We came from behind to win our 9th consecutive home game at The Emirates as we put the pressure on the top few in the league on a weekend, when Spurs lost without Harry Kane, sadly to another side up the top Manchester United. With City, Liverpool and Chelsea all winning this weekend it was vital that we won another three points to stay in touch.
We’d gone behind after just 22 minutes in Arsene Wenger’s 800th match in charge when Clucas slotted the ball under Petr Cech and it looked like being another one of those Swansea-at-home days, but new signing Sead Kolasinac had other ideas. He put in a Man of the Match shift to bring us level six minutes after half time after yet more world class work from Ozil and Lacazette, linking up perfectly to provide the rebound which our Bosnian lashed home. Fabianski of course turned into peak David Seaman for the day, making some great saves, one notable one from Alexis Sanchez which he somehow got to and palmed over the bar.
Just seven minutes after Kolasinac’s strike, Aaron Ramsey scored his 50th goal for Arsenal to put us ahead and we held on for all three points meaning, we’re right up there now albeit with a couple of tricky league games coming up. If we can come out of those with a couple/few/six points we should be sitting pretty with the big boys and Spurs.
Up next is a home tie against Red Star on Spursday when a win will see us into the knockout stages and then we face Man City back in the Premier League on Sunday at 14:15 live on Sky.
More news later, people.