I would not say that Arsenal started this game away to Swansea City with all guns blazing, but it was at least a lot better than the awful starts we made in the two previous games and we did match the early intensity of the home side without really getting our fluent and threatening football going.
THat led to the two teams cancelling each other out to a certain extent and chances were pretty thin on the ground in the first half, which is why the opening goal was a big plus point for the Gunners and once again it came from our big centre forward Olivier Giroud.
The France international star had just missed getting a touch on a ball across the box from Ramsey but he was on handin the 37th minute to finish after Alexis Sanchez retieved and chipped into the box and Ozil’s header was blocked.
That made halftime a much happier time for Arsenal and we took full advantage of the confidence boost, coming out strongly after the break and putting Swansea under serious pressure. The second and third goals owed a lot to luck as both were big deflections from Iwobi shots but we were good value and there was no luck in the fourth as Alexis produced a fantastic finish.
A comfortable win that takes Arsenal above Liverpool, at least until they take on Man United tomorrow.