MATCH PREVIEW: Arsenal v Swans

11th May 2015

The Swans go in search of a third straight league win when they face Arsenal on Monday night (8pm).
Garry Monk's side make the trip to the Emirates Stadium on the back of victories over Newcastle and Stoke.
The latter took the Swans on to 53 points in the Barclays Premier League table, while they are also searching for their fifth double of the campaign.
Monk's men came from behind to beat the Gunners 2-1 in the reverse fixture back in November, but Arsene Wenger's side are currently in a rich vein of form having not tasted defeat since losing to rivals Tottenham in February. 
The Swans have enjoyed a fairly impressive track record at the Emirates in recent years, drawing 2-2 in this fixture last season and claiming a memorable 2-0 victory in North London back in December 2012.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: "It is not unfair for him (Garry Monk) to be manager of the year. The Premier League is a Formula 1 race, where Formula 1 competes with Formula 2, with Formula 3, with Formula 4. It is like that in the modern game.
"The quality of the manager is always to take the best out of the team, of the potential of the team - that is the real job.
"But to finish with over 50 points at Swansea is a remarkable achievement."

Swans boss Garry Monk: "We've done well in the past there. We drew 2-2 last season and we beat them when Michu scored twice (in 2012). 
"They have a really talented squad. The depth of quality they have, especially in attacking areas is fantastic. 
"Hopefully we can enjoy the same feelings there this time, but it's a tough arena to play."

  • 21 of the last 22 goals in this fixture in all competitions have been scored in the second-half of the match
  • The two sides have met seven times in the Premier League with three wins apiece and one draw
  • Swansea have had to come from behind to get seven of the 10 points they have earned against the Gunners
  • Arsenal have lost just one of their last 34 Premier League matches at Emirates Stadium (W24 D9 L1)
  • The Gunners have conceded just two goals in their last seven Premier League games at the Emirates
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