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Jack Wilshere fired Arsena l into the fourth round of the FA Cup with a superb late winner as the Gunners defeated Swansea 1-0 at the Emirates Stadium.
The England midfielder - out for more than a year with ankle and knee injuries before returning to action this season - capped a man-of-the-match display to finally beat inspired Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm with a 20-yard strike on 86 minutes to set up a trip to Brighton and keep alive hopes of Arsenal's first trophy since 2005.
The Gunners were much improved from the lacklustre 2-0 Barclays Premier League defeat to
Manchester City on Sunday and, but for a combination of poor finishing and brilliant defending, would have had tonight's replay wrapped up well before Wilshere's fine late effort.
With France striker Olivier Giroud returned to the starting line-up and England forward Theo Walcott switched back to the right flank, Arsenal opened up full of the kind of movement which had been lacking against City.
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FA Cup round 3 replay – Arsenal 1-0 Swansea (Wilshere 87′)
Wenger post game quotes:
on the performance…
We had a better team balance tonight and created chance after chance, especially in the second half but even in the first half we created chances. It was unbelievable that we couldn’t score, but we got it in the end. We persevered and were rewarded and we had a good performance...
Manchester City have succeeded in their appeal against captain Vincent Kompany's sending-off in Sunday's Premier League win at Arsenal.
The Belgian centre-back was shown a straight red card by referee Mike Dean for a challenge on Jack Wilshere with 14 minutes remaining at the Emirates Stadium.
City were quick to announce their intention to appeal and, following a Football...
Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has signed a new long-term contract.
The England forward would have been a free agent at the end of the season, and Arsenal have been in protracted negotiations to close out terms on a lucrative extension which would make Walcott among the highest paid players at the club with what is understood to be a three-and-half-year contract worth close to £100...
Theo Walcott's drawn-out contract standoff with Arsenal ended Friday with the signing of a lucrative new contract.
The England forward could have left the club for free at the end of the season, but has agreed to a 3 1/2-year deal that sees his salary rise by two-thirds to about 100,000 pounds ($160,000) a week.
''I have made it clear from the start that I wanted to...
Swansea boss Michael Laudrup admitted Arsenal deserved their 1-0 FA Cup third round replay victory.
Jack Wilshere scored a superb winner for Arsenal with four minutes left of normal time, and it was no more than the hosts deserved.
Swansea had set up the replay with a late Danny Graham goal in the 2-2 draw and Laudrup had no complaints to be denied by a similarly late goal at the...
England forward Theo Walcott has agreed a new three-year deal with Arsenal, according to reports.
The former Southampton forward, who is in the final six months of his current contract, rejected a five-year offer worth ?75,000 a week in August.
But the uncertainty over his future is now set to come to an end, with a deal agreed in principle following talks between the club and...
Walcott signs new Arsenal deal – is he the best Arsenal can do? - originally posted on Soccerlens.comArsenal forward Theo Walcott has finally committed his future at the club by signing a three-and-a-half year contract ending wide speculations about his future.
Walcott ready to sign new deal
The 23-year-old who had less than six months remaining on his contract has put pen to...
Arsene Wenger admits he was "scared" Theo Walcott would leave Arsenal at the end of his contract, but is now "99 per cent certain" a new deal can finally be signed this week.
The England forward would have been a free agent at the end of the season, and the club have been in negotiations to close out terms on a lucrative extension which would make Walcott among...