Swansea v Arsenal: Predicted line-ups

Walcott could start (©GettyImages)

Arsenal will be looking to put in a strong performance against Swansea on Sunday at the Liberty Stadium after their traumatic draw in mid-week against Anderlecht.

The Gunners were seemingly cruising towards victory against their Belgian opponents having taken a 3-0 lead, but a second half capitulation saw them end up with just a point.


Now though is a chance to continue their solid recent league form - they've not tasted defeat in their last three games and have lost just one of their last ten, although that includes five draws.

They should receive a major boost with the news that Theo Walcott could be fit to start his first Arsenal game since January having fully overcome a knee injury. Mikel Arteta and Olivier Giroud are still out however, as is Matheiu Debuchy. Jack Wilshere however is back and available for selection.

Tough opponents

Swansea have started the season well and currently sit in 6th place, and the Gunners will certainly have to be wary of Wilfried Bony who appears to be hitting top form. Boss Gary Monk will be without midfielder Jonjo Shelvey who is suspended following his sending off against Everton.

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Arsenal have the upper-hand in recent meetings having not tasted defeat against their Welsh rivals in five meetings. The last time Swansea came out on top was back in 2012 when two goals from Michu at the Emirates Stadium heaped the pressure on Arsene Wenger.


The Gunners' man of the moment is undoubtedly Alexis Sanchez - he has an impressive seven goals in his first nine Premier League fixtures, and has five in his last three in all competitions. 

Swansea's home form has been mixed of late; they've won just one of their last three encounters at the Liberty Stadium and five of their last 11.


Swansea Predicted XI: Fabianski, Rangel, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Carroll, Ki Sung-yueng, Routledge, Sigurdsson, Montero, Bony

Arsenal Predicted XI: Szczesny, Monreal, Mertesacker, Chambers, Gibbs, Ramsey, Flamini, Wilshere, Cazorla, Welbeck, Alexis

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