Swansea City vs. Arsenal: Premier League – Match Preview

Arsenal need a win to reignite their title bid when they travel to face Swansea City on Saturday afternoon.

Swansea recorded a much needed win in their battle against the drop last time out, with Angel Rangel’s late winner defeating fellow struggling side Crystal Palace.

They were eliminated in the FA Cup though, going down 2-0 away at Hull City.

Arsenal progressed in the competition, rallying from a goal down to beat Championship side Preston North End.

The Gunners produced an amazing recovery last time out in the league, coming from three goals down to earn a point away at Bournemouth.

Enhanced match odds

Arsenal to beat Swansea: 7/1 with Betfair*

Arsenal to beat Swansea: 7/1 with Paddy Power*

Premier League form: Swansea City W1 D0 L4; Arsenal W2 D1 L2
Premier League top scorers
Swansea City – Leroy Fer & Fernando Llorente 6 goals each
Arsenal – Alexis Sanchez 13 goals 

Match history
Arsenal edged out Swansea earlier in the season, winning 3-2 at the Emirates, despite Granit Xhaka’s red card.

Swansea have a good record against Arsenal and have won three of the last six meetings between the pair.

Last five Premier League meetings
Arsenal 3 Swansea 2 – 15/10/16
Arsenal 1 Swansea 2 – 02/03/16
Swansea 0 Arsenal 3 – 31/10/15
Arsenal 0 Swansea 1 – 11/05/15
Swansea 2 Arsenal 1 – 09/11/14

Draw HT / Arsenal FT – 7/2 with Betfred

Team news
Neil Taylor has been ruled out due to a fractured cheek bone, with Stephen Kingsley set to deputise from left-back.

Paul Clement’s first Swansea Premier League XI is set to include Leon Britton and Wayne Routledge.

Mohammed Elneny is away with Morocco at the African Cup of Nations, however Mesut Ozil should return.

Hector Bellerin is a major doubt for the Gunners, meaning Gabriel is likely to cover at right-back.

Expected starting XI’s
Swansea (4-3-3): Fabianski; Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Kingsley; Britton, Cork, Fer; Routledge, Llorente, Sigurdsson
Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Cech; Gabriel, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Ramsey, Xhaka; Perez, Ozil, Sanchez; Giroud

Predictions

Result: Arsenal (7/1 with Betfair)*

Correct Score: 0-2 (8/1 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Olivier Giroud (21/20 with 888 Sport)

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