Arsenal 0- Swansea 2: Michu still goleando
A double in the last minutes of the Spanish “Michu”, gave Swansea victory against Arsenal (0-2), whose fans fell silent after a match full of good play. Después de 85 minutes of chances and spectacle by two of the most offensive teams in the English League, the Asturian striker sealed the match with a double with which he has already scored ten goals so far in the competition and reaffirms himself as one of the revelations of the season.
far from being scared, he “Spanish” Michael Laudrup's Swansea came out from the first moment willing to discuss possession and control of the match against Arsenal. With both teams faithful to their showy style and combination, the game turned into a nice show for the fans, that witnessed a wide carousel of triangulations, first touch passes and walls. Spaniard Santi Cazorla, less influential in the game than usual, and the German Lukas Podolski tried it for the “gunners” who were overwhelmed by the bravery of the Welsh.
half an hour meeting, Swansea almost went ahead after “Michu” combed a ball and left Kieron Dyer alone in front of the goal, who was very slow in defining and allowed Belgian central defender Thomas Vermaelen to cut off the clearest chance of the entire first half. After the break, Cazorla took the reins of the attack “gunner” while the more advanced pressure that coach Arsene Wenger had ordered began to bear fruit for those in London, who prevented Swansea from leaving and recovered many balls near the rival area. The Arsenal Harassment, who was able to score with a shot from Cazorla stopped by the German goalkeeper Gerhard Tremmel, caused a change of strategy in Laudrup's, who huddled behind and awaited their opportunity in a counterattack.
In one of these they almost advanced through an individual play by the Spanish Ángel Rangel that left two defenders behind “gunners” and unsheathed a powerful shot that brushed the left post of the goal of the Polish Wojciech Szczesny. Despite loitering the rival area, Arsenal crashed again and again through the middle of the rival defense, too crowded with defenses, or with centers to the area that no one could finish off. Wenger brought in Frenchman Olivier Giroud to increase the forward centimeters and Englishman Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to seek more depth on the flanks. with the new parts, the attack “gunner” found more space behind Swansea and had clear chances thanks to Mikel Arteta and Cazorla, who hooked a rejected aerial ball that was not a goal due to a sober intervention by Tremmel.
Los galeses, meanwhile, they put fear in the body of the Emirates fans with two chances from Dyer and the Spaniard “Michu”, ultimately derailed by two crucial interventions by Szczesny. However, the Polish goalkeeper could not do anything when the Spanish player, one of the revelations of the Premier, he stood alone in front of him and sent the ball to the top corner of the goal to score his ninth goal in the League and silence the Emirates in the minute 87. It would not be the last of the afternoon because in added time and with Arsenal focused on attack, Michu was once again alone against Szczesny and with a low kick he sent the ball into the back of the net and sealed the victory for his team.