A Great win and a totally deserved 3 points in the bag for the Gunners. The match was evenly poised from the word go as both teams had their fair share of possession, threats on goals, misplaced passes, defensive liabilities but the one thing that the Welsh team failed was to create any clear cut chances and a failure to hit a shot on target. Yet again, Arsenal were patient when Swansea had the ball and were defensively strong to keep a clean sheet.
Alex- Oxalade Chamberlain was the pick of the attackers, as he constantly threatened the Swans goal and had two shots blocked by the woodwork. With this win, the Gunners close in on Chelsea and Tottenham and will be hoping for a slip-up by their London rivals.
Lukasz Fabianski: 6.5/10
The fight for the No 1 spot is getting interesting as Fabianski Kept a clean sheet without having to do anything. Probably the luckiest game he would have ever played.
Per Mertesacker: 7/10
The German was solid once again. Had a check on everything that was thrown at him, except for the shot by Michu in the first half, but fortunately it was off target.
Laurent Koscielny: 7/10
Earning his place ahead of Vermaelen and once again proved his worth to the team. Though he had some misplaced passes, the defender was rock solid at the back and is proving to be an integral part of the Gunners defence.
Nacho Monreal: 7.5/10
Scored the all important first goal which put the Gunners in the driving seat and was decent enough to stop the attacks that came through his flank.
Carl Jenkinson: 8/10
Jenkinson is improving game after game and last night was another example to prove his worth to the team. The youngster not only plays with a mind full of attitude, but gives in 100% every time he steps on the pitch. Contained Nathan Dyer from doing any damages from his wing and contributed in attack as well.
Abou Diaby: 5/10
Arguably the worst man that started the game for the Gunners last night and was eventually subbed late in the second half. Failed in his defensive duties and slowed the tempo of Arsenal’s game.
Mikel Arteta: 7/10
Was at his usual best. Had a calm and composed passing game.
Theo Walcott: 5.5/10
The poor run in front of goal continues for the England international. Not a great performance from the winger.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: 8/10
It was his best performance of the season and all it lacked was a goal to honor his contribution. Looked lively from the kick-off and threaten the goal constantly hitting the cross bad twice.
Santi Cazorla: 7/10
Was constantly crowded by the Swansea defenders, but the Spaniard wriggled past them every time and his link up was once again a delight to watch.
Olivier Giroud: 5.5/10
As always, the French man starts the game lively, but fades off as the game progress. Though he can lay-off an odd ball to the fellow attackers, the forward has to be more flexible to cope up with the juggles of the English game.
Aaron Ramsey (on for Diaby, 71) 6.5/10
Sent the ball on the path of Gervinho who scored the decisive second goal for the Gunners. Though he was booed by the home fans due to his Cardiff connections, the Welsh man had a composed 15 minutes on the pitch.
Gervinho (on for Oxlade-Chamberlain, 71) 6.5/10
Made a lively run down the left flank immediately after he came on. And finished off the game with the second chance he was presented with.
Watch the highlights here:
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