Why Arsenal MUST beat Swansea!

Why Arsenal Should Go all Out To Beat Swansea! by AT

Looking at the Premier League table at the end of round 35 of the Premier League, Arsenal go into Monday night’s clash against Swansea City on 70 points, level with Manchester City and five clear of Manchester United, with Arsene Wenger’s men having a game in hand over both the Manchester clubs and with form clearly on their side.

On close analysis of how things stand, Arsenal can all but ensure automatic qualification for next season’s Champions League if we beat Swansea at the Emirates, irrespective of Manchester United’s result at Crystal Palace. Louis van Gaal’s side are currently on 65 points with just three games to play, meaning that the maximum amount of points they can finish with is 74. Should Arsenal beat Swansea on Monday night, our points tally would go up to 73 and a draw against United at Old Trafford will cause them to drop two points, meaning that they can finish with a maximum points tally of 72.

Even if we lose to United after beating Swansea, we will only need a single point from the last two games of the campaign to ensure third spot in the table, which we play against Sunderland and West Brom, both at the Emirates. With that being said, the game against Swansea will be of great significance in the race for automatic Champions League qualification as Arsenal can all but nail down a place with a victory. The Gunners also have a much better goal difference than the Red Devils, which is another crucial advantage.

While I do understand that second place is the goal for Arsenal, it does seem as though that battle will go on until the last day of the season as City seem to have finally found some form. Anyway, what I’m trying to say is Arsenal should go all out against Swansea to nail down third spot, and that will give the team a very comfortable platform to finish second, something that hasn’t been achieved in quite a while.


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  1. Dennis says:

    We will beat the Swans, I believe a tie is enough at UTD and win the remaining games. COYG!!

    1. KickAssFan says:

      I said the same thing once, and what happened was terrible. Just hope and pray we beat them.

      1. Gunner_PB says:

        OT – Arsenal should bring in Lacazette, title would be even closer. He is between Giroud and Henry, might do the trick.

    2. SoOpa AeoN says:

      Things i hate during the Transfer window
      (1) Negotiation (price, player purchase)DeLay
      (2) Late Transfers
      (3) irrelevant punditry & MeTro

    3. SoOpa AeoN says:

      i will take the game against manure as our game in hand……that would be the must win game i so desire to take 3pts from

  2. fred cowardly says:

    We will win. 🙂

  3. Mick The Gooner says:

    I hate Monday Night Football. Can’t go to away games on Mondays, unless it’s a London club of course.

  4. McDoodle says:

    Seems like every game now is a ‘must win’

    1. SoOpa AeoN says:

      sure McDoodle…… If we are to make the 2nd place our own, then winning every game from swansea onwards is a must…. And that includes Villa

  5. lalitsyal says:

    What’s the point of settling for third spot when you have a strong chance of reaching second spot.
    2nd now looks more possible than it was 4 months back.

    Why should we feel negative now when the circumstances are much more favourable. Think big & +ve.

  6. Big Gun says:

    We need to beat both Swansea and United and are more than capable of it. United have lost their last 3 games so are low on confidence, we need to hit them where it hurts. Hopefully Palace will upset them even more. This will affect them negatively not only now until the rest of the season, but for next season too. In other words, the monkey is off our backs and onto theirs.
    Most importantly, we need to finish strong in second place.

  7. lee says:

    V Swansea (right hand side dependent on if Rmasey is fit or not)


    Bellerin Per Kos Monreal

    Coq Cazorla

    Rams/Walcott Ozil Sanchez


  8. samuel@justarsenal.com says:

    Arsenal winning all their remaining 4 BPL games and the FA Cup final at Wembley is imperative. Because the Gunners have to start imposing their dominance as the team to fear by their title rivals right from this season. Arsenal have beaten Man Utd in the FA Cup at Old Trafford this season. But they are yet to beat them in the League at Old Trafford for a long time now. And now that the Gunners are now playing with a great technical balance in the Gunners Boss’ first team choice starting XI, that have seen them won 9 games and drew just 1 game at home to Chelsea in their last 10 games. I am believing the Gunners are now well in a stronger position more than in the past to beat Man Utd in the league at their home right in front of their partisan crowd. As for the young Garry Monk and his Swans visit to Emirates Stadium on Monday night, I believe the Boss and the Gunners are more than armed to forestall any level of Game App Data Plan strategy Garry Monk and his Swans outfit will unleash on the Boss and the Gunners, who have undoubtedly equipped themselves with a superior Game App Data Plan strategy to destroy Garry Monk’s inferior Game App Data Plan. I think young Garry Monk’s Swans and Garry Monk himself would have been thought some hard soccer lesson after the blast of the final whistle concluding the game at 90” +. With the final scores showing as: AFC 5-0 SCFC. So Anurag, don’t worry. I can assure you there won’t be any problem to bother about in this Monday night game as far as Arsenal are concerned.

  9. CraigZWE says:

    2nd is loser mentality.

    Only thing that matters is winning.

    Thinking anything else is good is just what losers do to make themselves feel better.

    1. optimisticgooner says:

      U do realize dat 1st position is out of question now?

  10. FFFanatic says:

    Well duh. At this point every game is must win if we want to finish second. We must beat Swansea. We must beat Sunderland and West Brom. AND we must beat Man Utd…more to put the fear of God in everyone that we’ll come all guns blazing next year then to secure position. A draw against United would do but ambition means we go into these last 4 games and smash them. Nothing else is good enough at this point.

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