City 3-1 Arsenal – Analysis: Fernandinho impresses in new role, Emery’s clear bench issues

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Manchester City returned to winning ways with a 3-1 win over Arsenal on Sunday and if not for Bernd Leno’s important saves, it could’ve ultimately been a more dominant scoreline at the Ethiad. Here are two key talking points – one from each perspective – as the defending champions closed the gap on Liverpool to four points.  Continue reading

Arsenal vs Swansea preview: Gunners aim to redeem themselves after forgettable week

Arsenal - Swansea preview: Gunners aim to redeem themselves after forgettable week

Following defeats against Barcelona and Manchester United in quick succession, Arsenal will be eagerly awaiting an uplifting display all-round when they entertain Swansea at the Emirates – aiming to keep their title fight alive.

Following successive defeats against Barcelona and Manchester United last week, Arsenal will be looking for a positive response as their Premier League title credentials have been questioned – with a home fixture against Francesco Guidolin’s inconsistent Swansea side.

The visitors for Wednesday’s clash sit in 16th place, just three points above the relegation zone with a game in hand over both Sunderland and Norwich, who played this evening. They’ll be hoping to avenge their 3-0 home defeat earlier on in the campaign, but the Gunners will be equally bullish about their chances of sealing all three points.

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