Premier League: Arsenal v Swansea match preview
A look ahead to Tuesday’s Premier League fixture at Emirates Stadium
Monday 24 March 2014
Following Saturday’s humiliating 6-0 defeat at Chelsea this will be considered by many a must win fixture for Arsenal, bearing in mind they face free-scoring Manchester City this weekend.
Arsene Wenger’s men will be in defiant mood to claw their way back into the title race, with the Gunners seven points behind table-toppers Chelsea as they play their game in hand.
Swansea City are locked in a relegation battle and Saturday’s defeat at Everton deterred their aspirations to remain in the top-flight. Garry Monk’s men have failed to win in their last five outings - with their last victory coming against Cardiff City in early February – so pressure will be firmly on the the Welsh side’s manager to take the spoils at the Emirates.
Meanwhile, Arsenal have been in a similar position following an emphatic loss against one of the ‘big boys’. Subsequently after their enthralling 6-3 defeat at Manchester City, much to Wenger's frustration, the Gunners went on a five game unbeaten run – so it remains to be seen whether Olivier Giroud and Co can rekindle their promising form to fight their way back into what will surely be a pulsating end to the Premier League title race.
KICK-OFF: Tuesday, 7:45pm
PAST THREE MEETINGS:
Swansea 1 (Davies) Arsenal 2 (Gnabry, Ramsey), Premier League, September 2013
Swansea 0 Arsenal 2 (Monreal, Gervinho), Premier League, March 2013
Arsenal 1 (Wilshere) Swansea 0, FA Cup, January 2013
Arsenal are unbeaten in their last four meetings against Swansea City.
Since the turn of the year Swansea haven’t won away from home in the league.
In their last seven encounters against Swansea City Arsenal have opened the scoring five times.
Since their opening day defeat against Aston Villa Arsenal have remarkable gone on to remain unbeaten at home in the league.
Arsenal win: 1.50
Swansea win: 7.50
A memorable moment between Arsenal and Swansea was when England international Jack Wilshere broke the visitors hearts when he scored a brilliant half volley in the dying stages of the game to seal the Gunners place in the fourth round of the FA Cup.
TV: Highlights on Sky Sports 1 at 10.15pm.
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