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March 16, 2013 11:00 AM EDT
Liberty Stadium — Swansea
Referee:‬ J. Moss‎
Attendance:‬ 20583‎
 
 
Monreal 74′
 
Gervinho 90+1′

Premier League Preview: Swansea City - Arsenal

After a spirited performance against Bayern Munich, Arsene Wenger will be keen to keep pace with fourth-placed Chelsea in the race for Champions League qualification.

By Rhys Turrell


Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup will be without defender Chico Flores (ankle) and Kemy Agustien (thigh) for the clash with Arsenal at the Liberty Stadium.

Midfielder Leon Britton is expected to be fit after missing Saturday's defeat to West Brom with a hip injury, while striker Luke Moore should also make the squad after a calf problem.

Defender Neil Taylor (ankle) made a first appearance since September when appearing in a Under-21s clash in midweek but this game may come to early for the Welshman.

Arsene Wenger will be without Jack Wilshere (ankle) and Bacary Sagna (knee) until at least the end of March. Lukas Podolski (ankle) missed the midweek win in Munich and may once again be unavailable.

Nacho Monreal returns to the first-team squad after being ineligible for the club's Champions League campaign and could replace Kieran Gibbs at left back. Lukas Fabianski should retain the No.1 shirt, with Wenger claiming that regular first-choice Wojciech Szczesny is suffering from "mental fatigue".

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Swansea City and Arsenal have met each other three times already this season (once in the league, twice in the FA Cup), with one win apiece and one draw.
  • The Swans have beaten Arsenal in their last two Premier League meetings, their last double over Arsenal coming in the 1981-82 season.
  • Swansea has won its last three home games on the bounce.
  • Laudrup's men have scored four goals against Arsenal this season, with Michu bagging three of them.
  • Arsenal has lost two of its last three away matches in the Premier League.
  • If only second-half results counted, the Gunners would be top of the Premier League table with 54 points.
  • Olivier Giroud's (pictured right) third-minute goal against Bayern Munich ended a personal scoring drought of 497 minutes.
  • Six of the seven goals scored in games between these two sides this season have come in the final 10 minutes. 


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Available Squads
1Michel VormGoalkeeper
6Ashley WilliamsDefender
22Ángel RangelDefender
33Ben DaviesDefender
7Leon BrittonMidfielder
9MichuMidfielder
11Pablo HernándezMidfielder
12Nathan DyerMidfielder
20Jonathan De GuzmánMidfielder
4Sung-Yong KiMidfielder
25Gerhard TremmelGoalkeeper
27Kyle BartleyDefender
21Dwight TiendalliDefender
15Wayne RoutledgeMidfielder
14Roland LamahMidfielder
9Itay ShechterStriker
8Luke MooreStriker
21Lukasz FabianskiGoalkeeper
4Per MertesackerDefender
6Laurent KoscielnyDefender
17MonrealDefender
25Carl Jenkinson Defender
24A. DiabyMidfielder
8Mikel ArtetaMidfielder
19Santi CazorlaMidfielder
12Olivier GiroudStriker
14Theo WalcottStriker
15Alex Oxlade-ChamberlainStriker
1Wojciech SzczesnyGoalkeeper
5Thomas VermaelenDefender
28Kieran GibbsDefender
7Tomas RosickyMidfielder
16Aaron RamseyMidfielder
20Francis CoquelinMidfielder
27GervinhoStriker
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