Aaron Ramsey
Aaron Ramsey has to give up on his goal-scoring fetish and help the team Getty Images/Paul Gilham

Swansea City host Arsenal at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday with the Gunners determined to prove their critics wrong and make it three league wins in a row.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 4pm GMT. Live coverage of the game will be available on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD.


Swansea City have seen a dip in form in recent weeks, having won only one game in their last seven, but still find themselves in the top half owing to worse results around them.

A win here will keep them above the likes of Manchester United and bolster their hopes of ending the season in the top 10. Their last game ended in a 0-0 draw against Everton.

Gary Monk will be instructing his players to run over Arsenal, who are lacking in confidence at the back after a humiliating 3-3 draw against Anderlecht at the Emirates. The Gunners have played two games in the space of three days over the past week and will be fatigued, something which Monk's men can capitalise on.

Wilfried Bony
Bony's form will be critical against Arsenal Getty

Arsenal need to exorcise the ghosts of their past and have to make sure they can keep the pressure on Chelsea and close the gap on the second spot after Manchester City's draw against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.

A win for the Gunners will keep the nine-point gap with Chelsea intact but close the gap to a solitary point with City, who are struggling to keep up with the league.

Arsene Wenger will be hoping that his side do not capitulate for lack of confidence after failing to defend a three-goal lead and may bring back Theo Walcott into the starting XI to atone for their lack of incision up top.

Aaron Ramsey also needs to be told about his responsibilities after the Welshman was found playing for himself and at his team's expense as he tries to recover his lost form.

Betting Odds(By 888Sport.com)

  • Arsenal Win: 19/17
  • Draw: 27/11
  • Swansea Win: 45/17

What Managers Say

Gary Monk: "I've heard what Merson said but it's easy to sit in the studio. One half of a game doesn't deserve massive criticism. They've performed really well this season, they've added to what they had before and they look a threat. They'll be up there at the end of the season and they've added enough to really compete in this league. I'd prefer to watch a number of games – all their games this season – and in a lot of them they've been very, very good so I'm more mindful of paying respect to their strengths and expect a tough game against world class opposition; one half of football doesn't dictate what I think of them."

Arsene Wenger: "It does not matter to me what people say. What surprises me is that people criticise without any proven fact, just because they like to criticise. I'm animated because of the fact we didn't win the game against Anderlecht. What I care about is whether my players are punished or criticised in a justified way. When you see the first goal we conceded against Anderlecht, it was clearly offside. Nobody speaks about that, not one person. Why? Because people just want to slaughter us."

Team Guide


  • Last Five(all competitions): D L W L D
  • Last Result: Everton 0-0 Swansea


  • Last Five(all competitions): D W W W D
  • Last Result: Arsenal 3-3 Anderlecht

Team News


  • Injured: Amat, Britton (both knee), Donnelly (ankle), Richards (knee), Shelvey (suspended), Tiendalli (groin).
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Fabianski; Rangel, Fernández, Williams, Taylor; Ki, Carroll; Dyer, Sigurdsson, Routledge; Bony.


  • Injured: Debuchy (ankle), Diaby (calf), Giroud (foot), Gnabry (knee), Koscielny (Achilles), Ospina (thigh), Özil (knee), Sanogo (hamstring).
  • Doubtful:

Possible XI: Szczesny; Bellerin, Chambers, Mertesacker, Monreal; Wilshere, Ramsey; Walcott, Sánchez, Cazorla; Welbeck.