It was more or less a shock defeat for the Gunners who were eyeing a higher slot in the Premier League table.

Despite having secured an early lead thanks to Robin van Persie, Arsene Wenger's side eventually gave in to Swansea City who played with great determination. Swansea defeated Arsenal 3-2 at Liberty Stadium on Sunday night.

Van Persie scored the opener just five minutes into the game. But Scott Sinclair's penalty goal on 16 minutes, his fourth penalty of the season, cancelled out the Gunners' early lead. Nathan Dyer struck on 57 minutes with a brilliant finish.

Now, it was the turn of Arsenal to draw level through Theo Walcott on 69 minutes. But, Danny Graham's impressive finish the next minute sealed the victory in favour of Swansea who bagged all the three points.

Here are the highlights of the action:

Robin van Persie of Arsenal scores past Steven Caulker of Swansea City during their English Premier League soccer match at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea on Sunday, Jan 15, 2012.Reuters
Robin van Persie of Arsenal scores past Steven Caulker of Swansea City during their English Premier League soccer match at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea on Sunday, Jan 15, 2012.Reuters
Sinclair (R) scored for Swansea in their 3-2 win over Arsenal on Sunday.Reuters
Szceesny of Arsenal watches a shot by Swansea's Dyer sail into the goal during their English Premier League soccer match in Swansea on Sunday, Jan 15, 2012.Reuters
Dyer of Swansea City celebrates after scoring as he runs past Arsenal's Arshavin and Miquel during their English Premier League soccer match in Swansea on Sunday, Jan 15, 2012.Reuters
Henry of Arsenal thanks the travelling supporters after his side lost 3-2 to Swansea City in their English Premier League soccer match at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, South Wales, on Sunday, Jan 15, 2012.Reuters
Henry of Arsenal dribbles the ball past Rangel of Swansea City during their English Premier League soccer match in Swansea on Sunday, Jan 15, 2012.Reuters
Koscielny of Arsenal beats Sigurdsson of Swansea City to the ball during their English Premier League soccer match in Swansea on Sunday, Jan 15, 2012.Reuters