A slow, static first half followed by a frantic, frustrating second half.

We did everything right except for score. Our passing was on-point and we were reasonably well organised but I can’t help but wonder why we continuously try this ‘over to you’ passing routine when teams now know how to play against it.

So many times this evening I wanted to scream: ‘just shoot!’ at the TV and so many times we didn’t. I don’t know whether it’s how they’ve been told to play, whether Swansea City had just parked the bus that well, or whether it’s a confidence issues, but someone needs to have a word.

The shots we did have made Lukasz Fabianski look like a world-beater, as they were right at him.

Saying that, our record is still impeccable and the best thing at this point is to just swallow our pride, realise where we went wrong and move forward.

David Ospina 5

Swansea City's French striker Bafetimbi Gomis (L) appeals for his goal to count, later confirmed by goal-line technology, during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Swansea City at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTON
Swansea City’s French striker Bafetimbi Gomis (L) appeals for his goal to count, later confirmed by goal-line technology, during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Swansea City at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTON

That goal… Need I say more?

Hector Bellerin 7

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 11: Hector Bellerin of Arsenal and Jefferson Montero of Swansea City battle for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Swansea City at Emirates Stadium on May 11, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 11: Hector Bellerin of Arsenal and Jefferson Montero of Swansea City battle for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Swansea City at Emirates Stadium on May 11, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Strong and made some good runs forward. He got in behind Jefferson Montero a couple of times, which was slightly better than Calum Chambers earlier in the season. Could work on crossing the ball sooner, though.

Per Mertesacker 6

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 11: Per Mertesacker of Arsenal holds off Gylfi Sigurosson of Swansea City during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Swansea City at Emirates Stadium on May 11, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 11: Per Mertesacker of Arsenal holds off Gylfi Sigurosson of Swansea City during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Swansea City at Emirates Stadium on May 11, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Although he didn’t have a huge amount to do, especially in the second half, he made some good interceptions.

Laurent Koscielny 6.5

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 11: Bafetimbi Gomis of Swansea City climbs above Nacho Monreal and Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal to score the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Swansea City at Emirates Stadium on May 11, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 11: Bafetimbi Gomis of Swansea City climbs above Nacho Monreal and Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal to score the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Swansea City at Emirates Stadium on May 11, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

As with the BFG, he didn’t have a huge amount to do but he got forward a bit more than usual today so I’m guessing he was getting frustrated.

Nacho Monreal 7

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 11: Nacho Monreal of Arsenal takes a shot at goal under pressure from Federico Fernandez of Swansea City during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Swansea City at Emirates Stadium on May 11, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 11: Nacho Monreal of Arsenal takes a shot at goal under pressure from Federico Fernandez of Swansea City during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Swansea City at Emirates Stadium on May 11, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

He made some good runs into the box and looked eager.

Francis Coquelin 6

Swansea City's English midfielder Jonjo Shelvey (L) vies for the ball with Arsenal's French midfielder Francis Coquelin during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Swansea City at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTON
Swansea City’s English midfielder Jonjo Shelvey (L) vies for the ball with Arsenal’s French midfielder Francis Coquelin during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Swansea City at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTON

This wasn’t the best game for him and Arsene Wenger took him off correctly. As ever though, he made a couple of decent slide-tackles.

Santi Cazorla 7.5

Arsenals Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla is surrounded by Swansea City players during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Swansea City at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTON
Arsenals Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla is surrounded by Swansea City players during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Swansea City at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTON

He had a quiet game in the first half but came into it in the second.

Aaron Ramsey 7

Arsenal's Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey (L) vies for the ball with Swansea City's Korean midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Swansea City at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTON
Arsenal’s Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey (L) vies for the ball with Swansea City’s Korean midfielder Ki Sung-Yueng during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Swansea City at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTON

He’s a trier is Aaron Ramsey and, even though you could tell he was getting incredibly frustrated with his miskicks and misplaced passes, he kept plugging away, making the right runs and putting through the right passes.

Mesut Ozil 7.5

Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil (L) vies for the ball with Swansea City's Ecuadorian midfielder Jefferson Montero during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Swansea City at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTON
Arsenal’s German midfielder Mesut Ozil (L) vies for the ball with Swansea City’s Ecuadorian midfielder Jefferson Montero during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Swansea City at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTON

Some unreal passing as always but he really needs to work on his confidence in front of goal. As much as we all joke about his habit of passing-instead-of-shooting, in matches like this evening, it cost us.

Alexis Sanchez 7

Swansea City's English midfielder Jonjo Shelvey tackles Arsenals Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Swansea City at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTON
Swansea City’s English midfielder Jonjo Shelvey tackles Arsenals Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Swansea City at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTON

Not a fantastic game but not horrendous. Although he had a couple of chances that he really should’ve scored. It just wasn’t his day.

Olivier Giroud 6

Arsenals French striker Olivier Giroud (L) shakes hands with Arsenals French manager Arsene Wenger after being substituted during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Swansea City at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTON
Arsenals French striker Olivier Giroud (L) shakes hands with Arsenals French manager Arsene Wenger after being substituted during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Swansea City at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTON

Arguably should’ve been kept on but he wasn’t having a great deal of luck.

SUBS

Jack Wilshere 6

Swansea City's Jack Cork (L) vies with Arsenals English midfielder Jack Wilshere during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Swansea City at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTON
Swansea City’s Jack Cork (L) vies with Arsenals English midfielder Jack Wilshere during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Swansea City at the Emirates Stadium in London on May 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTON

Came on and instantly made a difference going forward. He played like he had a point to prove. However, his lack of confidence to shoot on his right foot could’ve cost us today.

Theo Walcott 5.5

He was making all the right noises and getting in the right places but when it actually came down to actually shooting, he kicked the ball right at Lukasz Fabianski.

There were no photos of Theo.

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