Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger had admitted to worries over his defence and hinted that the Premier League title is now long gone.
The Gunners travelled to Swansea with renewed optimism after two Premier League victories on the bounce against Sunderland and Burnley.
Despite not performing to their best, Alexis Sanchez gave the visitors the lead and Wenger’s men looked comfortably in control with 20 minutes remaining.
However, a mad five minute spell soon followed and Swansea City scored two goals in quick succession, closing out the game for a 2-1 victory.
It was inexplicable from Wenger’s side, and the defeat leaves them 12 points behind league leaders Chelsea after just 11 outings.
Speaking in front of the cameras after the game, Wenger couldn’t hide is anxiety at his leaky defence and philosophically dropped a big hint suggesting their title dreams are already over.
“I worry that we concede the goals,” Wenger told Sky Sports. "At the moment, we have different worries. We just lost a game that we feel we shouldn’t have lost."
“In a realistic world in football, you have to win the games you feel you can win. If you want to challenge for the title, you have to win the games you feel you can win.”
The Gunners face Manchester United at the Emirates after the international break and Wenger will know how the game could play a part in the race for a top four spot.
The Frenchman will be hoping to welcome back a couple of players from spells out on the side-lines with injury and Theo Walcott could be in line for a bigger role.