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Video - Wenger fends off more jeers as Swansea beat Arsenal

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Another miserable night for Arsene Wenger
Another miserable night for Arsene Wenger

On a night when Arsenal needed to silence their critics and bounce back into the title race, they merely confirmed the suspicion that time will soon be up for their beleaguered manager Arsene Wenger.

Ashley Williams' late winner for Swansea handed the relegation strugglers a 2-1 win after Joel Campbell had given Arsenal an early lead and Wayne Routledge had responded for the underdogs.

Yet it was the reaction from Arsenal fans at the final whistle that will resonate with Wenger, as they jeered him and his players off the field as they again failed to capitalise on a chance to assert their authority in the title race.

Arsenal had chances to finish off Swansea, but they failed to take them once more, leaving the Arsenal boss to offer up his familiar diet of excuses.

“The performance was okay, but we were unlucky on the night," he said, in comments that may well fall on deaf ears for increasingly irate Arsenal fans. 

"We were on top and hit the bar a number of times. We were unlucky on the first goal, but what can we do. What we want is to win the next game.

"I believe we were really unlucky with our finishing and some decisions today. They had two shots on target and two goals."

“At the moment I am more worrying about our results than the title. We just lost three games and that is always a very difficult moment for the team.

“We will not talk about titles tonight. I’m not in the mood. It’s a big disappointment.”

Arsenal's misery was completed by confirmation that both Petr Cech and Laurent Kosielney will now miss Saturday's crucial North London derby against Tottenham after picking up injuries against Swansea. 

"Petr Cech is injured. I think it will keep him out of the game against Tottenham at the weekend, but I have full-confidence in David Ospina," added Wenger of his back-up keeper.

Not many Arsenal fans have too much faith in Wenger and his players right now, as the season that appeared to be set up for them to succeed has taken a horrible turn for the worse in the last few days.