Full Time: Arsenal 2-1 Swansea City
Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal managed to see off a mini-threat from Welsh outfit Swansea as they came back from 1-0 down to clinch all three points. Sam Clucas opened the scoring for the visitors but a noisy Emirates helped Arsenal claw their way back.
Sead Kolasinac equalled just a few minutes into the second half while Aaron Ramsey came up with a timely goal just seven minutes after the first goal, as Arsenal managed to hold on to a 2-1 scoreline to seal an important win.
Here’s how the Arsenal players fared against Swansea.
Arsenal Player Ratings
Petr Cech (7)
Though he could have done better to stop the first, made a tremendous save to deny Ayew, that won his side the points.
Laurent Koscielny (6)
Koscielny was solid as asual and hardly gave breathing space to the Swansea attackers.
Per Mertesacker (5)
Was turned inside out on a number of occasions by Abraham on a night which will stay long in the memory for the German.
Nacho Monreal (7)
Stuck to his task well on the left-hand side of the backline as he kept out most of the Swansea attacks.
Hector Bellerin (5)
Was at fault for Swansea’s first goal but put on a good shift on the flank, helping his side at both ends of the field.
Aaron Ramsey (7)
Scored a well-composed goal which later turned out to be the winner, to cap off an impressive midfield display.
Granit Xhaka (7)
A solid performance from the Swiss who dominated the midfield and never gave the Swans any time or space on the ball. Played plenty of good long balls to send his attackers through.
Sead Kolasinac (7)
Kolasinac had a solid outing as he scored one and assisted one to help Arsenal come out on top. He played as a left winger for hardly 20 minutes when Wenger shifted to a 4-2-3-1 from a 3-4-3 and he contributed with this. What a player he is turning out to be for the Gunners.
Mesut Ozil (7)
Created a number of chances against a Swansea side that played into his hands by dropping deeper and deeper.
Alexis Sanchez (8)
Was involved in each and every exciting attack from Arsenal and was unlucky to not be on the score sheet.
Alexandre Lacazette (6)
The Frenchman sported a lone figure for most of the game as he failed to test the Swansea defence all night.
Rob Holding (6)
Came on late in the game to see off a one-goal lead.
Olivier Giroud (7)
Giroud had a good half-chance to score after coming on but couldn’t quite meet it properly.