Giroud and Sanchez on target as Arsenal demolish Swansea City

* Arsenal ran riot to beat Swansea City 4-0 at the Liberty Stadium

* The Gunners moved up provisionally into third place

* Giroud put Arsenal ahead in the first half from close range

* Cork deflected Alex Iwobi’s shot into Swansea’s net

* Naughton scored the second own goal of the game

* Sanchez got on the scoresheet with a volley in 73rd minute

* Swansea sank to the bottom of table

* Swansea visit Liverpool next, Arsenal host Burnley


Jan 14 (Reuters) – Olivier Giroud and Alexis Sanchez were both on target as Arsenal ran out 4-0 winners over beleaguered Swansea City in the Premier League on Saturday, sending their hosts to the bottom of the table.

Giroud, making a rare league start, put Arsenal ahead in the 37th minute when he stabbed home from close range after Mesut Ozil’s header deflected into his path.

Second-half own goals from Jack Cork and Kyle Naughton, both coming via deflections from shots by Alex Iwobi, put the game out of Swansea’s reach before Alexis Sanchez volleyed home in the 73rd minute to wrap up the win.

The victory lifted Arsenal provisionally into third place on goal difference above Liverpool, who play Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday. (Reporting by Simon Jennings in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis)

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