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szdaily -> Sports
Arsenal loses at Swansea to damage top-4 hopes in EPL
    2018-February-1  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

THE arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cannot come quickly enough for Arsenal.

Its 3-1 loss Tuesday to Swansea, which started the match as the English Premier League’s (EPL) last-place team, punctured some of the optimism generated by the imminent signing of one of Europe’s most lethal strikers.

Aubameyang flew to London earlier in the day to put the finishing touches to a drawn-out transfer from Borussia Dortmund that Arsenal hopes will be completed the next day, the final day of the January transfer window.

He would be joining a team that slipped eight points off the Champions League qualification positions as a result of the chastening loss in south Wales.

Arsenal has just 13 games to claw back the deficit, or it will be out of Europe’s elite competition for a second straight season.

Swansea midfielder Sam Clucas scored either side of a goal by Jordan Ayew following a dreadful error by Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech, who miskicked a clearance straight to the striker.

Olivier Giroud came on as a late substitute for what could be his last appearance for Arsenal, with Aubameyang likely arriving as a direct replacement for the France striker.

Giroud waved to Arsenal’s traveling fans before leaving the pitch after the final whistle.

Asked about the departure of Giroud and the arrival of Aubameyang, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said all will be revealed the next day.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan played the final half hour in his first appearance for Arsenal since joining from Manchester United in a swap deal with Alexis Sanchez.

Fourth-place Liverpool capitalized on Arsenal’s slip-up by beating Huddersfield 3-0 away to move eight points clear of Wenger’s team. (SD-Agencies)

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