Result: Jack Wilshere sends Arsenal through

A late goal from Jack Wilshere gives Arsenal a 1-0 win over Swansea City in their FA Cup third-round replay at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal have booked their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup with a narrow 1-0 win over Swansea City at the Emirates Stadium in their third-round replay.

Jack Wilshere found the net in the final five minutes to set up a trip to Brighton & Hove Albion in the next round for Arsene Wenger's side.

Chico Flores and Theo Walcott battle for the ball during the FA Cup third round replay on January 16, 2013© PA Photos

The visitors had the better of the early chances, but Danny Graham and Nathan Dyer failed to test Wojciech Szczesny in the Arsenal goal.

Only the woodwork kept Swansea out in the 25th minute when Kyle Bartley headed against the crossbar following Wayne Routledge's deep cross.

Despite a disappointing first half for Arsenal, they came alive in the final five minutes as Theo Walcott squandered two decent opportunities.

The England international had his first effort blocked by a heroic Swansea defence before a lack of communication with Wilshere saw the England international lose possession.

Walcott was again guilty of missing a glorious chance at the start of a thrilling second half when he flicked the ball the wrong side of the post with just the onrushing Michel Vorm to beat.

Graham then came to Swansea's rescue on the hour by clearing Walcott's drive off the line.

Jack Wilshere celebrates scoring the opening goal during the FA Cup third round replay against Swansea on January 16, 2013© PA Photos

Both sides went in search of a result in the final 10 minutes of normal time, with Olivier Giroud hitting his shot straight at Vorm before Chico Flores put the ball narrowly wide with a header.

The woodwork was struck again in the 82nd minute as Bacary Sagna's cross evaded everyone on its way to hitting the far post.

With the match seemingly heading for extra time, Wilshere powered his low shot home from the edge of the box to send Arsenal through.

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