North London outfit Arsenal will welcome Francesco Guidolin’s side to the Emirates on Wednesday night, as they look to cut-down the lead between them and Leicester City at the top of the Premier League table.
The Gunners have not been in good form recently and will want to get back to winning ways, if they still wish to remain in the title race. Arsene Wenger has been positive despite the recent defeats and has stated that his team will look to take some encouragement and improve in the upcoming days.
The Londoners will have five key players missing from their squad, including the likes of Jack Wilshere, Mikel Arteta, Tomas Rosicky, Santi Cazorla and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain. Cazorla and Wilshere could possibly return back to the team in March and could add provide Wenger.
Predicted Arsenal lineup vs Swansea
Petr Cech has been a solid wall in front of the Arsenal defence since completing his move from Chelsea last summer. He will surely be Wenger’s first choice ahead of David Ospina, who will start on the bench once again.
Hector Bellerin will start on the right as usual, with Gabriel Paulista and Laurent Koscielny at the center. Nacho Monreal will once again start on the left wing. The defence was poor as a unit in the game against the Red Devils and if Arsenal wish to win the title this season, they will need to improve soon.
The pairing of Aaron Ramsey and Francis Coquelin will start in front of the defensive line, in the holding midfield role. In front of them, will feature the trio of Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck. Ozil and Welbeck scored in the last game and will be expected to produce more of the same once again, though the England international will feature on the wings this time around instead of the lone striker role up front.
Olivier Giroud should be back in the side, after being dropped in the previous match and Theo Walcott should be benched this time around. The Englishman failed to impress and will be on the bench for Wenger to use as a sub.