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.