29th of January 2018 Author: Johnny Karp
Bottom Premier League side Swansea are looking to cause another upset when they host sixth-placed Arsenal at the Liberty Stadium on Tuesday. The reverse fixture was not easy for the Gunners, Sam Clucas put Swansea ahead before half-time and Arsenal fought back in the second half with goals from Sead Kolasinac and Aaron Ramsey. Last season Arsenal won 4-0 at Swansea but the Swans have secured two victories out of the last six direct matches, both at the Emirates Stadium.
Swansea pulled off a major upset last time out as they defeated in-form Liverpool 1-0 thanks to a goal scored by Alfie Mawson. However, they are still sitting at the bottom of the Premier League table, three points away from safety, so they will need to keep bagging the points if they want to crawl away from the relegation zone. The Swans were involved in the FA Cup last weekend and not with great success as they got held to a 1-1 draw at Notts County. Renato Sanches picked up a knock at the weekend and will be out for some time, but Angel Rangel can make his return to action.
Arsenal had a pretty good recovery after the Alexis Sanchez transfer finally went through, they thrashed Crystal Palace 4-1 in the Premier League and then they beat Chelsea 2-1 to qualify for the League Cup final. The Gunners had a rest last weekend as they were already out of the FA Cup, so there are no fresh injury concerns, only Santi Cazorla, Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck remain sidelined. Henrikh Mkhitaryan is fit and should make his debut for Arsenal after having moved to the Emirates Stadium from Manchester United last week.
Swansea: Fabianski - Hoorn, Fernandez, Mawson - Naughton, Fer, Carroll, Olsson - Dyer, Abraham, Ayew
Arsenal: Cech - Bellerin, Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal - Xhaka, Ramsey, Wilshere - Mkhitaryan, Ozil - Lacazette
My prediction: Arsenal to win 3-1.
Here are the odds for the match at Bet365:
Swansea win - 7.50
Draw - 4.50
Arsenal win - 1.50
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