cotton

 

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One Response to Swansea City; Arsenal’s new bogey team (Video)

  1. jonsongrakke@ymail.com January 5, 2013 at 10:37 pm #

    Relax, Goons!
    We're gonna SPANK them tomorrow!
    No way will they win 3 in a row against us.
    EASY win – Round 4 draw here we come! Bring on Van Judas!

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