Johannesburg, Mar 26: Arsenal’s faltering Premier League title challenge has suffered another blow following a 2-2 draw against Swansea City on Tuesday at the Emirates Stadium.
Fourth-placed Arsenal is now six points behind leaders Chelsea with only seven games left and their place in the top four is not even secure with fifth-placed Everton, currently six points behind them, having a game in hand and will host Arsene Wenger’s team at Goodison Park in April.
According to Sport24, Arsenal looked set to bounce back from Saturday’s humiliating 6-0 defeat at Chelsea after two goals in the space of 60 seconds midway through the second half from Lukas Podolski and then Olivier Giroud erased Wilfried Bony’s early opener at the Emirates Stadium.
However, Mathieu Flamini’s last-gasp own goal forced the team to settle for a draw, even though Kieran Gibbs and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were available to start after they won their appeals against Gibbs’ mistaken identity dismissal at Chelsea and the FA’s subsequent attempt to punish Oxlade-Chamberlain for handball on the goal-line. (ANI)