Arsenal welcomed Swansea City to the Emirates for matchday 10 and managed to go back home with a barely managed 2-1 win after trailing at half time.
Arsenal squeezed past Swansea City on Saturday thanks to a second-half resurgence to secure three points on Arsene Wenger’s 800th Premier League match in charge. Falling 1-0 down in 22 minutes it seemed all too familiar given our track record against Swansea City and the perennial debate about our players lacking the stomach to grind out results after conceding too quickly.
However for the third match in a row Arsenal managed to overturn a deficit and grasp the all important three points meaning after the draw at Chelsea we now have 12 points out of a possible 15 ( Damn Watford ).
Despite all the problems that the club has internally which were amply evident at the AGM on thursday evening, the players managed to steer clear of further controversy and overcome the booing that they had to endure at half time as they were trailing at home.
After failing behind to a Sam Clucas effort in the 22nd minute, Arsene Wenger seemed to have found the right things to say to his players in the break with his team scoring the first within 6 minutes of the restart thanks to a wonderful Kolasinac thundering strike.
Here are the four incredible things that we absolutely loved about our victory over Swansea City :
Emirates is our fortress :
“We want to make the Emirates a fortress. We’ve had three wins and hopefully we can build on that.”
That is what Aaron Ramsey had said after the 2-0 victory over West Brom and that is exactly what the team has continued to do with the man himself netting the winning goal after a neat assist from Kolasinac to bring up Ramsey’s 50th goal for the Gunners.
Arsenal are currently on their longest winning run at the Emirates across all competitions:
Conceded: 7 pic.twitter.com/Jb6jPUrbQg
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 28, 2017
Basically that means we have won the last 13 matches at the Emirates in all competitions making it our highest winning run at home since the move from Highbury in 2006.
While this strong run of wins at home clearly has not translated on the road with all our losses this season coming away from home, a solid and winning foundation at home is something which has contributed to all League winning campaigns and it is certainly something to be proud of.
Kolasinac is everything Arsenal fans had dreamed of :
Kolasinac has more goals and assists at Emirates this season (5) than even Lacazette (4). Bargain of the season?
— James Benge (@jamesbenge) October 28, 2017
Sead Kolasinac was Arsenal’s primary attacking threat all throughout the 90 minutes. He was completely relentless in his drives forward, was always on the lookout for the crossfield pass when in the final third, and linked up brilliantly with Alexis Sanchez on the left wing throughout.
His driving runs were an absolutely pleasure to watch and we cannot begin to express how delighted we are to have a tanker like him join the Arsenal FC.
With each and every passing match day he is increasingly on his way to become the absolute signing of the summer in the Premier League. Such is his impact in every match and as Arsene Wenger had discussed in his post match analysis, he has simply grown with confidence after every single appearance.
I am sure there is a lot more coming from him and we just cant wait to discover how good a free signing can get.
Ramsey is scoring again :
The best part of Aaron Ramsey’s winner against Swansea was not about how skillful a shot it was, instead it wasnt skillful at all it was just a shot on target but it was a perfectly timed shot on target. It shows how composed he was when converting instead of trying to overdo a finish or trying to be too clever.
That is what the best finishers usually master as they develop. The composure to finish in front of the goals when the stakes are so exceptionally high is rare it to find and it what all great strikers have inherently.
That is precisely what Ramsey showed with a perfectly timed and precise shot on target to beat the keeper and provide the winning goal in a match that the entire team would have been horribly slated for had they lost or even drawn.
— Footy_Editz (@Footy_Editz) October 29, 2017
Well it also brought up his 50 goals in an Arsenal shirt and aside from Cesc Fabregas he is the only midfielder to have scored 50 goals for Arsenal under Arsene Wenger.
Since the golden season of 2013/14 when his tally included 10 goals and 8 assists in 20 Premier League Starts, Ramsey has scored 6 in 29, 5 in 31, and 1 in 23. This year, he already has three in only nine appearances, including two in his last two.
So basically he is scoring again and we can only hope too many celebrities aren’t affected by it.