5 Games That Cost Arsenal Title Push


Swansea City (A)

Just less than a month later, Arsenal travelled to Wales to face Gary Monk’s side on a rainy evening at the Liberty Stadium. Granted, this was a trickier affair for the Gunners but the manner in which they lost that game was unforgiving.

Arsenal managed to take the lead after an hour gone through Sanchez, but again they threw away their advantage when former Tottenham midfieldre Gylfi Sigurdsson, got the home side back in the match with a sublime freekick.

Jefferson Montero was a thorn in the side who terrorised Calum Chambers all night long – a problem everyone but the manager saw and failed to eradicate it. It eventually lead to Bafetimbi Gomis’ headed winner, as the Ecuadorian’s obvious danger on the wing finally paid off for Swansea.

It was a sickening result for the North Londoners, who were guilty of some serious defensive naivety even after taking the lead. Instead of closing out the game, they poured too many men forward in search of another goal and paid the ultimate price. The manager’s tactics were poor.

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