Past meetings: Swans v Arsenal

30th January 2018
First team

As the Swans get set to face Arsenal at the Liberty Stadium in the Premier League on Tuesday evening, we look back at some previous encounters between the clubs.

Here we recall past meetings in the Premier League and the old Division One.

Swans 2 Arsenal 1

Premier League – Sunday, November 9, 2014

The Swans came from behind with two late goals to claim a memorable win over the Gunners at the Liberty.

Arsenal opened the scoring in the 63rd minute when Alexis Sanchez slotted home from close range after a fine run and pass from Danny Welbeck.

A spectacular Gylfi Sigurdsson free-kick in the 75th minute put the match back on level terms before a fine header from Bafetimbi Gomis sealed the victory for Garry Monk’s men.

The Swans finished in 8th position in the Premier League at the end of the 2014/15 season on 56 points, their highest ever Premier League finish.

Swans: Lukasz Fabianski, Angel Rangel, Kyle Bartley, Ashley Williams, Neil Taylor, Ki Sung-Yueng, Tom Carroll (Leon Britton, 87), Marvin Emnes (Modou Barrow, 67), Gylfi Sigurdsson, Jefferson Montero, Wilfried Bony (Bafetimbi Gomis, 76).

Unused subs: Gerhard Tremmel, Jordi Amat, Dwight Tiendalli, Jay Fulton.

Swans 3 Arsenal 2

Premier League – Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Swans won their first victory over Arsenal since February 1982 in a five-goal thriller at the Liberty.

The Gunners took an early lead with a well-taken Robin van Persie strike, but Wenger’s side were outplayed at times throughout the first-half.

Scott Sinclair converted from the spot in the 16th minute after Aaron Ramsey fouled Nathan Dyer in the box.

Nathan Dyer put the hosts ahead in the 57th minute when he clipped the ball into the far corner.

Walcott levelled for Wenger’s side in the 69th minute, before Danny Graham fired home the winner for the Liberty club just a minute later.

Brendan Rodgers’ Swans finished their first season in the Premier League in 11th position on 47 points.

Swans: Michel Vorm, Ashley Williams, Neil Taylor, Steven Caulker, Angel Rangel, Leon Britton, Scott Sinclair, Nathan Dyer (Wayne Routledge, 82), Joe Allen, Kemy Agustien (Gylfi Sigurdsson, 45), Danny Graham (Leroy Lita, 89).

Unused subs: Gerhard Tremmel, Garry Monk, Jazz Richards, Luke Moore.

Swans 2 Arsenal 0

Division One – Saturday, October 10, 1981

Goals from Leighton James and Max Thompson at the Vetch Field secured the club’s first ever league win over Arsenal in 1981.

The visitors put the Swans under pressure for most of the first half until James broke the deadlock against the run of play in the 38th minute.

Former Liverpool defender Thompson secured the victory with a stunning left-footed volley from outside the penalty area in the 83rd minute.

The Swans finished their debut season in the First Division in sixth position on 69 points under the charge of John Toshack.

Swans: Dai Davies, Neil Robinson, Dzemal Habziabdic, Ante Rajkovic, Colin Irwin, John Mahoney, Alan Curtis, Robbie James, Leighton James, Max Thompson, Bob Latchford (Jeremy Charles).