Former Derby County manager Paul Clement will take charge of the Swans for the first time at Liberty Stadium and, having moved off the foot of the table with a hard-fought win against Crystal Palace in their opening match of 2017, the hosts will be hoping to claim back-to-back league wins for the first time this season.
The Swans face a battle to preserve their Premier League status in the second half of the season and Betway offer 11/2 (6.50) that Clement's charges claim a vital victory here, while there is 15/4 (4.75) that the hosts pick up a precious point.
Arsenal will make the trip to Liberty Stadium in determined mood, for Arsene Wenger's men have struggled to find their form on their travels of late, with the Gunners winning just one of their last five Premier League matches away from home.
Indeed, the north Londoners were forced to fight back from 3-0 down to take a point against Bournemouth at the beginning of the month, while Wenger's men also came from behind to win 2-1 against Championship side Preston North End in the FA Cup.
The Gunners have slipped out of the top four in the Premier League but the visitors remain as warm favourites to see off the Swans and the offer is just 1/2 (1.50) that Wenger's side are winners this weekend.
Eight of Arsenal's last nine matches away from home have seen more than two goals scored, while there have been at least three goals scored in all but one of the Swans' last 10 matches on home turf and so there is plenty of potential for goals when these two teams lock horns.
Betway offer just 4/7 (1.57) that more than two goals are scored here, while the same firm offer 7/5 (2.40) that there are more than three goals; 8/11 (1.72) is available that there are goals at both ends - a selection that would have paid dividends in each of Arsenal's last nine games on their travels.
The Swans have shipped seven goals in their last two games at Liberty Stadium and their lack of defensive discipline is sure to be a major cause for concern for Clement ahead of Saturday's showdown against the Gunners; Arsenal have not struggled to score, finding the net in each of their last 14 games away from home and the visitors will be confident of extending that impressive record against the struggling Swans.
Wenger's men can be trusted to get back to winning ways but, having failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last nine away matches, the home side, too, could get on the scoresheet.
Punters, therefore, are advised to snap up Betway's generous even money (2.0) quote for more than two goals to be scored and Arsenal to win in south Wales on Saturday.
|Over 2.5 goals and Arsenal to win at even money (2.0) for a 2pt stake with Betway|