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Swansea City suffer heavy defeat to Arsenal

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil (right) Swansea City's Nathan Dyer battle for the ball during the match at the Liberty Stadium Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire/PA Images

Swansea City have suffered a heavy 4-0 defeat to Arsenal at the Liberty Stadium.

Own goals from Jack Cork and Kyle Naughton helped secure a firm victory for the Gunners.

Cardiff City beat Bristol City in derby thriller

Cardiff City's Anthony Pilkington (right) and Bristol City's Marlon Pack battle for the ball Credit: PA/Simon Galloway/EMPICS Sport

Cardiff City have beaten Bristol City 3-2 in a thriller at the Ashton Gate Stadium.

A goal from Tammy Abraham and two from Anthony Pilkington in the second half secured the away side's victory in the Severnside Derby.

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Former Real Madrid and Chelsea midfielder Claude Makelele joins Swans' coaching staff

French international Claude Makelele has joined Swansea City's coaching staff.

Claude Makelele has been named as an assistant coach for Swansea City. Credit: PA

The 43-year-old, who has signed a deal until the end of the season, reunites with head coach Paul Clement, who he worked with during his playing stint at Chelsea and as a coach with Paris Saint-Germain.

The former Real Madrid, Chelsea and PSG midfielder has been named as an assistant coach, and will work alongside Clement’s fellow new recruits Nigel Gibbs and Karl Halabi, as well as goalkeeping coach Tony Roberts.

Makelele will get his first taste of the Liberty on Saturday when he’s in the dug-out for the Swans’ Premier League fixture with Arsenal.

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