MATCH PREVIEW: Swans v Arsenal

9th November 2014

The Swans will be looking to continue their solid start to the season when they host Arsenal on Sunday (4pm).
Garry Monk's side sat sixth in the Premier League table prior to this weekend's fixtures - just two places below Sunday's opponents.
After a run of five games without a win, the Swans secured a 2-0 victory over Leicester at the Liberty a fortnight ago before earning a hard-fought point against Everton.
Arsenal, meanwhile, were nine points off the pace at the top of the Premier League prior to the weekend.
The Gunners are unbeaten in their last five matches in all competitions but threw away a three-goal lead against Anderlecht in the Champions League in midweek.

The Swans are without Jonjo Shelvey as the midfielder serves a one-match ban following his sending off against Everton.
Arsenal, meanwhile, welcome back both Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott while Mike Arteta misses out with a hamstring problem.

Swans boss Garry Monk: "It will be a very difficult game for us. They (Arsenal) are a top side and have a fantastic and talented squad. 
"But we have great confidence and we'll have the fans behind us. It's another sell-out crowd here on Sunday and hopefully we can get them right behind us and put on a performance."

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: "Inside the camp we are very positive. When we do not win, we are not happy. The rest, we can live with. We are not touched by negativity.
"You always get taught lessons from people after the game but before the game, our only target is to win."

  • Arsenal are unbeaten in the last five meetings between the two sides in all competitions since a 2-0 home defeat in December 2012
  • The Swans and Southampton are the only sides to have kept clean sheets in as many as half of their 10 Premier League games so far
  • Wilfried Bony has scored four goals in his last four Premier League matches
  • Alexis Sanchez has scored 11 goals in his last 13 appearances for Arsenal, including five in the three most recent league matches
  • The Gunners have scored five 90th-minute goals this season, more than any other team in the Premier League
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