Past meetings: Arsenal v Swans

27th October 2017

As the Swans get set to face Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium this weekend, we look back at some previous encounters between the clubs.

Here we bring you some past meetings from the First Division and the Premier League.


Arsenal 1 Swans 2

Premier League – Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The Swans dented Arsenal’s hopes of winning their first Premier League title in 12 years as they came from behind to secure three points at the Emirates Stadium.

Joel Campbell gave the Gunners an early lead as they pushed to pip leaders Leicester to the title.

The Swans – who were led by Alan Curtis as Francisco Guidolin missed the game through illness – levelled through Wayne Routledge shortly after the half-hour mark.

Skipper Ashley Williams sealed the victory in the 74th minute when he turned in the winner.

The Swans finished in 12th position in the 2015-16 season on 47 points.

Swans: Lukasz Fabianski, Jordi Amat, Ashley Williams, Kyle Naughton, Stephen Kingsley, Ki Sung-Yueng (Gylfi Sigurdsson ht), Leroy Fer (Jay Fulton 71), Wayne Routledge, Jack Cork, Andre Ayew (Angel Rangel 89), Bafetimbi Gomis.

Subs not used: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Federico Fernandez, Alberto Paloschi, Modou Barrow.

Arsenal 0 Swans 2

Premier League – Saturday, December 1, 2012

Michu netted two late goals to clinch one of the Swans’ finest ever wins.

The Swans’ victory left Arsenal 10th in the Premier League table as their worst start to a season under manager Arsene Wenger continued.

Michu fired home with a curling effort in the 88th minute following a fine passing move with substitute Luke Moore.

Michu then doubled Michael Laudrup’s side’s lead in the 91st minute following a Nathan Dyer assist.

The Swans finished in ninth position at the end of the 2012-13 season on 46 points and won the League Cup thanks to a 5-0 victory over Bradford City at Wembley.

Swans: Gerhard Tremmel, Chico Flores, Ashley Williams, Angel Rangel, Ben Davies, Leon Britton, Nathan Dyer, Jonathan de Guzman (Dwight Tiendalli 74), Ki Sung-Yueng, Michu, Itay Shechter (Luke Moore 67).

Subs not used: David Cornell, Garry Monk, Jazz Richards, Kemy Agustien, Rory Donnelly.

Arsenal 0 Swans 2

First Division – Saturday, February 27, 1982

The Swans extended their unbeaten run in the First Division to six matches with a 2-0 victory at Highbury thanks to a goal from new signing Ray Kennedy in the 17th minute and a 65th-minute penalty from club legend Robbie James.

Kennedy’s goal was his second in six matches after he made the switch from Liverpool for £160,000.

Former Arsenal midfielder Kennedy amassed 17 senior England caps and six First Division titles before signing for the Swans.

James, who started every match of the Swans’ 1981-82 campaign, netted from the spot to secure the points for John Toshack’s Swans.

The Swans finished in sixth position in the First Division in 1981-82 on 69 points.

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