Date: 27th October 2017 at 10:14am

Arsenal return to Premier League action for Saturday’s visit of Swansea City.

Arsene Wenger has a number of injury concerns ahead of the match at the Emirates.

Danny Welbeck remains absent as he continues to recover from a hamstring strain, meanwhile Shkodran Mustafi (thigh) and Santi Cazorla (achilles) are both out.

Calum Chambers and David Ospina are also not set to return.

Despite the defeat to Watford nearly a fortnight ago, Arsenal are looking to continue their good form. Arsene Wenger’s side have lost just one of their last 10 games (winning 8).

HEAD-TO-HEAD

Arsenal did the double over Swansea last season, including a 4-0 thrashing in Wales. The 3-2 win at the Emirates proved more challenging however, particularly after Granit Xhaka was given his marching orders for violent conduct.

Over the years, the Swans have established themselves a bit of a bogey team for the Gunners. They’ve taken five wins from 12 meetings.

Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring the 4th in Arsenal's 4-0 win last season

Sanchez celebrates scoring in Arsenal’s 4-0 win last season

PREDICTED ARSENAL XL

Arsene Wenger is expected to revert back to his Premier League side following the club’s 2-1 Carabao Cup victory over Norwich City in midweek.
Mesut Ozil took the man of the match award against Everton last week – Arsenal fans will be hoping the German sends another message to his critics on the field.
Arsenal XI: Cech; Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal, Kolasinac, Bellerin; Ramsey, Xhaka; Alexis, Ozil, Lacazette.

MATCH PREDICTION

Wenger is expected to recall the big guns. Arsenal fans have dubbed their triumvirate strike-force “AOL”, after Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette all helped themselves to a goal in the 5-2 victory over Everton.

Gooners can look forward to the trio putting on a masterclass on Saturday.

Prediction: 3-0

Gooners, what are your thoughts ahead of the game? Let us know in the comments…

 

One response to “MATCH PREVIEW: Arsenal vs Swansea”

  1. thebigbangtheo says:

    We should have smashed Everton 7/8-1 like how City dispatched Stoke 7-1. Far too often we are not ruthless enough when we get in a position where we metaphorically have our foot on our opponents necks but won’t stamp down for the kill without mercy. Man Utd 8 Arsenal 2, no quarter asked, no quarter given. We have been smashed by 4 or 5 a number of times in recent years and it’s time we started to return the favour starting with Swansea who are there for the taking. I certainly won’t be happy if we score less than 5.

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