Swansea 1 Arsenal 2 - tactical analysis
Jack Wilshere's struggle to get involved and Aaron Ramsey's growing influence feature in Adam's Bate analysis of Arsenal's win at Swansea. Arsenal moved two points clear at the top of the Premier League table with a 2-1 win at Swansea on Saturday Night Football. After a goalless first-half, Aaron Ramsey's incredible run of form continued as he set up a goal for Serge Gnabry before he drilled the ball home to double the lead.
Here we take a look at the positioning of Jack Wilshere, the wastefulness of Dwight Tiendalli, and the growing partnership between Ramsey and Mathieu Flamini in our in-depth analysis of the match using Opta data... Swansea were without Ashley Williams due to an ankle ligament injury so Jordi Amat came in for his Premier League debut in the centre of defence.
Angel Rangel was also unavailable, resulting in an opportunity for Tiendalli at right-back. Jonathan De Guzman was selected as part of a midfield trio alongside Jose Canas and Jonjo Shelvey so Michu was pushed further forwards as a lone striker.
Expensive summer acquisition Wilfried Bony had to settle for a place on the bench. Arsene Wenger named the same starting line-up that beat Stoke City last weekend.
That meant a third appearance in a week for Gnabry, deputising on the right wing for injury victim Theo Walcott.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Teamtalk.comSimilar Stories