Preview: Swans U23s v Arsenal U23s

26th October 2018
Under-23s

Swansea City Under-23s face a tough challenge when reigning Premier League 2 champions Arsenal visit Landore this evening (7pm).

Here's everything you need to know ahead of tonight's game.

 

FORM

The Swans are aiming to record their first win in Premier League 2 this season, having collected three points form their opening eight games.

They went agonisingly close to snatching a dramatic point against West Ham United last weekend after recovering from 4-0 down to only trail 4-3, before eventually succumbing 5-3 at the Chigwell Construction Stadium.

Meanwhile, second-placed Arsenal are currently on a six-match unbeaten run in the top flight of development football.

The Gunners are only behind leaders Everton on goal difference following their 0-0 draw with the Toffees on Monday.


PRE-MATCH VIEW

Cameron Toshack: “It’s a game we’ve been looking forward to. Our boys always look forward to testing themselves against the elite Premier League teams and this will be no different.”

 

REMEMBER THE LAST TIME?

The Swans enjoyed a morale-boosting 3-1 victory over the Gunners when they last met at Landore in November 2017.

It proved to be a defining moment in the season for the development side, who subsequently embarked on an impressive run of form. George Byers bagged a brace against Arsenal and Kenji Gorre put the icing on the cake.

 

WHERE CAN YOU WATCH THE GAME?

You can watch the young Swans in action live on swanseacity.com from 7pm.