After a shocking 2-1 defeat at Watford, Arsenal bounced back by winning three consecutive matches in three different competitions. The Gunners will be hosting Swansea City at Emirates Stadium on Saturday evening at the backdrop of overcoming Everton with a 5-2 win at Goodison Park last weekend. However, Arsene Wenger's side will be cautious of the visitors after experiencing a challenging Carabao Cup against Norwich City in a game that Arsenal won 2-1 after extra-time. The North Londoners know too well that a win in this match can see them climb in front of Chelsea who will be playing later in the day.

Swansea City will be making a long trip from Wales to Britain's capital city to play against Arsenal after recording a poor form in the recent fixtures. Paul Clement's side has only managed to register a single win in the last five matches in all competitions. The Swans lost 2-1 to Leicester City last weekend at Liberty Stadium, a result that leaves Paul Clement team at the periphery of the relegation zone. The Swans are wounded after bowing out of Carabao Cup in the Fourth Round after a 2-0 home loss to the title holders, Manchester United on Tuesday.

Talking points

  • The Gunners have made Emirates Stadium their fortress of late with Arsenal managing to win their last nine home matches in Premier League. Arsenal's perfect home run has seen the team score at least two goals in their previous seven home Premier League matches.
  • Arsenal has been dominant in the previous four Premier League meetings against Swansea City. Each of the four Premier League encounters has seen a winner emerge with Arsenal prevailing three times while the Swans won the remaining match.
  • Seven of the eight Arsenal's meetings with Swansea City have seen at least a total of three goals in each encounter in all competitions.The Gunners' defense has been at home with Arsenal managing to keep seven clean sheets in the last nine home Premier League fixtures.
  • Swansea City's last nine away Premier League games have witnessed low scoring with not a single game realizing beyond two goals.

Team news

Arsene Wenger team has had a busy fixture that seems not to be ending with the Gunners playing at least two matches in the past week.

Arsenal will host the Swans after toiling in the midweek to bundle out the stubborn Norwich City after extra-time in Carabao Cup. The Gunners go into this game missing a host of players including; David Ospina, Danny Welbeck, Shkodran Mustafi and, Santi Cazorla. Former Southampton defender, Calum Chambers is unfit, and he will most likely miss the tie.

Paul Clement equally has injury worries with most of his senior players sidelined with injuries. The trip to Arsenal comes too soon for Wilfried Bony, Renato Sanches, Martin Olsson, and Kyle Bartley. Other than the four players, Swansea City manager has the rest of his players to choose from as his side battle for critical points from North London.

Full-time Prediction: Arsenal 3-2 Swansea City.