Ki Seung-yeung: “I think it was a penalty”

Swansea midfielder Ki Seung-yeung believes his side should have been awarded a penalty for what he believes was a foul on him by Laurent Koscielny in the first half of the Swans’ clash with Arsenal at the Liberty Stadium today.

Arsenal were leading 1-0 at the time when Ki Seung-yeung went down in the box, falling over the trailing leg of Koscielny and was immediately booked by the referee for simulation. Continue reading

Iwobi, Sanchez impress as Arsenal hit Swansea for Four

A pair of own goals in between a goal each for Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez helped Arsenal end their poor run of recent results away from home in the Premier League, thrashing Swansea City 4-0 at the Liberty Stadium.

With Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil both returning to the side and straight into the starting line-up, Arsene Wenger might have expected a better start from his Arsenal side, but the Gunners continued their early struggles, taking close to half an hour to find their groove. Continue reading

Wenger: “He scores when he wants!”

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger was full of praise for chief playmaker Mesut Ozil after the German scored what proved to be the winning goal against Swansea at the Emirates earlier today.

Wenger spoke about Ozil’s performance in training, sharing, . “When you see him in training, he scores basically when he wants. You speak with the keepers and he’s one of the most difficult players to predict where he’ll put the ball. In the game, I’m happy that he gets goals and I hope that gives him the taste to try more.” Continue reading

Wenger makes surprising declaration on refereeing decision

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger made a surprising statement after the Gunners’ 3-2 win against Swansea City today, declaring that he will not appeal the red card handed out to Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka.

Xhaka was sent off by Referee Jon Moss for tripping Swansea attacker Mo Barrow near the half-way line and was surprisingly shown a straight red card. Continue reading

Arsene Wenger: “We have the same number of points as Manchester City”

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wore a relieved look on his face in his post match interview after the Gunners hung on bravely with 10-men to grab all three points from their home game with Swansea City, sneaking away with a 3-2 triumph.

Wenger said after the game, “I have some mixed feelings because it looked at some points comfortable and then it never was. We could never capitalize on the two-goal cushion but at least we got the three points. I would say when we went two goals ahead, we lost our focus, and when you are playing a team who are down the bottom and trying to stay in the Premier League, you can’t do that.” Continue reading

That was NEVER a Red!

Granit Xhaka might have a bit of a reputation for being a bad boy in European circles, having collected 5 red cards this year, but his latest dished out by Referee Jon Moss in the 70th minute of Arsenal’s 3-2 win against Swansea City was certainly ridiculous.

Xhaka committed a cynical foul on Mo Barrow as the pacey Swansea winger tried to break down the right wing, and was astonishingly shown a straight red by Moss, who surely must have misplaced his cards. Continue reading

Arsenal hang on for pulsating win against Swansea

10-man Arsenal hung on bravely in the end to grab all three points against Swansea City at Emirates after Referee Jon Moss’ shocking decision to show Granit Xhaka a straight red card for a deliberate trip on Swansea’s Mo Barrow close to the half-way line.

Xhaka’s sending off and Swansea’s fighting spirit were the major storylines while Theo Walcott missed the chance to score a hat-trick, hitting the post twice after scoring a brace in the  first half that had seemingly put Arsenal very much in the driver’s seat. Continue reading