ARSENE WENGER blasted his Arsenal side for their poor finishing...

The Gunners' hopes of finishing second were hit by a smash-and-grab raid from Swansea, who won with an 85th-minute winner from Bafetimbi Gomis.

The Londoners had 23 attempts on goal but showed little composure and were also thwarted by the brilliance of ex-Arsenal keeper Lukasz Fabianski.

Wenger was also unhappy about the defensive display from Garry Monk's high-flying Swans.

"We rushed our finishing, we were not calm enough," said the Frenchman. "Sometimes we were a bit too eager to finish alone rather than pass. We tried to force it instead of relying on our technique.

"We were unlucky against a team who did not come to play and just defended.

"It is frustrating when because if you cannot win a game you should not lose it.

"It was not even a break. Jefferson Montero got down the left and put in a cross, but we were short on the ball when Gomis jumped.

"We rushed our finishing because we had plenty of chances in the second half.

"Fabianksi did well, but I believe on some occasions we made it too easy for him."

Monk said: "There are times when we have to be adaptable. We didn't have a striker fit from the start. We could have gone toe-to-toe with them but we came with a plan.

"We have dominated games and won but today the idea was to get to the last 20 minutes level and then and try to get a goal on the break and that is what we did. And Lukasz was excellent coming back here to Arsenal.

"If it happens we get in the Europa League it happens. If we do reach it we will have to change our recruitment plans and come in a bit earlier."

Fabianski said: "I was a little bit emotional before the game, but then when you step onto the pitch you just focus on the game.

"It's always nice to show yourself at the Emirates against your former team, you always try to - this is only my first game coming back - but you try to be positive in the game and stay focused to help the team."

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I saw talk before the match of Arsene setting up to go with an attacking gameplay having secured victories at City and United this season playing a much more compact game than usual. It was no surprise, given those two results, that once again we set our stall at Old Trafford to defend first and foremost, and look to hit the home side on the counter.

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