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Arsenal and Swansea in history

Approaching the Swansea by Arsenal game this is what we find…

Swansea City

  • Swansea have won just one of their last seven Premier League games, drawing three and losing three.
  • But only Chelsea and Southampton have earned more points at home than Swansea’s 10 before this weekend’s game.
  • Swansea only averaged 33% ball possession against Everton last weekend, their lowest ever figure since promotion to the Premier League in 2011.
  • Swansea have had three players sent off this season – the highest for any club.
  • Wilfried Bony has scored four goals in his last four Premier League matches.

Arsenal

  • Arsenal  have scored five 90th-minute goals this season, more than any other Premier League team.
  • Arsenal have let in conceded 64% of their goals in the first half of games this season.  More than any other club.
  • Alexis Sanchez has scored 11 goals in his last 13 games for Arsenal,
  • Alexis has scored five in the three most recent league matches
  • Arsenal are unbeaten in the last five games against Swansea.  The last time we failed against them was 2-0 home defeat in December 2012.

Arsenal and Swansea matches of note, throughout the years

6 March 1926: Swansea 2 Arsenal 1.  FA Cup 6.

22 May 1946: Leslie Jones transferred to Swansea

28 January 1950: Arsenal 2 Swansea 1, FA Cup 4th round, en route to Wembley

19 November 1929 Jack Kelsey was born in Llansamlet, near Swansea.

31 March 1958: Mel Charles signed from Swansea.  David Dodson and Paul Davies move the other way.

16 August 2012: Kyle Bartley sold to Swansea for £1m

1 December 2012: Arsenal 0 Swansea 2.  Worst points total after 15 games for 18 years.

16 March 2013: Swansea 0 Arsenal 2: From here to the end of the season Arsenal win 8 draw 2 lose 0.

28 September 2013: Arsenal make it a record breaking 12 consecutive away wins beating Swansea 2-1, and equal all time record of 8 consecutive away PL wins, set by Arsenal on 11 May 2002.

The index to the anniversary files now includes over 5000 entries.

 

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