Arsenal 3-2 Swansea City as Walcott and Ozil on target as Gunners go top of the table, Arsenal secured impressive win over Swansea City after the international break which put them top of the table as both City and Tottenham dropped points in their respective games. Theo Walcott scored two quick goals in first half while Sigurdsson strike brought Swansea back into the game. However Mesut Ozil scored after the break to restore Arsenal 2 goal lead and pretty much settle the tie.
Theo Walcott has five goals in eight league appearances this season, Theo Walcott scored twice as 10-man Arsenal won their sixth Premier League game in a row, despite a spirited Swansea City display in Bob Bradley’s first match as manager. Gunners and England forward Walcott now has five goals in eight games, taking advantage of a heavy Jordi Amat touch for his first and a poor Jack Cork header for his second.
The Swans looked dejected after the quick-fire double, though Gylfi Sigurdsson pounced on a Granit Xhaka error to curl in and give them hope before the break.
Mesut Ozil volleyed an Alexis Sanchez cross into the top corner to restore a two-goal lead for the hosts, but substitute Borja Baston tapped in a cross from the impressive Modou Barrow to set up a tense finale. Arsenal saw Xhaka sent off for a petulant trip with 20 minutes left, prompting pressure from the visitors who slip into the bottom three and have now equalled their worst start to a league season. The home side dug in to hold on, moving them level on points with league leaders Manchester City.
Arsenal 3 – 2 Swansea City Premier League Match Highlights
- 26′ 1 – 0 Theo Walcott continue his superb form with Arsenal as he scored first of the day in 26th minute to put Arsenal in lead.
- 33′ 2 – 0 Theo Walcott doubled the lead minutes later with his second goal and Arsenal went into cruise mode with a 2-0 lead.
38′ 2 – 1 Gylfi Sigurdsson got a fortunate ball on the edge of the box and he scored with stunning left foot strike to bring Swansea City back into the game.
57′ 3 – 1 Mesut Oezil made it 3-1 in second half to end the contest.
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