Swansea vs Arsenal match preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the Liberty Stadium

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The Independent Online

Swansea may have only won one game in their previous six league encounters but they have still had their best start to a Premier League campaign with 15 points from their opening 10 games. Their early season form means the Swans currently sit in sixth place in the Premier League, two points behind Arsenal.

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Swansea will jump above Arsenal with a win over the Gunners, but will find the gap to the Champions League spots getting ever bigger with a defeat.

Arsenal themselves have had a mixed start to the season, despite only losing one league game.  The Gunners have won just four Premier League games this season and drawn five meaning Arsene Wenger's side are currently nine points adrift of league leaders Chelsea.

KICK-OFF: Sunday, 4pm

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PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Arsenal 2 (Podolski, Giroud) Swansea 2 (Bony, Flamini OG), Premier League, March 2014

Swansea 1 (Davies) Arsenal 2 (Gnabry, Ramsey), Premier League, September 2013

Swansea 0 Arsenal 2 (Monreal, Gervinho), Premier League, March 2013

STATS…

In the six Premier League games between Arsenal and Swansea, there have been 17 goals between them.

The two sides have met eight times since Swansea’s promotion to the Premier League, six times in the league and twice in the FA Cup.

Arsenal have won four matches, with Swansea winning two.

In the eight games between the two sides, 17 different players have scored goals.

The only three players to have scored more than once are Lukas Podolski (2), Danny Graham (2) and Michu (3).

Arsenal lead the overall head-to-head 9-5.

 

ODDS…

Swansea to win: 3.5

Arsenal to win: 2.1

Draw: 3.4

TV: Live on Sky Sports 1 at 4pm, highlights on BBC 1 at 10.30pm.

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