Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, has said that his side lacked spark and killer instinct, after they were beaten 2-1 by Swansea at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday.
The Gunners went in front, after Danny Welbeck squared the ball for Alexis Sanchez, before Gylfi Sigurdsson levelled for the hosts with a beautifully executed free-kick.
Bafetimbi Gomis stepped from the bench
to nod in a winner, as Arsenal dropped all three points from a winning position.
“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,” Wenger told BBC Sport.
“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.
“We lacked some spark or killer instinct to take the game away from Swansea.”
“If you want to challenge the Premier League we have to be more realistic than we were today.”