Swansea 2 – 2 Arsenal, the score line flatters us by KJ
What can I say? It was another mediocre performance by the Arsenal. The players were by and large dreadful and completely lacked any creativity until we went a goal down. We were lucky to come out of the game still in the FA cup.
We started off very timidly and we just passed it sideways or gave the ball away to Swansea who were generally better than us on possession. They were the more threatening team but it was a boring first half in truth.
The second half livened up quite a bit but for the wrong reasons. Michu was substituted on and immediately was one on one with Szczesny which ended with the ball in the back of the net. This Michu guy is something very special and has been an absolute bargain at £2 million. 1-0.
We started to actually threaten their goal which in itself is another problem. We should’ve been threatening their goal from the off and there is a real question on the attitude of the players.
Eventually, Podolski managed to net us the equaliser by controlling Koscielny’s mishit shot and brilliantly tucked it away. 1-1.
We somehow turned the tie around after Gibbs brilliantly volleyed the ball into the Swansea net. It was a thunderbolt. Giroud did well to loft the ball over their entire defence. 1-2.
However, it wasn’t meant to be and Danny Graham ruined what would’ve been a brilliant but undeserved result by Arsenal. A corner that wasn’t dealt with landed to an unmarked Danny Graham (putting massive question over this zonal marking system) who coolly curled it into the back of the net. 2-2.
It was a disappointing result as we now have an extremely congested fixture list from now until the end of January because we fell asleep.