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

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Arsenal got their Premier League campaign back on track after the 5-2 demolition of Everton on Sunday where the attacking trio of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette started together for the first time.

All three players scored, while Sanchez and Ozil bagged an assist each, and for once the Gunners looked like a side capable of tearing any team apart on their day.

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Arsene Wenger's side face an out-of-form Swansea team who have lost three of their last four Premier League matches but have an impressive recent record at Emirates Stadium.


Danny Welbeck, Shkodran Mustafi, Calum Chambers and David Ospina are out until after the upcoming international break but Santi Cazorla is unlikely to be involved in first-team matters until the turn of next year.

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Arsenal have no players suspended for this game.


Wenger is likely to stick with the same line-up which saw off Everton at Goodison Park, where Alexis, Ozil and Lacazette started their first competitive game in attack together.

The defence is likely to remain the same with Nacho Monreal, Laurent Koscielny and captain Per Mertesacker occupying the centre back slots, while Shkodran Mustafi remains absent through injury.

Hector Bellerin and Sead Kolasinac will start in the wing-back roles and Granit Xhaka looks set to partner Aaron Ramsey in midfield.

Despite an impressive match-winning cameo against Norwich in the Carabao Cup, 18-year-old Eddie Nketiah is unlikely to be included in the 18-man squad for Saturday’s game.



Swansea could be without a left-back for their visit to Emirates Stadium after Martin Olsson sustained a suspected hamstring injury during their 2-0 defeat to Manchester United in the Carabao Cup.

Olsson's injury means either Kyle Naughton or Sam Clucas will fill in for the Sweden international, who is the only player to start every game this season.

The Swans have managed three wins and a draw in their last six visits to the Emirates but will be fully aware of the threat attacking triumvirate Alexis, Ozil and Lacazette pose after the trio put five past Everton on Sunday.

Clement's side have lost three of their last four Premier League matches and sit just outside of the relegation zone on goal difference.

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  • Arsenal have won back to back league games against Swansea, they’ve only won three in a row versus the Swans once before, between November 1982 and September 2011.

  • Swansea have only failed to score in one of their previous eight league visits to Arsenal, drawing a blank in their first visit to the Emirates in September 2011.

  • Swansea City have won three times away at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League – only Chelsea have defeated Arsenal in the competition more often there (4).

  • Only Manchester United (four times) have come from a losing position to beat Arsenal in the Premier League more often than Swansea City (three times).

  • Alexandre Lacazette (five goals) is one of only five players to have scored 5+ goals in their opening nine Premier League appearances for Arsenal, after Alexis Sanchez (7), Andrey Arshavin (6), Ian Wright (6) and Davor Suker (5). The record by an Arsenal player in their first 10 PL apps for the club is held by teammate Sanchez (8).

  • Olivier Giroud has been directly involved in five goals in seven Premier League starts against Swansea (three goals, two assists), although only one of those goal involvements has arrived on home soil (scored in March 2014).

  • Mesut Özil created eight goalscoring chances against Everton last weekend – the most in a single Premier League game by a player this season. Since his Premier League debut in September 2013, he has the most assists (43) and has created the most chances (417) in the competition.


The match is not being televised in the UK and kicks off at 15:00 BST. 

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