Arsenal took on Swansea City on Saturday in crucial premier league game and Wenger had Ozil back in the starting lineup but Swansea City caused all sorts of problems for Arsenal in the first half. It took 38th minute for Arsenal to finally break the deadlock when Olivier Giroud scored in 5th consecutive game to make it 1-0 for Arsenal. However he was forced out due to injury and Arsenal still had all to do in next 45 minutes.
Swansea City 0-4 Arsenal Highlights
[ English Premier League 2017 Match
37′ 0 – 1 Olivier Giroud scored in 37th minute to put Arsenal 1-0 after Swansea City had dominated the opening half hour.
54′ 0 – 2 Jack Cork (Own Goal)
67′ 0 – 3 Kyle Naughton (Own Goal)
73′ 0 – 4 Alexis Sanchez made it 4-0 towards the end of the game and completed impressive 4-0 away win for Arsenal.
Arsenal currently sit third in the table with 16 points winning 5 of their last 6 games after that surprising 4-3 defeat against Liverpool on the opening day. Swansea City on the other hand are struggling at the wrong end of the table with just one win of their first 7 league games. They have appointed Bob Bradley (American) as the new manager of the team hoping he can guide them to survival in premier league.
Arsenal however don’t really like playing against Swansea as results in the recent meetings between the two teams suggest. Arsenal has lost 5 of the last 10 games between the two sides and most recent defeat came back in March 2016 when Swansea secured a 2-1 win pretty much ended Arsenal’s title hopes. Arsene Wenger who is widely reported to be in his last year at Arsenal will be hoping to avoid any mishaps and win all three points come Saturday to remain in the title race.
Team News & Lineups: Gunners are likely to keep Alexis Sanchez upfront with Walcott, Ozil and Iwobi playing in attacking roles ahead of Cazorla and Xhaka. Laurent Koscielny and Mustafi should keep their places in central defence while Bellerin and Monreal to start in fullback roles. This is how I expect both teams to lineup on Saturday afternoon.
Predictions: Swansea are unbeaten at Emirates in their last three visits and with new manager in charge players will be up for the challenge again. This is the kind of fixture where Arsenal usually drop points and I expect Swansea to come away with something in this game.