Saturday, October 15th, Mesut Ozil’s stunning volley goal marked a thriller win over Swansea, at Emirates stadium. What a way to celebrate his birthday with a remarkable finish.
Arsenal was in charge with Theo’s two wolfish goals but Gylfi Sigurdsson gave a hope to come back to life before the half time. Arsenal possessed the ball pretty much as Theo found the net twice before the half.
Swansea’s Gonzalez Borja Baston found the net in within the box at 66 minutes gave another lifeline to Swans’ fans. Arsenal’s nervous start of the second half gave Swans’ a leading advantage to equalize. To add salt to the injury, Granit Xhaka was shown a red card for a trip on Barrow.
Nerve cracking moments for Arsenal playing 10 men but Swans were not able to capitalize. Walcott had few chances to clinch the victory, one of them which agonizingly hit the post. Previously, he had been denied a hat-trick by a spectacular save by Fabianski. Eventually, a cross by Alexis was scored on the volley by Mesut Ozil. Arsenal was able to hold the last 20 minutes and went on celebrating the win after the final whistle.
Swans had won last two visits here and had not lost away with Arsenal in over last five years.
It was a great relief to celebrate the win which Arsenal had to work way harder than expected
Arsenal cruises to the top at second place with just few goal difference with Man City despite the weary second half.
Referee: J Moss (West Yorkshire)
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