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  • 6 January 2013
  • • 13:30
  • • Liberty Stadium, Swansea
  • Referee: H. Webb
  • • Attendance: 18848
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Swansea - Arsenal Preview: Wenger looking for FA Cup revenge after league mauling from Swans

Swansea - Arsenal Preview: Wenger looking for FA Cup revenge after league mauling from Swans

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Michael Laudrup's team embarrassed the Gunners with a 2-0 Premier League victory at the Emirates in December, but the home side will have to be wary of an in-form Theo Walcott

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

SWANSEA

Vorm
Rangel, Williams, Chico, Davies
Britton, De Guzman
Hernandez, Michu, Routledge
Graham

ARSENAL


Szczesny
Jenkinson, Koscielny, Vermaelen, Gibbs
Arteta, Wilshere
Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Podolski
Walcott


Swansea will have a fully fit squad to call on for the FA Cup clash against Arsenal except for Neil Taylor (fractured ankle), who will be out until at least May for the hosts.

Danny Graham is in line to continue up front after two goals in his last two Premier League games, despite hinting at the need for showdown talks with boss Michael Laudrup over his future at the club.

Lukasz Fabianski (ankle) should miss the game at the Liberty Stadium, but will be fit enough for the Premier League game against Manchester City next Sunday.

Both Abou Diaby (thigh) and Andre Santos (abdominal) have no set return date from injury for the Gunners.

Vito Mannone and Emmanuel Frimpong are both ill, and could miss the game for the visitors.

Marouane Chamakh may also be out of contention as he nears a January transfer to West Ham, while Carl Jenkinson could replace Bacary Sagna after the French full-back's poor performance against Southampton.


  DID YOU KNOW?
  • This is the fourth FA Cup tie between the sides, but will be the first one since 1968. Swansea beat the Gunners in 1926 but lost the next two games.
  • The Swans have beaten Arsenal in the last two Premier League meetings - 2-0 at the Emirates in December, and 3-2 at the Liberty Stadium last January.
  • The last time Arsenal failed to qualify for the fourth round of the FA Cup was in 1996.
  • Swansea have won just four of their last 19 FA Cup games against teams in the same division, including three defeats in the past three years.
  • Michu (pictured, right) netted twice against the Gunners in the Premier League in December - the summer signing has 14 goals in 21 appearances this season.
  • Theo Walcott's hat-trick against Newcastle means he has 14 goals in 20 appearances this season, along with 10 assists.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Swansea City

Arsenal

Wins
1
1
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Swansea City AFC SWA
Swansea City AFC Swansea City
Draw
Arsenal FC ARS
Arsenal FC Arsenal
16%
78%

Top 3 Predictions

Swansea City AFC SWA
1 - 3
Arsenal FC ARS
Swansea City AFC SWA
1 - 2
Arsenal FC ARS
Swansea City AFC SWA
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