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Olivier Giroud
Olivier Giroud

Arsenal play host to Swansea City at the Emirates Stadium in the midweek Premier League fixture on Tuesday.

Where to Watch

Kick-off is set for 7:45pm GMT. No live coverage of the game is available in the UK.


Arsene Wenger's 1000<sup>th game in charge of Arsenal ended in severe disappointment as they suffered a humiliating 6-0 defeat in the Premier League against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. The Gunners trailed 2-0 goals from Samuel Eto'o and Andre Schurrle scoring in the opening seven minutes of the game.

In the 15<sup>th minute, the north Londoners saw Kieran Gibbs sent off wrongly by the referee after Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain deflected Eden Hazard's attempt with his hand for a corner. The Belgian converted the resulting penalty. Oscar netted a brace on either side of the half-time whistle as Mohamed Salah completed the rout after coming off the bench.

The result meant Arsenal fell to fourth spot in the league table with 62 points from 30 matches, seven behind leaders Chelsea who have played one game more.

Meanwhile, Swansea are without a win in their last eight matches in all competitions and came into this game after suffering a 3-2 defeat against Everton at Goodison Park. Gary Monk's side initially trailed from a Leighton Baines' penalty but Wilfried Bony restored parity in the 33<sup>rd minute.

Ashley Williams and Romelu Lukaku
Swansea City's Ashley Williams and Everton's Romelu Lukaku vie for the ball during their Premier League game. Reuters

However, Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley carved a two-goal advantage for the Toffees in the second-half as Ashley Williams scored a late goal in injury time to make it 3-2.

Swansea sit 15<sup>th in the table with 29 points from 30 matches, just four points separating them from 18<sup>th placed Sunderland.

Arsenal's chances of winning the league title have not faded away despite the seven point gap and this is an opportunity for them to bounce back with a convincing victory against the Welsh club.

The Swans' woes in the league are quickly escalating and such performances in the remaining eight matches could ultimately lead them down to the relegation zone.

What Managers Say

Arsene Wenger: "You have to put that into perspective, we just came out of two convincing results at Bayern Munich and at Tottenham [Hotspur] with a very solid defensive performance so you have to think that [Chelsea] was an accident. How do you deal with the accident? You repair them, you repair the damage and you go for the next one. The response has always been very strong and I'm convinced it will be again on Tuesday."

Gary Monk: "We expect a reaction from them (Arsenal). That's the message to the players. But we'll try and put on the right performance to get a result. I was very surprised by what happened against Chelsea, but obviously circumstances played a part in that. We have to be aware of that and try to counter it. We know it is going to be a very tough game and we're in for a hard night."

Team Form

Arsene Wenger
Arsene Wenger Reuters


  • Arsenal Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L W D W L
  • Last Result: Chelsea 6-0 Arsenal

Swansea City

  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): L L D L L
  • Last Result: Everton 3-2 Swansea City

Team News


  • Injured: Laurent Koscielny (calf), Aaron Ramsey (thigh), Mesut Ozil (hamstring), Abou Diaby (knee), Jack Wilshere (foot), Theo Walcott (knee)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Szczesny; Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs; Arteta, Flamini; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Rosicky, Cazorla; Giroud

Swansea City

  • Injured: Kyle Bartley (hamstring)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Vorm; Rangel, Chico, Williams, Davies; Britton, Canas; Routledge, De Guzman, Lamah; Bony