Arsenal suffer blow with Swansea home defeat

Arsenal suffered a big blow in their hopes of finishing second for the first time since 2005 after a surprise home defeat to Swansea City.

Arsene Wenger’s side dominated the game but failed to have any real goalscoring chances with the returning Lukasz Fabianski saving any tame efforts from the Gunners.

Against the run of play however, Bafetimbi Gomis scored a late header in the 85th minute to inflict Arsenal’s first defeat at the Emirates since November 2014.

The result now means Arsenal are three points behind Manchester City and although the Gunners have a game in hand, their inferior goal difference means they may have to settle for third place.

It makes the game at Old Trafford this Sunday all the more important as Manchester United – two points behind – will look to beat and leapfrog over Arsenal to third place to avoid the Champions League qualifier in August.