It seems strange to think that Swansea did the impossible last season by winning both fixtures against Arsenal, but the fact is that they have been a bit of a bogey team for the Gunners ever since they first won promotion in 2011. They won their first ever home Premier League game against us, and have actually won half of our meetings (four out of eight).
There have been many Arsenal transfer rumours in the last couple of months that have focused on the keeper situation at the club and most of them seem to think that Arsene Wenger is going to sign a top class player to help Arsenal push on and become a team capable of winning the Premier League title.
There are not a lot of happy Arsenal fans around after watching Swansea stage a smash-and-grab raid on Monday, especially as it was our old reserve keeper Lukasz Fabianski making our strikers look like schoolboys in a Man-Of-the-Match performance. But at least one Arsenal player, Jack Wilshere, was happy for the Polish shot-stopper.
Swansea came to the Emirates last night with the obvious idea of trying to emulate Chelsea by flooding the midfield and defence to try and stop Arsenal scoring. Like Chelsea they succeeded, but also exceeded the performance of the Champions by scoring the winner through Bafetimbi Gomis five minutes from the end.
Arsene Wenger has a tradition of playing his reserve keeper in the FA Cup and even stuck with Lukasz Fabianski in the Final last year after he heroically saved Arsenal in the semifinal penalty shootout.
With the ongoing Arsenal rumours suggesting that Arsene Wenger is favourite to sign the unhappy Chelsea keeper Petr Cech, the question arises of who will be moved on to make space for the brilliant shot-stopper?
This is not the first time that the Arsenal and Poland international star Wojciech Szczesny has found himself in a bit of an awkward situation with his manager. Arsene Wenger revealed today in the press conference ahead of the home game against Stoke City on Sunday, that the keeper had apologised for apparently smoking a cigarette in the showers after the defeat at Southampton, but I wonder just how thin ice he is really on.
There is little doubt that Wojciech Szczesny, the Poland international who seriously tests your spelling skills, had his best year in an Arsenal shirt last season. He was unlucky not feature in the FA cup triumph at Wembley, after Arsene Wenger had handed the domestic cup duties to Lukasz Fabianski, but there was no doubt that the 24-year old was the undisputed number one for Arsenal.