LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 30 – It was a disappointing debut for Henrikh Mkhitaryan as Arsenal suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Swansea City on Tuesday night in an English Premier League played at the Libert Stadium.
A poor error from Petr Cech gifted Swansea all three points against Arsenal as the Welsh side came from a goal down to win the match.
Nacho Monreal gave the Gunners the lead on 33 minutes when Mesut Ozil played a lovely ball to the back post for the Spanish defender to slide home.
It didn’t last long, though, as the Swans equalised just a minute later when Alfie Mawson slid the ball through to Sam Clucas, who made no mistake with a calm finish past Cech.
And the Arsenal keeper was at fault for Swansea’s second when Shkodran Mustafi rolled the ball back to Cech and the keeper’s sliced clearance fell straight to Jordan Ayew to finish a gift-wrapped present.
There was still time for another as Clucas grabbed his second late on when he finished superbly from close range.
The final action of the half saw Granit Xhaka flash a shot well over the crossbar from 18 yards out on 44 minutes after Iwobi’s ball into the box was blocked.
Ozil drew a routine save out of Fabianski with a low strike just outside the area on the right two minutes after the restart, but a howler from Cech gifted the Swans the lead on 61 minutes.
Monreal’s throw-in was played to Cech by Mustafi, but the keeper fluffed his clearance under pressure from two attackers, and Ayew tucked the ball into the left corner of the net from 12 yards out.
Iwobi failed to hit the target with an effort from 20 yards out that sailed over the bar on 65 minutes, while Dyer spurned a gilt-edged chance six minutes later when he fired fractionally wide of the right post from 13 yards out after he was let in by Mustafi’s poor defensive header.
Another mistake from the Gunners sealed a remarkable win for the Swans four minutes from time. Monreal’s poor clearance was pounced on by Tom Carroll, who fed Ayew and the Ghanaian made his way to the right byline before Mustafi diverted the ball into the six-yard box, where Clucas smashed home.