Swansea vs Arsenal – Premier League preview and team news

Arsenal have the chance to move back into the top four, but are set for a difficult test when they travel to South Wales to face a Swansea City side just two points behind them in the table.

Garry Monk set his Swansea team up to frustrate Everton in the last game, and the ploy succeeded thanks to an organised and largely disciplined performance. The hosts look a much stronger defensive unit this season, while goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski will be desperate to impress against the club he left in the summer.

In attack, the likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson and Wilfried Bony will relish the opportunity to test an Arsenal defence which has been subjected to its fair share of criticism in recent days, following the North London club’s unbelievable collapse against Anderlecht in the Champions League.

The draw still leaves them on the brink of qualification, but it has raised more questions about a side that has not hit the heights so far this season. If they win here, it would be their third in a row in the Premier League, while Alexis Sanchez has become something of a talisman over the last few games.

Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey begins a two-match ban after his sending off at Everton, but defenders Jordi Amat and Dwight Tiendalli are back in contention.

Mikel Arteta is back on the Arsenal injury list after picking up a hamstring problem, but Jack Wilshere returns after illness.

See what the expert tipsters at OLBG are tipping on Swansea v Arsenal

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