Arsène Wenger had better hope that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a man of his word because this was the sort of listless performance that could easily prompt a rethink. Arsenal, as has Authentic Marquese Chriss Jersey been the case so often this season away from home, delivered a meek and spineless display that suggested it will take much more than a club-record signing up front to address their problems.
Just about everything that could go wrong did go wrong for Arsenal on a sobering night for their manager and players. They conceded within 60 seconds of taking the lead, Petr Cech then presented Swansea with their second goal when his awful miscue landed at the feet of the indefatigable Jordan Ayew and Arsenal’s ignominy was complete when Sam Clucas scored his second of the evening in the closing minutes.
Swansea, bottom of the league at the start of the day, deserve huge credit for ruthlessly exposing Arsenal’s weaknesses. They are now out of the relegation zone for the first time since the beginning of November and the turnaround since Carlos Carvalhal took over as manager from Paul Clement is truly remarkable. The sight of Clucas, who was a maligned figure six weeks ago, leaving the pitch to a standing ovation from the home supporters when he was withdrawn late on feels emblematic of just how much life has changed in these parts following the arrival of their Portuguese manager.
“We are very happy,” the Swansea manager said. “To win Rick Nash Jersey against Arsenal after beating Liverpool means I’m proud of my players. They deserve all the credit. I told the players we are ready to do something different and I said after the win at Watford we are not dead, we are breathing. We have a chance of staying up. We are not in intensive care but we are not far away from the doctor saying we can go home.”