The former Arsenal keeper Lukasz Fabianski led a charmed life for his new club as the Gunners produced a much better second half but were unable to break the resistance of the visitors and continue the winning run that had us looking good for second place.
It was a pretty cagey first half, although right from the start it was Arsenal who dominated the ball and passed it around with accuracy. The likes of Ozil, Cazorla, Ramsey and Ozil were interchanging positions and seeking for openings but Swansea were determined to sit deep and deny us any space.
They pressed us hard and allowed little time on the ball while trying to look for a counter but always with one eye on defence so chances were hard to come by. We nearly got in a few times, with Cazorla having a shot blocked and Alexis having a penalty claim. The Chilean nearly found Ramsey with a long raking ball as well but we were not doing enough.
The tempo from Arsenal was too slow to get Swansea out of their comfort zone and I’m sure that Arsene Wenger will have asked them to speed things up and be more incisive in the final third. We were better and the pressure was pretty sustained on the Swansea box, especially after Walcott and Wilshere had replaced Giroud and Coquelin. Arsenal either missed the crucial gfinal ball, had shots blocked or found Fabianski in place to deny us a goal.
And our frustration was multiplied by a huge factor when Gomis produced a smash and grab goal with a header that had just crossed the line before Ospina clawed it out. Unbelievable bad luck but to be honest we should have taken at least one chance before then. Fabianski was good but we were wasteful and are now in a spot of bother ahead of a big trip to Old Trafford.