Arsène Wenger was left cursing the heavily defensive tactics of Swansea City after unexpectedly losing 1-0 at home in the UK football results last night (Monday 11 May). Arsenal been within three points of drawing level with second-placed Man City, and would have had a game in hand.
Arsenal have exhibited magnificent form since February, but they were unable to close the gap on Chelsea side that simply haven’t been slipping up. An inability to close ground on Chelsea left Wenger and his players eager to at least finish ahead of last year’s Premier League champions, Man City.
Although Wenger complained about the negative tactics of Swansea, it must not be overlooked that Arsenal held 68% of possession. From that possession, the Gunners created 23 total attempts on goal, hitting the target on nine occasions. They only have their own poor finishing to blame for not winning the game.