BLAST FROM THE PAST: Arsenal v Swans

14th October

With the Swans heading to the Emirates Stadium on Saturday to face Arsenal, we look at back at some previous encounters between the clubs.
Here, we bring you some classic Premier League meetings, and a Division One thriller.

Arsenal 1 Swans 2
Premier League - March 2, 2016
Swansea City came from behind to beat Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium and move six points clear of the relegation zone.
The hosts started much the brighter and after several near misses, they took the lead when Joel Campbell thundered his effort home from an angle.
But Swansea, who made six changes and handed Stephen Kingsley his first Premier League start, hit back before the break as Wayne Routledge beat Petr Cech with a cool finish after being played through by Jack Cork.
And they completed the dramatic turnaround with 15 minutes left as Ashley Williams turned home a Gylfi Sigurdsson cross to send the 2,000 travelling fans into raptures.
Arsenal tried to respond late on but the Swans defence held firm to hold on for a crucial three points ahead of a set of important fixtures in the coming weeks.
Victory moved the Swans onto 30 points - six clear of third-bottom Norwich City.

ARSENAL: Petr Cech, Per Mertesacker (capt), Gabriel, Mesut Ozil, Olivier Giroud, Aaron Ramsey, Alexis Sanchez (Theo Walcott, 74), Nacho Monreal, Hector Bellerin, Joel Campbell (Danny Welbeck, 66), Francis Coquelin.
SUBS NOT USED: David Ospina, Kieran Gibbs, Mathieu Flamini, Calum Chambers, Mohamed Elneny.

SWANS: Lukasz Fabianski, Kyle Naughton, Jordi Amat, Ashley Williams (capt), Stephen Kingsley, Jack Cork, Leroy Fer (Jay Fulton, 71), Ki Sung-Yueng (Gylfi Sigurdsson, ht), Wayne Routledge, Andre Ayew (Angel Rangel, 88), Bafetimbi Gomis.
SUBS NOT USED: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Federico Fernandez, Modou Barrow, Alberto Paloschi.


Arsenal 0-1 Swans
Premier League - May 11, 2015

Bafetimbi Gomis struck with five minutes to play as the Swans recorded their fifth league double of the season with victory at the Emirates.
The visitors frustrated the home side in the first half with the Gunners restricted to a string of half chances.
The hosts dominated for long spells in the second period but former Arsenal goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski was in inspired form as he made a string of fine stops - including a spectacular double save to deny Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott.
But substitute Gomis had the decisive say as he headed a late winner - which was awarded after goal-line technology proved it had crossed the line - to propel the Swans to within a point of seventh-placed Southampton.

ARSENAL: David Ospina, Hector Bellerin, Per Mertesacker (capt), Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal, Francis Coquelin, Santi Cazorla, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud.
SUBS NOT USED: Wojciech Szczesny, Kieran Gibbs, Gabriel, Mathieu Flamini, Jack Wilshere, Tomas Rosicky, Theo Walcott.

SWANS: Lukasz Fabianski, Angel Rangel, Federico Fernandez, Ashley Williams (capt), Neil Taylor, Jack Cork, Ki Sung-Yueng, Jonjo Shelvey, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Nathan Dyer, Jefferson Montero.
SUBS NOT USED: Gerhard Tremmel, Jazz Richards, Leon Britton, Matt Grimes, Modou Barrow, Marvin Emnes, Bafe Gomis.


Arsenal 0-2 Swans
Premier League - December 1, 2012
The Swans claimed a famous victory at The Emirates Stadium as Michu scored twice late on to send Michael Laudrup's side up to seventh in the Barclays Premier League table.
In a memorable day for the club, the Swans were deserved victors as Michu fired home in the 88th minute to put the visitors ahead before he scored his tenth league goal in added on time to seal the victory.
His first came after a delightful first-touch pass from sub Luke Moore, who sent the midfielder in on goal before he fired past Wojciech Szczesny and into the far corner as the game looked to be edging to a draw.
His second came in added on time, superb persistence from Nathan Dyer saw the winger take possession off Carl Jenkinson on the halfway line with Michu latching onto the loose and calmly picking his spot to beat Szczesny.
This win continues the Swans' fine run of form - now beaten just once in the last ten games - which includes victories on the road at Liverpool in the Capital One Cup and Newcastle.

ARSENAL: Wojciech Szczesny, Per Mertesacker, Thomas Vermaelen, Mike Arteta, Lukas Podolski (Olivier Giroud, 68), Jack Wilshere (Tomas Rosicky, 81), Gervinho (Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, 68), Theo Walcott, Santi Cazorla, Cark Jenkinson, Marouane Chamakh.
SUBS NOT USED: Vito Mannone, Aaron Ramsey, Sebastien Squillaci, Francis Coquelin.

SWANS: Gerhard Tremmel, Angel Rangel, Chico Flores, Ashley Williams (capt), Ben Davies, Leon Britton, Ki Sung-Yueng, Michu, Jonathan de Guzman (Dwight Tiendalli, 76), Nathan Dyer, Itay Shechter (Luke Moore, 68).
SUBS NOT USED: David Cornell, Garry Monk, Kemy Agustien, Jazz Richards, Rory Donnelly.


Arsenal 0-2 Swansea City
Division One - February 27, 1982
Prior to the 1981-82 season, there had only ever been five competitive matches between the Swans and Arsenal, with the Gunners winning four out of five encounters - with a League Cup meeting in August 1980 ending in a 1-1 draw. 
By the time the two clubs met in February 1982 the Swans were flying high at the top end of the First Division after an incredible rise under John Toshack.
They had beaten Arsenal in the reverse fixture at the Vetch Field and were looking to do the double over the Gunners.
Toshack's side withstood early pressure and took the lead after 17 minutes as Peter Nicholas failed to clear Leighton James' low cross and Ray Kennedy netted from close range.
Arsenal keeper George Wood saved brilliantly from Neil Robinson, then Alan Curtis hit the post as the visitors looked for an all-important second goal.
The hosts piled forward in search of an equaliser but the Swans doubled their lead midway through the second half thanks to a Robbie James penalty.

ARSENAL: Wood, Hollins, O'Leary, Whyte, Sansom, Talbot, Davis, Vaessen (Meade), Rix, Sunderland, Nicholas.

SWANS: Dai Davies, Garry Stanley, Chris Marustik, Colin Irwin, Ray Kennedy, Ante Rajkovic, Alan Curtis, Robbie James, Leighton James (Ian Walsh), Nigel Stevenson, Neil Robinson.