Arsenal dropped a few points during their Premier League title race after sustaining a surprising 2-2 draw against Swansea City. It was a tightly contested match which saw the team of Garry Monk taking the lead through Wilfried Bony in the 1st half but Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud turned things around for around for Arsenal and just when it seemed like Wenger’s side was going to pick up a victory, an own goal from Mathieu Flamini rescued 1 point for Swansea City.
The head coach of Swansea City, Garry Monk admitted that he felt mixed emotions after the match concluded as he said that he was happy about getting 1 point out of the match but was frustrated that his team couldn’t hold on to the lead they had.
“It’s a mix of emotions. I am happy that we got a point but frustrated that we didn’t get to see the outcome of the chance at the end. I can’t understand why we blew up. There four minutes of added time when we scored, so then he should have added another minute’’.
“But we only played half of that minute and then we blew up when Jonathan was through. But I am proud of the performance. The last thing I said to the boys was to do it for themselves, because there is no-one else out there with them. They did that. They were magnificent.” Monk said.
Swansea City is in the lower section of the Premier League standings and 1 point can certainly be the difference between avoiding the relegation drop zone and falling down to a more dangerous zone but just as this is a fairly good result for Garry Monk’s team, Arsenal has allowed Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City on getting further ahead at the top of the English league.