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    Havant & Waterlooville v Preston (Monday 20:00 GMT)

    Kevin Kilbane

    "Preston have been going great this season. They are going well under Simon Grayson and he'll get the players up for it and prepared for tough trip to Havant & Waterlooville."

  2. Post update

    What better way to conclude our live text than with a stunning goal like that? It's been a pleasure as always - but we're not done yet. While Kevin Kilbane tees up tomorrow's big game at Havant & Waterlooville, it's time for me to bid you a fond goodnight.

    Get yourself over to the European live text if you want more football. Night.


    Luton 4-2 Newport

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "A belting goal from Luke Guttridge. What a strike - I've always got a soft spot for a left-footer mind!"


    Luton 4-2 Newport

    What was the goal of the FA Cup weekend? Luton's Luke Guttridge staked his claim with a gorgeous strike against Newport. Check it out here.


    Norton United 0-4 Gateshead

    They were standing on the banking beside the pitch at Norton Cricket Club & Miners (yes, that's the name of Norton's ground) yesterday. However, home supporters were left a little deflated by a 4-0 defeat by Gateshead.

    You know what's coming next... here's a link to the highlights.


    Cheltenham 5-0 Swindon

    Former Torquay manager Leroy Rosenior: It was a massive result for Cheltenham against their local rivals. It was a surprising result as well so you have to give credit to them."


    Cheltenham 5-0 Swindon

    Byron Harrison will be sat watching the FA Cup show on BBC Two with the matchball on his fireplace. He bagged a hat-trick against Swindon. Enjoy the highlights here.


    Bury 3-1 Hemel Hempstead Town

    Bury are flying high in League Two this season, and they survived a scare against Hemel Hempstead to book their place in round two.

    The Shakers still hold the record for the biggest win in an FA Cup final. They hammered Derby 6-0 in 1903. That's how you win a trophy.

    Have a look at the highlights here.

  9. Join the debate at #bbcfacup

    Ian O'Brien: I think I'm the only person in England Kilbane hasn't played football alongside.


    Dagenham 0-0 Southport

    I'll be honest, a 0-0 draw is always a hard sell. But I'm going to try anyway. At the very least, there's a couple of good saves and the obligatory group of travelling fans singing their hearts out at the back of the stand at the end. Go on, have a gander.


    Barnet 1-3 Wycombe

    Former Torquay manager Leroy Rosenior: "Wycombe just keep on going. They're going well in the league and they have carried that on in the FA Cup."


    Barnet 1-3 Wycombe

    You don't win anything with nine men. At least Barnet didn't, anyway. They lost two men to red cards against Wycombe on their way to a 3-1 defeat at The Hive.

    Watch all the goals - and the tackles - fly in here.


    Warrington 1-0 Exeter

    Warrington 1-0 Exeter

    Warrington Town defender Craig Robinson: "We were at the ground until late, I was there with my dad and a few of the family and when we got home we watched the game through. I think we got to bed at 5am! We believed in the dressing room that we could do it. On the night, we couldn't believe what happened.

    "There was a feeling we had scored too early, but we just hung for our lives. But the spirit, commitment and desire was superb. With 15 minutes to go I asked the ref 'how long' and I had tears in my eyes laughing because I knew we could do it.

    "It's a great for me and the family. It would be awkward if I get my brother (Karl) and MK Dons in the next round - I think he's worrying because he doesn't want to come to Warrington to play us!"


    Warrington 1-0 Exeter

    Warrington 1-0 Exeter

    Warrington Town's victory over Exeter on Friday night seems a long time ago now, but it's worth looking back on if only for Robbie Savage's commentary. Here are Robbie's best bits...


    Blyth Spartans 4-1 Altrincham

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Radio 5 live

    "Blyth were very impressive against Altrincham. It was a really good shift and they had real quality. Not many teams will relish going to Blyth in the second round."


    Blyth Spartans 4-1 Altrincham

    Northern Premier League Blyth Spartans pulled off an FA Cup first round shock as they confidently beat Conference Premier side Altrincham.

    Get stuck into the highlights here, Blyth fans.


    Braintree 0-6 Chesterfield

    Former Torquay manager Leroy Rosenior: "Chesterfield are a good side. Since Paul Cook's taken over it's been a metoric rise. They are one of the teams that people will be looking to avoid in the draw."


    Braintree 0-6 Chesterfield

    Braintree boss Alan Devonshire: "We just seemed to collapse. We didn't do the basics and I was really disappointed."


    Braintree 0-6 Chesterfield

    Chesterfield showed no mercy to Braintree this afternoon, hitting their hosts for six. Check out Gary Roberts' strike on the highlights. A corker.


    Gosport 3-6 Colchester

    Gosport 3-6 Colchester

    Former Torquay United manager Leroy Rosenior: "Colchester were dominant, they showed their quality and killed off the tie very quickly. However, credit to Gosport who went in at half-time 4-1 down. They showed lots of fight and pride in the second half."


    Gosport 3-6 Colchester

    There were nine goals at Gosport Borough this afternoon. Got to love a 6-3, haven't you?


    Southend 1-2 Chester

    Phil Brown's Southend were on the wrong end of a shock at home to Chester yesterday. The visitors won 2-1 to book their place in the next round. Manager Steve Burr is a guest of the FA Cup highlights show currently being shown on BBC Two. So, what did he say to his players after that win? "Don't drink too much - we've got Macclesfield away on Tuesday."

    Just a couple of shandys then?

    Watch the highlights here


    Halifax 1-2 Bradford

    The FA Cup

    Live on the BBC

    Former Torquay United manager Leroy Rosenior: "I was jumping up and down at the end of that one, it was a fantastic Cup tie. Halifax were a whisker away from getting themselves in the hat for the next round draw on Monday.

    "They did themselves proud though, they started quickly, they were big and strong, and Bradford manager Phil Parkinson had to change things up to beat them. He went 4-3-3 and back to 4-4-2, Bradford showed Halifax the respect they deserved, because they had a real go."


    Halifax 1-2 Bradford

    There were more than 8,000 supporters at The Shay this afternoon as Halifax welcomed Bradford to town. It was a rip-roaring cup tie which saw the hosts take the lead after just three minutes before Bradford came fighting back after the break to win 2-1. Want video highlights? Here you go...

  25. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Aamir Patel: Feel bad for Wenger. I mean how can you go from the Invicibles to the "In-Troubles"?

    Craig Andrew Smith: Arsenal are paying the price for not buying the much needed solid holding midfielder and covering central defender.

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    Swansea 2-1 Arsenal

    Simon, Cheshunt: Defensively disastrous as usual today, I can't believe that Arsene Wenger can't see Per Mertesacker just isn't fast enough to cope with playing at this level. We need a new direction.


    Portsmouth 2-2 Aldershot

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Sport

    "Aldershot were outstanding in the second half. In the first half Portsmouth were dominant but Aldershot changed it up and it was all to the good for them. They definitely deserved the draw, and I think they should have won today. It was such a great FA Cup tie though, enthralling throughout."


    Coventry 1-2 Worcester City

    Kevin Kilbane

    BBC Sport

    "What impressed me most was the tempo Worcester started with - and they had actually continued that for 90 minutes, they were still creating chances at the end. The sending off was a game-changer but Worcester totally deserved that victory.

    "Worcester's support was outstanding today. And what about goalscorer Sean Geddes? This was a huge moment for him and the club. You see this happen time and time again - players who can't quite make the grade at the top clubs, they drop down into non-league football and it is a chance for him to establish his career again."

  29. Player reaction

    Swansea 2-1 Arsenal

    Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson, speaking to BBC Sport: "We set up a game plan and it worked well. But we showed a lot of character to come back and the get three points.

    "I struck the free-kick beautifully and thankfully it went in. I am enjoying my football at the moment. We enjoy playing at home and we'll see how far we can go this season.

    "There was a lot of character and belief in the squad."


    The FA Cup

    Live on the BBC

    You can now watch the highlights from the FA Cup first round at the top of the page. Portsmouth's clash with Aldershot is currently on the screen.

  31. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Noel Fitzpatrick: Credit the middling teams, they have invested and are closer to the Spurs and Arsenals of this world, and the league is better for it.

    Aamir: Arsenal can always win the Champions League like Chelsea, do rubbish in the league and perform in Europe. Right Wenger?

    Mark Lynch: This season is bonkers. None of Man City, Man United, Arsenal, Spurs or Liverpool know how to defend.

  32. Player reaction

    Swansea 2-1 Arsenal

    Per Mertesacker

    Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker, speaking to Sky Sports: "The game was completely in our hands. But then we have to play serious football and not make mistakes.

    "Anderlecht came back at 3-0 and Swansea came back today from one goal. We have potential, but unless we play that serious football any team will punish us.

    "We have to play simple. We think we can do some difficult things, but we need to keep possession. After such a setback as Anderlecht we normally bounce back straight away, but we didn't. We need to work hard on the issues now."

  33. Player reaction on Twitter

    Around the grounds

    Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul: Great win perfect day all round. Our fans were great. On my way to Amsterdam now,

    Newcastle midfielder Remy Cabella: So happy. Proud.

    Ayoze Perez and Fabricio Coloccini got the goals as Newcastle moved up to seventh in the Premier League with a 2-0 win over West Brom earlier today.

    Remy Cabella

    Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic: Huge win for us today! Fantastic effort by all. Great support by the fans, safe trip back! Onto international duty now.

    Stoke moved into the top half of the Premier League table with a 2-1 victory away to Tottenham earlier today.

  34. Bad start

    Swansea 2-1 Arsenal

    Arsenal have picked up 17 points from 11 matches, eight fewer than they managed at this stage last season. They have only managed a worse start to a season (11 matches) once before in the Premier League era - in 2012-13.

  35. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Seany Ekon: We had a better season to Chelsea last season. Why now are they way ahead? Identified what they need and got it. Why wait Arsenal?

    Osama: The Premier League is truly turning out to be an open league where there are no minnows anymore. Great games all weekend.

    Kennth McBride: So Wenger thought Paul Merson criticising his defence against Anderlecht was wrong, or was he right?


    On BBC Two and online now, Manish Bhasin introduces highlights from the first round of the FA Cup.

    Meanwhile, the 48 League One and League Two clubs who enter at this stage will be hoping to avoid being the victim of a giant-killing while harbouring their own dreams of cup glory.

    Watch here.

  37. Manager reaction

    Swansea 2-1 Arsenal

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, speaking to BBC Sport: "It's disappointing to throw a game away like we did. We were 1-0 up and had to be tight defensively and wait for that second chance. But you have to credit Swansea who didn't give up.

    Bafetimbi Gomis

    "Football you can believe anything is possible, any minute you can concede. Bafetimbi Gomis is good in the air and it can happen. You have to accept that Swansea will fight until the last minute. We eased off at 1-0 and let them back into the game.

    "Football is down to performances. People can say what they want. We are here to produce performances, and didn't do that right until the end of the game."

  38. Text us on 81111

    Chris, West Sussex: So Arsenal go into the international break nailed on for Champions League qualification, above Man Utd, Liverpool and Spurs in the league and with our injured players returning. Could be a lot worse!

  39. Get involved

    606 phone-in

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Arsene Wenger

    Over on BBC Radio 5 live, 606 is in full swing and Ian Wright and Kelly Cates are taking your calls.

    Harry, an Arsenal fan, says: "Arsene Wenger can't take Arsenal forward on his own. Something needs to change."

    Meanwhile, former Arsenal and England striker Wright says: "If you look at Nacho Monreal and Per Mertesacker, you're going to fancy playing against them."

    Do you agree?

    Call: 0500 909 693

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    Jamie, Lincoln: Arsene Wenger looks totally like a defeated man in his interview. He could barely get out his words.

    Steve in Warlingham: Tactical naivety of the highest order from Arsenal. We are a one-trick pony and everyone knows the trick. Wenger seems unable to appreciate that we cannot play the same way, all game every game. Mid-table mediocrity beckons.

  41. Post update

    Tom - you've made Garry Monk a very happy man with that comment...

  42. Text us on 81111

    Chris Parker: Alan Hansen should change what he said from 'You can't win anything with kids' to 'You can't win anything with Wenger'. I'm a very worried Arsenal fan. I fear we are only going to go backwards from here.

    Nick, Burnley: Can any Arsenal fans tell me how better defending could have prevented Gylfi Sigurdsson's free-kick? Sometimes you just have to accept the better team on the day won.

    Tom, Durham: Garry Monk is a dead ringer for Ryan Gosling in Drive! Give the man a toothpick.

  43. Post update

    Swansea 2-1 Arsenal

    A huge fork of lightning streaks above the empty Liberty Stadium. The thunder will be coming from Arsene Wenger on the way home.

  44. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    James Peter Baker: The Premier League is going to look like the Scottish league in May with Chelsea 20 points clear of second place.

    Jason Trillo: Lukas Podolski and Joel Campbell are wasted at Arsenal! Should play more but do not. Would not blame them for leaving in January.

    Mohamed Gaafar: Wenger's fault for not replacing Thomas Vermaelan and letting Carl Jenkinson go on loan to a top four rival! And lack of a defensive midfielder.

  45. Manager reaction

    Swansea 2-1 Arsenal

    Arsene Wenger

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, speaking to Sky Sports: "It is difficult to explain how we lost the lead. We were in control but they did not give up and we lost some decisive challenges in the middle of the park and we paid for that. That is where we lost the battle.

    "We were not in too much trouble, we had the best chances, it is a place that is always tight and it was a very tactical game.

    "I worry that we concede the goals, yes. At the moment we have different worries than that [the gap between Arsenal and Chelsea]. We just lost a game that we feel we should not have lost. You have to win the games you can win and today was one. If you want to challenge for the Premier League you have to be a bit more realistic."

  46. Post update

    Swansea 2-1 Arsenal

    "We threw the game away" says Arsene Wenger. He now has a two-week international break to stew over this defeat.

    Full quotes to come.

  47. Manager reaction

    Swansea 2-1 Arsenal

    Jefferson Montero

    More from Swansea boss Garry Monk, speaking about Jefferson Montero: "He is enjoying himself. I try to get all the players working with a smile on their faces and he is working hard and getting his reward. It is not about individuals though it is very much about the team and today the team were excellent."

  48. Text us on 81111

    Lisa: No sympathy for Arsenal. We keep being told they have a huge transfer budget but the manager refuses to address the same old weaknesses in their team. Sticking to your principles is one thing - being blind and refusing to see the problems right in front of your eyes? Inexcusable! Arsene Wenger still trading off the Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira era.

    Matt, Sutton: Southampton, West Ham and Swansea all in the top five! Just goes to show how the normal top teams are underperforming.

  49. Post update

    Swansea 2-1 Arsenal

    "Well, uh" - here comes Arsene Wenger. Looking frosty. He believes his midfield failed to win key tackles in midfield.

    Again, plenty of pundits said he needed a defensive midfielder and a centre-half this summer...

  50. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Stavros: The disturbing thing about Arsenal isn't the defeat. The disturbing thing is that Arsenal looked exactly like a mid-table team

    Immsy: Looking at a basketball score for the Man United v Arsenal game.

  51. Post update

    Swansea 2-1 Arsenal

    Arsenal fans are laying it on thick - but the Gunners have only won four games in the Premier League all season.

    Check out the full table here.

  52. Text us on 81111

    Richard in Kent: Absolutely disgraceful performance, I've been an Arsenal fan for 25 years and even with everyone saying Arsene Wenger should go I have stuck up for him. But now it's time he left and realised he is tactically lost in today's game. Won't be watching many more games this season until he does the right thing and goes! Furious!

    James, Norfolk: The only positive to take from today is that even though Arsenal may have lost 2-1 away, Spurs lost 2-1 at home. It's the little victories that make life worth living.

  53. Manager reaction

    Swansea 2-1 Arsenal

    Swansea boss Garry Monk: "It's about belief. We talked about belief before the game, about how good we have been and how good we can be. We showed our character.

    Garry Monk

    "They got the goal, I thought it was an even game, we made the changes and thankfully they went for us today.

    "Gylfi Sigurdsson has been disappointed previously that he has not had many opportunities to produce what he did today but what a great goal and that put us in the ascendency.

    "We beat Manchester United on the first day, we have just beaten Arsenal but we take each game as it comes. We are doing a lot of work on the training ground and at the moment it is paying off, which is nice to see."

  54. Text us on 81111

    Iqbal, Leicester: As bad as it is for us Liverpool fans this season with the amount of defeats and poor displays showed by our side, it gives a bit of comfort knowing that we're only two points behind Manchester United and three behind Arsenal. Oh, and level with Everton and Tottenham! What's happened to all the 'big' teams bar Chelsea!?

    Ross, Kent: Apart from Chelsea finishing first I honestly think every single league position is up for grabs and wouldn't be surprised whoever finishes top four. None of the big teams have looked decent apart from Chelsea.

  55. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Ianceetee: At this rate Premier League fourth place will be achieved with less than 60 points. Ultra competitive or mediocre standard?

    Tom Sawczuk: Crisis club Newcastle are now two points clear of Liverpool and Everton, level with Man Utd and only one point behind Arsenal.

    Ian Palmer: Arsenal's defence! Defence! We've just proved Anderlecht was no freak but a structural problem.

  56. All over bar the shouting?

    Swansea 2-1 Arsenal

    Opta sports point out that Chelsea are currently an average of 13 points clear of the other teams who finished in the Premier League top six last season.

    Is it as good as over already?

  57. Post update

    Swansea 2-1 Arsenal

    Swansea boss Garry Monk looks understandably delighted with that win. He puts it down to belief and praises his side for going right to the end.

    Full quotes to come.

  58. Text us on 81111

    Rich, Hitchin: No major manager would allow their team to defend like that! Arsene Wenger has absolutely no idea how to sort this out. Manchester United next. Shouldn't be, but am very worried!

    Rita, Northampton: Can't people get a grip? The arrogance of some fans - their team only has to turn up and they should win? Arsenal have injury problems and Swansea are a good side. Get over yourselves - it will come right at the end of the season.

  59. Post update

    Swansea 2-1 Arsenal

    The two sides of the debate right there. Arsenal - and Manchester United - are beset by defensive injuries. Is that bad luck? Or bad planning?

  60. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Edward DeCesare: Arsenal used to throw away matches in the second half of the season, now they're just throwing away matches in the second half.

    Andrew Neill: If injuries hadn't conspired against him (Laurent Koscielny, Matthieu Debuchy and Olivier Giroud) this might look a very different Arsenal team.

    Tahmeed Zaki: He can blame it on injuries all he wants, but it's Wenger's fault for not investing in quality defensive cover.

  61. Text us on 81111

    Bret, Sheffield: Arsenal are closer on points to bottom of the league Burnley than Chelsea.

    Rafi, Manchester: Despite also having a woeful defence, Manchester United may actually finish fourth this year by default. I can't see two of Everton, Spurs, Arsenal and Liverpool getting their act together and I don't think Southampton will keep their form going for long enough. Louis van Gaal seems to have picked the right season to try and finish in the top four.

  62. Player reaction

    Swansea 2-1 Arsenal

    Swansea's Ashley Williams: "I'm over the moon. There is nothing better than when you feel like this. Tired out but with the win.

    "Jefferson Montero is lightning. He gives us a different dimension and he is another weapon to have. I would hate to play against him.

    "The work the manager puts in with us makes it easier when we go on the field. We plan in the week so it is just about executing it on the pitch."

  63. Player reaction

    Swansea 2-1 Arsenal

    Gylfi Sigurdsson celebrates

    Swansea goalscorer Gylfi Sigurdsson: "At the end we were pushing for it. It was a little bit of luck but we got there in the end.

    "It was special to score today because we came back from 1-0 down. It was a fantastic game. It is fantastic to score but it is about winning the game.

    "It is a long season. We go into every game trying to get either a point or three points and then we will see where we end up."

  64. Text us on 81111

    Ben: Surely Southampton must get more excited with every Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham and Manchester United result? Arsene Wenger has a huge amount to answer for. Not good enough. He is stuck in 2005.

  65. The key men

    Swansea 2-1 Arsenal


    The last seven Premier League goals for Swansea at home have seen the involvement of either Gylfi Sigurdsson or Jefferson Montero (six assists, one goal).

  66. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Dom: Arsenal tactics: Give the ball to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, let him do something positive but only earn a corner, nothing happens from it. Repeat.

    Jamie Atkins: If Arsenal don't genuinely challenge this year, I can see Alexis Sanchez leaving next summer. Manchester City's feeder club.

    Brett Mills: A lot of plaudits for West Ham and Southampton and rightly so, but my goodness how good have Swansea been! Huge credit to Monk!

  67. Get involved

    606 phone-in

    BBC Radio 5 live

    Lines are open for tonight's 606 programme and Kelly Cates and Ian Wright are waiting for your call. You can listen from 18:06 on BBC Radio 5 live.

    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew

    Newcastle fans: Was your chairman right to stick by Pardew?

    Spurs and Everton fans: The European hangover continues, are you prioritising the wrong competition?

    Arsenal fans: What's going on at the back?

    And we also want to hear from anyone who experienced a taste of FA Cup magic this weekend.

    Call: 0500 909 693

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  68. Top five

    Premier League

    Who predicted that top five at the start of the season?

  69. Post update

    Swansea 2-1 Arsenal

    Former Arsenal and Wales striker John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra at the Liberty Stadium

    "The stadium is absolutely rocking here. Defensively Swansea chucked everything at the ball to keep this lead. Arsenal were throwing everything at them in the final moments.

    "Swansea created chances and were the busier of the two sides, certainly in the opposition penalty box. Wojciech Szczesny was the busier goalkeeper. Arsenal had spells of good play, but in the first half they were sloppy. It was a brilliant bit of play to take the lead but they have just not defended properly. I'm sure Arsene Wenger will face will criticism after the game because this has been a real lacklustre defensive performance from Arsenal, again."

  70. Post update

    Swansea 2-1 Arsenal

    A bad week for Arsenal, and in particular their defence late on in games. The lights have gone out!

    Arsenal walk off the pitch dejected after losing to Swansea

    Swansea 2-1 Arsenal

  72. Post update

    Swansea 2-1 Arsenal

    Last minute of the four added on.

  73. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Bob: Arsenal eh! Good enough to avoid a relegation battle and will join Liverpool in a mid table battle, the new Stoke.

    John: Arsenal have conceded more headed goals this season than Southampton have conceded goals. Unbelievable.

    Swivel Eyed Broon: No wonder Arsenal are currently losing, surely all that rain is a natural advantage to the Swans?

    Thanks Swivel-Eyed Broon, we can always make time for an ornithological football pun.


    Swansea 2-1 Arsenal

    Yaya Sanogo heads down, is that handball? No - corner...

  75. Post update

    Swansea 2-1 Arsenal

    Hacked away by Ki. Swansea have everyone back...

  76. Post update

    Swansea 2-1 Arsenal

    Alexis Sanchez cross, away for a corner...


    Swansea 2-1 Arsenal


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    Swansea 2-1 Arsenal

    Yaya Sanogo's first involvement sees him give away a soft free-kick.



    Swansea 2-1 Arsenal

    Yaya Sanogo on for Calum Chambers. TWO MINUTES...

  80. Post update

    Swansea 2-1 Arsenal

    What a pass! Alexis Sanchez with extraordinary vision to spot Theo Walcott over the top, but again Lukasz Fabianski beats him to it.

    TWO MINUTES left...

  81. Post update

    Swansea 2-1 Arsenal

    THREE MINUTES left. Theo Walcott drives in behind but he's cut off by keeper Lukasz Fabianski.


    Swansea 2-1 Arsenal

    Leon Britton is back from injury, his first appearance of the season, he replaces Tom Carroll for the last five minutes.

    The rain is pelting down...

  83. Text us on 81111

    Tom, London: Are Arsenal the new Spurs? Relying on one player? Throwing away leads? Being generally a bit rubbish?

  84. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Josh Davies: Another lead lost, with goals screaming of the need for an actual CB to partner Per Mertesacker.

    Matthew: Sorry but one man to blame. Wenger. Playing a 5'9" left back in the middle of defence. This better make him see sense!

    Blade123: Calum Chambers is having a nightmare at right-back. Jefferson Montero is terrorising him.

    Abz Mulla: Gylfi Sigurdsson sending a message to Spurs, "miss me?"

    Spurs fans, what would your team give for some of that quality from Gylfi Sigurdsson?

  85. Post update

    Swansea 2-1 Arsenal

  86. Post update

    Swansea 2-1 Arsenal

    The home crowd are cheering every pass, tackle and header now as they force Arsenal back downfield. When Alexis Sanchez swept Arsenal into the lead few would have seen this comeback coming.

    Swansea moving above Arsenal and into fifth as it stands.

  87. Post update

    Swansea 2-1 Arsenal

    Former Arsenal and Wales striker John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra at the Liberty Stadium

    "Garry Monk will look like a genius now, Bafetimbi Gomis scores with his first touch of the game!

    "What an unbelievable strike the first goal was from Gylfi Sigurdsson. The free-kick was 30 yards out, he whips it into the top corner. Wojciech Szczesny had no chance. Sigurdsson has such fantastic technique and he showed it again there.

    "Wilfried Bony then came straight off and he looked very disappointed because he wanted to stay on and get the winning goal. Instead he was dragged off and Gomis came on. Bony had every right to feel aggrieved. He is a goalscorer. Swansea were in the ascendency and he wanted to be the hero."

    Bafetimbi Gomis scores for Swansea against Arsenal

    Swansea 2-1 Arsenal

    Into the last 10 minutes and Arsenal make a double change. Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere come on, Aaron Ramsey and Mathieu Flamini off.

    A cracking last half hour at the Liberty.

  89. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Hanreal: That's it, lets just end the game here, it's not getting better than that.

    Oletu: Sigurdsson, open the top draw and stick that right in there. You will not see a better free kick than that all season!

    Hlayiseka Ngobeni: Eat your heart out Juninho, WOW!

    Kinjal Saurabh: That's the Sigurdsson Brendon Rodgers first signed for Swansea. What a freekick son, take a bow!!

  90. Post update

    Swansea 2-1 Arsenal

    Why didn't Arsenal buy another centre-back in the summer? An obvious, but valid question...

  91. GOAL

    Swansea 2-1 Arsenal - Bafetimbi Gomis (78 mins)

    Back to basics!

    He's only just come on, and Bafetimbi Gomis has his first Premier League goal to put Swansea ahead. Jefferson Montero, electric all night, skins Calum Chambers for the umpteenth time, stands up the cross and Gomis is head and shoulders above the Arsenal defence to head in.

    Bafetimbi Gomis scores for Swansea
  92. Post update

    Swansea 1-1 Arsenal

    A special free-kick that one. Right out of the top drawer! Swansea make a change up front as they celebrate, with Wilfried Bony hooked and Bafetimbi Gomis on in his place.

    Sigurdsson and Montero celebrate
  93. GOAL

    Swansea 1-1 Arsenal - Gylfi Sigurdsson (75 mins)


    I'll say it again. Wow! What a goal!

    Gylfi Sigurdsson takes the free-kick, it's central, 25-30 yards out, and he powers it over the wall and right into the top corner. Sensational!

    Gylfi Sigurdsson scores for Swansea against Arsenal

    Swansea 0-1 Arsenal

    Swansea force a corner as they look to respond - Arsenal are a bit ragged but they see the ball out.

    Eighteen minutes left. Can the Gunners hang on? They've looked reasonably untroubled since going ahead.

    Swansea substitute Modou Barrow then hares down the centre at extreme speed and is fouled by Kieran Gibbs. Booking.

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    Swansea 0-1 Arsenal

    BBC Sport Wales' Dafydd Pritchard: "It was beginning to look bleak for Arsenal as the heavens opened with the game goalless after an hour.

    "But Danny Welbeck's incisive run and pass to set up Alexis Sanchez's goal has certainly lifted the Gunners' gloom at the Liberty Stadium, where the rain has abated and Arsene Wenger's side look set to return to the top four of the Premier League."

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    Swansea 0-1 Arsenal

    Calum Chambers will have a shiner in the morning - he gets a rogue hand in the face in the jostling for a corner and already has the telltale signs around his right eye.

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    Swansea 0-1 Arsenal

    Alexis Sanchez
  98. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Dobs: Arsenal went from zero to 100 with that counter attack.

    Bright Eugene: Danny Welbeck served that goal on a platter for Alexis Sanchez. Well worked.

    Stacy Phillips: Pure devastating speed from Arsenal there. Let's see if they can hang on though.

    Uchenna Obaji: Chelsea have players that can turn up and win a match for them, but stop Sanchez and Arsenal will drop points.


    Swansea 0-1 Arsenal

    A change for Swansea as Gambian midfielder Modou Barrow makes his debut - number 58! He's not even on my squad list. He replaces Marvin Emnes.

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    Swansea 0-1 Arsenal

    Former Arsenal and Wales striker John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra at the Liberty Stadium

    "A lot of people might have been wondering whether Alexis Sanchez, coming from playing in the sun at Barcelona, could do it on a cold November day.

    "Well yes he can! The ball is rolled across to him from Danny Welbeck after a fantastic counter attack and Sanchez could not miss from eight yards out.

    "The referee has also booked Tom Carroll, who tried to bring down Welbeck and stop the attack."

    Alexis Sanchez celebrates for Arsenal
  101. CLOSE!

    Swansea 0-1 Arsenal

    And a great chance for the Swans instantly! Jefferson Montero cuts it back to Wilfried Bony, but he shanks his shot wide. It's all opening up.

  102. GOAL

    Swansea 0-1 Arsenal - Alexis Sanchez (63 mins)

    Alexis Sanchez scores the opening goal

    A clinical break, wonderfully done! Swansea lose it in midfield and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain breaks the lines, powerful burst through the middle to stretch the defence to breaking point. Santi Cazorla helps it on to Danny Welbeck, he cuts inside and they are queuing up in the middle. Welbeck keeps his head and lays it on a plate for Alexis Sanchez, who buries his sixth goal in the last four games...

  103. Post update

    Swansea 0-0 Arsenal

    Former Arsenal and Wales striker John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra at the Liberty Stadium

    "Swansea have missed Nathan Dyer and Wayne Routledge today. They play so well with each other and the balance they give the side is fantastic. When you have a squad the size of Swansea's and two of your regular big players are not playing, you are going to miss them.

    "These are really, really poor conditions here now. It is absolutely lashing it down."

  104. Post update

    Swansea 0-0 Arsenal

    The heavens have opened, proper rain, and a first real shot on goal for some time. Santi Cazorla thumps in a low shot, it fizzes across the turf and Lukasz Fabianski gathers it in.

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    Swansea 0-0 Arsenal

    Into the last half hour. Any danger of a goal?

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    Swansea 0-0 Arsenal

    Former Arsenal and Wales striker John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra at the Liberty Stadium

    "Theo Walcott is just taking his tracksuit bottoms off and getting warmed up. I would hazard a guess at Santi Cazorla coming off. I'm a big fan of Cazorla's but he hasn't had much impact on this game. The game needs some fresh legs. It also needs a goal to liven things up."

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    Swansea 0-0 Arsenal

    Both sides look sloppy in play, they can't find the final ball at all. Theo Walcott is warming up now, Arsenal need him back to his best.

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    Swansea 0-0 Arsenal

    There have been nine goals scored in the last 10 minutes of the last six meetings between Arsenal and Swansea in all competitions. Who's up for some late drama? We may need it - it's been a bit flat so far.

  109. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Neal Collins: Only positive about this Arsenal performance: They are unlikely to throw away a 3-0 lead!

    Robert Whittaker: Something seriously missing in this Arsenal team. Names look good on back of shirt but performances do not match.

    Steve Mochama: Count me in project #WengerOut, willing to sacrifice my pay to sponsor the banner flying over the Emirates.

  110. Text us on 81111

    Evie, Reading: Not sure that Calum Chambers is suited to being a full-back. Jefferson Montero is killing him with his pace every time.

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    Swansea 0-0 Arsenal

    Is Jefferson Montero the fastest man in the Premier League? He can really shift, leaving Calum Chambers eating his dust again but his cross is too long for Marvin Emnes, who can't get on the end of it. Very open first five minutes in the second half.

    Swansea v Arsenal
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    Swansea 0-0 Arsenal

    Former Arsenal and Wales striker John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra at the Liberty Stadium

    "Not even a minute into the second half and we have just seen the best chance of the game {see 17:04]. But Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain couldn't get the ball out of his feet and there was no power on the shot.

    "Ashley Williams seemed to hurt himself in that challenge on Alexis Sanchez see [17:06]. He was down getting treatment for a while. We've not seen signs of an Arsenal substitution yet but I do think Arsene Wenger will bring on Theo Walcott or Jack Wilshere in the next 15-20 minutes."

  113. Post update

    Swansea 0-0 Arsenal

    Alexis Sanchez thrashes in the free-kick - over the top for a corner...


    Swansea 0-0 Arsenal

    A wild swing from Ashley Williams, right through on Santi Cazorla's shin, and both men are down. Bone-to-bone contact, those are the sort that really sting!

    Williams stays down but he can't get away from referee Phil Dowd, who hovers over him like a vulture before giving him a yellow card. Arsenal have the free-kick on the corner of the penalty area.

  115. Post update

    Swansea 0-0 Arsenal

    Early chance for the Gunners, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain hurts Swansea with his pace again as he latches on to Alexis Sanchez's pass but Neil Taylor is across on the cover to shut him down and his shot is eventually weak.

  116. KICK-OFF

    Swansea 0-0 Arsenal

    Here we go, back under way.

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    Swansea 0-0 Arsenal

    Here they come, back out for the second half. Looks like no changes for either side.

  118. White Lines (don't do it)

    Swansea 0-0 Arsenal

    Quite literally watching paint dry at the Liberty as a groundsman repaints one of the six-yard boxes.

    Theo Walcott goes through his stretching routine away to his right. Is Walcott the man to make the difference?

  119. Text us on 81111

    Alex, Birmingham: Surely Wilfried Bony is the striker that Liverpool need? Liverpool are playing with a large number of attacking midfielders and Mario Balotelli as a target man, and it's not working! The question is: why didn't they sign him?

    Gary, London: Problems throughout the Arsenal side, not just in defence. Keeper is poor too. 50 shots on target faced, 16 conceded this season. Not good enough.

  120. 'He was wanted by Porto'

    West Brom 0-2 Newcastle

    Ayoze Perez

    Newcastle manager Alan Pardew on striker Ayoze Perez:

    "He is a player who was highly regarded and we worked hard to bring him to the club. We thought his physicality could be an issue but he had such technical quality and we hoped that would see him through, and it has. That goal was worthy of winning any game.

    "The cross had good pace on it but he had to add a little pace of his own with the flick, which was outstanding. Usually, you just have to guide the ball in. He had some great little moments where he manoeuvred the ball.

    "Perez is a player we scouted at Tenerife throughout last year. He was being courted by some big clubs, particularly Porto who don't sign anyone unless they are a good player. That really underlined what we had seen. He's been a great buy for us.

    "I think he just loved the way we were so determined to bring him to the club, and of course the fact he would be playing in front of 54,000 Geordies every week at the third best-supported club in the country, or whatever it is we are. It's a big magnet for any young player, I would think."

  121. Post update

    Swansea 0-0 Arsenal

    Former Arsenal and Wales striker John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra at the Liberty Stadium

    "Arsenal have only come to life in the last 10 minutes of the game, and they are fortunate to still be in it. Swansea had great chances to score. The game livened up no end towards the end of the first half, as did Arsenal, but they need to be much better in the second half.

    "I believe we will see both Theo Walcott and certainly Jack Wilshere come on later in the game, because the visitors have been crying out for somebody who can unlock the defence and make that final, clinical pass."

  122. Post update

    Swansea 0-0 Arsenal

    Santi Cazorla completed all 22 of his passes in the first half, but he does seem to slow the game down at times. Theo Walcott would be a totally different proposition for the Swans backline.

  123. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Blue Analyst: Swansea have some sort of curse with referee's decisions at the moment.

    Andrew Neill: Not a great game from Santi Cazorla so far. I'd expect to see Theo Walcott replace him at some point in the second half.

    Rasanga: No point Arsenal getting corners, conversion rate to goals is so poor.

    Michael Phillips: Not the most exciting half of football you'll ever see. Arsenal really need to wake up!

  124. HALF-TIME

    Swansea 0-0 Arsenal

  125. CLOSE!

    Swansea 0-0 Arsenal

    He should score - Per Mertesacker loses Kyle Bartley to reach a corner, he's seven yards out but gets his angles wrong, closes his eyes and heads wide.

    Per Mertesacker heads towards goal
  126. Post update

    Former Arsenal and Wales striker John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra at the Liberty Stadium

    "Absolutely brilliant play from Arsenal [see 16:43], they played six or seven one-twos, neat and sharp football into Danny Welbeck's path, who forces a good save. And then Aaron Ramsey catches a volley so sweetly, which goes inches wide of Lukas Fabianski's post. Exactly what you want from Arsenal. But they have only come up with it in what, the 43rd minute of this game?

    "In the last four or five minutes Arsenal have just come alive. Until now Swansea had definitely had the lion's share of the chances, Marvin Emnes and Jefferson Montero the best of them."

  127. CLOSE!

    Swansea 0-0 Arsenal

    One of you! A cross is hooked out by Ashley Williams, Santi Cazorla and Aaron Ramsey both swing for the shot and Ramsey connects, arcing a dipping volley just beyond the far corner.

    Aaron Ramsey shoots towards goal
  128. GREAT SAVE!

    Swansea 0-0 Arsenal

    Lovely stuff, it really is. That's twice now that the Gunners have really put it all together. They zip from left to right, perfect passing and first-time movement, you can't live with them. Danny Welbeck plays a superb one-two to hoodwink the last man and thrash in a first-time shot, the angle is tight and ex-Gunner Lukasz Fabianski makes himself big to block.

    Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck

    Swansea 0-0 Arsenal

    Arsenal do get out this time, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has grass in front of him. He knocks it past Neil Taylor and clicks through the gears, only coming to a halt when Ki Sung-yueng trips him. That's a yellow card.

    Alex -xlade-Chamberlain is challenged by Ki Sung-yueng
  130. Post update

    Swansea 0-0 Arsenal

    Former Arsenal and Wales striker John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra at the Liberty Stadium

    "Wilfried Bony is Swansea's focal point. You play the ball into him and he will make sure that it sticks - that is what he does. Marvin Emnes just had the best chance of the game. Bony plays the perfect pass out wide to him and Emnes should have scored. He hit it straight into Wojciech Szczesny's arms, when he should be finding a corner.

    "Arsenal have been under constant pressure for past five minutes or so. They have no outlet showing as a target - there's nobody running behind the Swansea defence. The Arsenal players need to make themselves available because they are just giving the ball away cheaply."

  131. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    CharlesChip: Santi Cazorla has been very poor over the past few games. Surprised he has started today.

    Simon Hancock: If poor refereeing decisions really do even themselves out, Swansea are due to get five penalties in the second half.

    Rasanga: Arsenal caught on counter with full-backs too far up pitch. In other news grass is green.

  132. Post update

    Swansea 0-0 Arsenal

    Swansea now looking the better side. Jefferson Montero is a very exciting player to watch, skinning Calum Chambers with a brilliant first-time backheel into space. Chambers then gets an accidental kick to the face for his troubles. Pass the smelling salts.

    Jefferson Montero goes past Calum Chambers
  133. GREAT SAVE!

    Swansea 0-0 Arsenal

    Swansea haven't been able to get Wilfried Bony in the game, but the first time they find their targetman, he fashions a chance. Bony gets it into his feet, is able to hold off his marker and lay the ball off to Gylfi Sigurdsson.

    Sigurdsson hits the instant snapshot but unusually for him scuffs his effort poorly.

    Bony then lets Marvin Emnes in on his right, another early shot and another easy save for Wojciech Szczesny.

  134. Post update

    Swansea 0-0 Arsenal

    Out of nowhere, Arsenal turn it on. Lovely one-touch passing between Aaron Ramsey, Santi Cazorla and Danny Welbeck opens up space for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on the right. His shot is charged down and he then has a penalty shout waved away as Jefferson Montero challenges him.

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    Swansea 0-0 Arsenal

    Former Arsenal and Wales striker John Hartson

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra at the Liberty Stadium

    "The times Alexis Sanchez has got on the ball he has given it away. Arsenal have broken that initial line of Swansea's defence a few times but once they've got into the final third they have given the ball away sloppily. Their passing has to be spot on. For the players they have, they have looked ordinary and wasteful."

  136. Post update

    Swansea 0-0 Arsenal

    Swansea are the only Premier League team yet to concede in the opening 30 minutes this season. You have to get up very early in the morning to catch them out.

    It is a record they have extended for another game now, too.

  137. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    Osama: That challenge from behind by Calum Chambers is a penalty all season long!

    Mike: Why are Arsenal fans complaining? A win today and you'll be one point behind Man City without playing that well.