Half-Time Report: No goals between Swansea City, Arsenal

Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Wigan Athletic's Jean Beausejour on December 22, 2012
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Swansea City and Arsenal are goalless at half time, despite Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain twice rattling the crossbar.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has hit the crossbar twice as Swansea City and Arsenal go in goalless at half time.

The match started in real end-to-end fashion and it was Arsenal who came closest inside the opening five minutes when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain struck the bar with a side-footed shot from just inside the box.

Swansea came into the game and worked a couple of chances; first Angel Rangel shot wide before Pablo Hernandez found Michu, who turned well but also shot just wide.

Santi Cazorla tested his range with a powerful drive from distance, but shot straight down the throat of Michel Vorm.

Both teams were passing the ball well but there was a lack of a cutting edge, summed up when Oxlade-Chamberlain miscontrolled in the box with players waiting for the pass.

A few minutes later he cracked the woodwork again, this time on his right foot from distance, but the deadlock remained unbroken at half time.

Swansea City forward Michu celebrates after scoring his side's first goal against QPR on February 9, 2013
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