Paul Scholes reacts to Arsenal’s 2-1 loss to Swansea
Paul Scholes has his say after Arsenal drop yet more points in the Premier League title race
Paul Scholes has described Arsenal’s 2-1 loss to Swansea in the Premier League on Wednesday night as a “disaster” for the Gunners.
The north London side headed into the game looking to return to winning ways after the disappointment of their loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford last weekend.
However, despite taking the lead through Joel Campbell’s volley, Arsenal were pegged back and beaten thanks to goals from Wayne Routledge and Ashley Williams at The Emirates.
With Tottenham losing 1-0 to West Ham United at Upton Park, Arsenal squandered the chance to move level on points with their local rivals heading into their crunch north London derby clash at White Hart Lane on Saturday lunchtime.
And former Manchester United midfielder Scholes was damning in his assessment of the result for Arsenal after the game.
Speaking on BT Sport, Scholes said: “I think Leicester look like the one team with a bit of fight in them. OK, it wasn’t a great result [against West Brom] last night but they looked like they were desperate to win the game.
“The other three… Arsenal getting beaten by Swansea tonight – it’s a disaster.”
The result left Arsenal third and six points behind leaders Leicester heading into the final 10 games of the season.
“I believe we were really unlucky with our finishing and some decisions today. They had two shots on target and two goals,” Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said after the game, speaking to BBC Sport.
“We stopped playing before the first goal because there was a foul on Mesut Ozil. There were hands around his neck and it should have been a free-kick for us.
“We need to bounce-back very quickly now.”