Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has been heavily criticised not just for his dismal performance today but also for a cynical challenge on Modou Barrow that culminated into a Red card.
Speaking after the match, Arsene Wenger has said that Xhaka was wrongly sent off.
Instead of chasing the ball, Xhaka got the legs of Borrow who was heading for a kill and he was shown a straight card by referee Jonathan Moss – much the frustration of Wenger and all supporters.
However, We held on and ended the match with the three points and Wenger said:
“It looked harsh to me. A dark yellow. But the referee went for a bright red,” he said.
Theo Walcott continued his impressive form with a brace in the win, although Arsenal were hanging on towards the end of the game.
The England man scored twice in the first-half before Gylfi Sigurdsson brought Swansea back into it.
Mesut Ozil appeared to make sure of the win again only for Borja Baston to ensure a nervy finale.
Wenger added: “I have some mixed feelings because it looked at some points comfortable and then it never was.
We finished with good solidarity and we made it over the line.
“We have the same number of points as Manchester City so if you look at their game today, it’s interesting but you have to be intelligent enough to see it over a longer distance”.