Arsenal v Swansea: Predicted lineups

Arsenal v Swansea: Predicted lineups
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Arsenal v Swansea: Projected lineups as Gunners need win to save face
Arsenal v Swansea: Projected lineups as Gunners need win to save face

After the demolition of Arsenal that was capitulated at the hands of Chelsea this weekend I would hate to be the club that next has to face the Gunners as the Emirates.

Unfortunately for Swansea that match falls to them and after having failed to get many points from any of their recent fixtures with only two from their last fifteen available, Gary Monk's side need to come up big.

However, Arsene Wenger and his players know that they have to show some pride and need to put in a great shift after their weekend embarrassment and they need to make sure they get their act back together and maintain their place in the top four for the sake of next season.

Kieran Gibbs has had his red card overturned as was expected and the leftback is expected to be back in the first team at kickoff, but the injury issue for Arsenal continue as Tomas Rosicky, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain join the doubtful and Kim Kallstrom and Nicklas Bendtner also are not likely to feature let alone Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott or Laurent Koscielny.

Koscielny's injury should afford Thomas Vermaelen some rare first team action after the player claimed in the media yesterday that his time with the Gunners could be up this season.

Swansea have their full repertoire to call upon save for doubtful fringe players Kyle Bartley and Alex Pozuelo and Gary Monk will likely name a very similar side to the one that nearly stole a late point against Everton over the weekend.

Arsenal XI: Szczesny: Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs; Arteta, Flamini; Gnabry, Cazorla, Podolski; Giroud.

Swansea XI: Vorm: Rangel, Chico, Williams, Davies; Britton, Shelvey; Routledge, Michu, Dyer; Bony.

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