On Tuesday night, Arsenal visit relegation-threatened Swansea City, in a game that could prove crucial at both ends of the table.
Swansea are currently bottom of the Premier League after nightmare campaign. The Welsh side have won just five of their 24 top-flight games this season. However, the Swans form has taken a turn for the better in recent weeks, as the Swans are now just three points from safety.
Carlos Carvalhal’s team are now unbeaten in five games in all competitions. Last time out, the Welsh side drew 1-1 at Notts County in the FA Cup fourth round. However, it was the Swans 1-0 win against Liverpool in their last league game that was most eye-catching.
The home side’s recent record at the Liberty Stadium in the Premier League is not great, as they have won just three of their last 12 league games.
Arsenal head into this game on the back of an EFL Cup victory over Chelsea and a top-flight win over Crystal Palace in their last league outing.
The Gunners recent Premier League form has been inconsistent. The Gunners are sixth in the table, five points behind fourth-place Liverpool. However, the north London outfit have won just three of their last ten games in the English top-flight. Arsene Wenger’s side have offered good entertainment value of late in the league, as five of their last six league games have produced over 2.5 goals.
Arsenal have been inconsistent on their travels of late in the Premier League, drawing three of their last five games. However, Wenger’s side have won just three of their last 12 games on the road in the top-flight. Both teams have scored in seven of the Gunners last nine away games in the league.
The visitors have managed just two clean sheets in their last nine outings on their travels. However, Swansea are the lowest scoring team in the top-flight this season, having scored just 15 times.
Swansea have a clean bill of health heading into this clash. Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches is a slight doubt, but is expected to recover in time to feature.
Arsenal’s injuries have cleared up in recent weeks. Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla and forward Danny Welbeck are expected to miss out through injury, while Olivier Giroud is a doubt. New signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan could make his Arsenal debut.
Arsenal are favourites to win this clash at odds of 1/ 2, the draw is odds of 7/2 and the home side are underdogs at odds of 13/2 to record a win.
Consecutive victories have raised spirits at Arsenal and the Gunners will be confident of recording a third straight win in all competitions.
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