Arsenal were again unable to hold on to a lead as Swansea City fought back to secure a 2-1 Premier League win at the Liberty Stadium.
Arsene Wenger’s side had come in for criticism for surrendering a three-goal advantage to draw 3-3 with Anderlecht in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday and they were at it again on Sunday.
In-form forward Alexis Sanchez’s seventh goal in his last six games looked to have put the visitors on course for a third consecutive victory in the top flight, but Swansea struck twice in the space of three minutes to secure the points.
Gylfi Sigurdsson levelled 15 minutes from time with a sublime free-kick and Bafetimbi Gomis scored his first Premier League just two minutes after coming on to stun Arsenal in the driving Welsh rain.
Victory for Swansea was only their second in eight Premier League outings and moved them above Arsenal into fifth, with Wenger’s men slipping a place further back heading into the international break.
Tottenham loanee Tom Carroll replaced the suspended Jonjo Shelvey in Swansea’s midfield with the returning Leon Britton on the bench to enhance Garry Monk’s options, while Kyle Bartley and Marvin Emnes replaced the injured Federico Fernandez and Wayne Routledge.