Jack Wilshere
Jack Wilshere may start against Swansea Reuters

Arsenal host Swansea at the Emirates on Monday as the Gunners look to go back level on points with Manchester City, with four games left in the season.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 8pm BST. Live coverage of the game will be on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD.


Arsenal have been in brilliant form off late, unbeaten in their last nine games in the league, while winning eight and drawing one against Chelsea. Their form has seen them secure a top-four spot and become favourites in clinching the second spot on the table. Three wins and a draw in their next few games will guarantee them second place, which will be their first since the 2004/05 season.

The Gunners are also active in the FA Cup, where they have reached the finals for the second consecutive year. They beat Hull City last year to end their nine season trophy drought and make it three trophies in just over a year.

Arsene Wenger had insinuated that he may make a couple of changes for the game this Monday, with Aaron Ramsey still not at his very best after getting on the end of a crunching tackle from Tom Huddlestone. Jack Wilshere, who came in for Ramsey against Hull is likely to start his first game since November.

Meanwhile, Swansea have accumulated their best ever points tally since being promoted to the Premier League following their impressive win over Stoke City. Gary Monk has been a revelation for the Swans and is in the reckoning with the manager of the year award alongside Nigel Pearson, who has turned the tables around at Leicester City.

What managers say

Arsene Wenger: "It wouldn't be unfair for him[gary Monk] to win manager of the year. It is always tough to judge a manager because the Premier League is like a F1 race where Formula 2 and 3 also race. But the quality of a manager is when they can bring the best out of a team, to fulfil the potential of the team. People don't usually care about that but that is the real job. You cannot say Swansea had the potential to win the championship but to finish on more than 50 points at Swansea is a remarkable achievement."

Gary Monk: "Things in football can change very quickly, and Arsenal have not had a group like this for a long, long time, maybe since that 'Invincibles' side. They have always had a great squad, but they look like they can really do something now. I am sure Arsene will add quality to what he has already during the summer. I am sure their aim is to compete better than ever and they have the players to do it." They will be a big threat next season. You can see what Arsene wants. They are gearing up to being a real force if you look at their performances since the turn of the year."

Team news


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