Arsenal Vs Swansea – Team News, Injury Updates And Match Facts

Arsenal vs Swansea is always a good game to watch as both the teams try to play a similar passing game and one can expect to see a open game for the whole 90 minutes. Both Arsenal and Swansea have made an inconsistent start to the campaigns and with neither of them having a major winning streak. Arsenal have drawn both of their last two games against Villa and Everton on the road and will be looking to turn it around in their own backyard. With only 5 wins out of the 14 played and bad start to the season becoming worse, Wenger will be desperate to win this one as a draw or win for Swansea will take them above Arsenal in the table. 

After just one defeat in their past nine games, Swansea manager Michael Laudrup believes that his side can cause an upset in London. The initial discontent of the management change amongst the players and the fans are long gone, the players have started to gel up as a team and with Winger Routledge and midfielder Michu in red hot form, the Swans will look to put pressure on the counter attacks. They also have  Jonathan De Guzman who is the main creative force, picking out key passes from the deeper midfield role will make the midfielder battle more interesting.

It is a tough game to predict and with both the teams eager to pass the ball around and play their own brand of football, it will be a good game to watch for the neutrals as well. 3 points in home for Arsenal combined with the difficult games for Everton and Tottenham who play Manchester City and Fulham will mean that Arsenal can move up a place or two. 

Podolski and Cazorla has to make an impact for Arsenal if they want all three points

Injury Updates:

Wenger gave the latest injury updates ahead of the game

on the latest development

From Wednesday night there are lots of bumps and bruises as you might expect but one serious doubt is Bacary Sagna with his foot.

on Sagna’s injury

He got a knock at the start of the game when he cleared a ball. It is inflamed and he is a big doubt.

on those bumps and bruises

Everyone else should recover

on Koscielny

It is a muscular problem, a thigh problem. That is normally three weeks.

Recent Form

Arsenal: WLDWDD 

Swansea City: LDDWDW

Team News:

With Koscielny out of action for three weeks, it is a straight selection for Wenger in terms of defensive line-up except for Sagna who will be decided upon after a late fitness test and Jenkinson will start if the French man misses out. Midfield is expected to be the same with Cazorla, Arteta and Wilshere to start the game. After Podolski was rested due to fatigue in the midweek, he is expected to start up front along side Giroud and Walcott. Ramsey and Gervinho will sit out in the bench this time. 

Arsenal Vs Swansea Probable line-ups

Prediction: 3-1 

 

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