Arsenal Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Swansea City

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Everything you need to know ahead of the Premier League clash at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday

Arsenal face Swansea City on Saturday and have been boosted by the return of several key players for the Premier League encounter at Liberty Stadium.

Arsene Wenger's side are expected to welcome back the likes of Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Petr Cech to the first team fold after their respective returns from injury.

The Gunners are eight points behind league leaders Chelsea and will be determined to continue their fine record against the Swans with a convincing victory.


ARSENAL INJURIES


Ozil has been absent from Arsenal's previous three games due to illness, but after a week of training it's likely that he'll come back into the team.

Right-back Hector Bellerin is one player who won't be in contention, while Kieran Gibbs remains unlikely to the squad following an injury which has kept him out since Boxing Day.

Santi Cazorla remains on the sidelines with an ankle issue, as does the injured Theo Walcott.


ARSENAL SUSPENSIONS


Arsenal have no suspended players for this game.


ARSENAL POTENTIAL STARTING LINE-UP


Arsenal will welcome the likes of Petr Cech and Mesut Ozil back into the starting line-up for the visit of Paul Clements' men.

Ozil is likely to reclaim his place in attack ahead of Lucas Perez while Giroud could continue up top, with Iwobi starting on the right-hand side.

Aaron Ramsey started alongside Granit Xhaka in midfield against Preston and that partnership looks set to continue at Swansea.

 


SWANSEA DOSSIER


Swansea ended a run of four straight defeats with a narrow 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace last week.

Paul Clement's side remain in the relegation zone, but only one point separates the Swans from fellow strugglers Palace.

Premier League table

Leroy Fer is their top goalscorer with six goals in the league.


BEST OPTA MATCH FACTS


  • Swansea have lost three of their last four home matches against Arsenal in the Premier League (W1).
     
  • The Gunners have never failed to score in five previous Premier League games at the Liberty Stadium (10 goals, two per game on average).
     
  • After a run of 12 away games without a defeat, Arsenal are winless in their last three on the road in the top-flight (D1 L2).
     
  • Olivier Giroud has scored 12 goals from his last 17 shots on target in all competitions.
     
  • Alexis Sanchez has scored or assisted 30 goals in his last 31 Premier League appearances (20 goals, 10 assists).
     
  • Swansea have lost 12 of the 14 Premier League games this season in which they conceded the first goal (W1 D1).

TV COVERAGE & KICK-OFF TIME


Kick off is at 3:00pm on Saturday 14th January and there is no live TV coverage of the game.

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