Arsenal vs Swansea: Preview, Team News & Predicted Score

By on September 10, 2011

It’s the fourth week to the new campaign and the Arsenal fans tagged this fixture “THE SEASON BEGINS NOW”, after a miserable month of speculations in the transfer window, with the gunners losing three key players in the summer which led to poor performances and  an 8-2 humiliation at Old Trafford,  find themselves 17th in the league. They can now look forward and forget the early misfortunes in the game against Swansea City at the Emirates.

ARSENAL FC:

Arsenal have been awful to this point in the season. This Saturday, however, they have an opportunity to bounce themselves into the win column. The Gunners return to Emirates Stadium following an 8-2 thrashing at the hands of Manchester United at Old Trafford Stadium. The Premier League schedule hasn’t been very kind to the Gunners, two defeats and a draw in 3 games, injuries and suspensions rocking the team week in week out.

The big blow going into this match is the likes of Thomas Vermaelen and Jack Wilshere joining the treatment table with long term injuries. As well as summer signing Gervinho and Cameroonian midfielder Alex Song, who both still have this match to sit out to complete their three match bans.

The team is winless so far in the 2011-2012 English Premier League season. Not many football betting tips predicted Manchester United to beat the Gunners 8-2, but it happened, and Arsenal need to bounce back and there won’t be a better fixture for them to get them selves back to winning ways than Swansea at home.

Also worth noting, the Gunners added four new players just before the transfer deadline, Mikel Arteta, Park Chu Young, Andre Santos and defender Per Mertesacker. Mertesacker will help the Gunners shore up the back line. Arsenal Captain Robin Van Persie, leads a host of Arsenal players, who were on rampage for their national teams in midweek. Van Persie scored 4 goals for Holland, Park with 4 goals for South Korea, Gervinho with 2 goals, Aaron Ramsey with 1 goal and picking up the Man of the match award against England. With this form, the Swan defence is in for the game of their life.

SWANSEA CITY:

The newcomers are a point better off than Arsenal but still looking for their first goal in the Premier League after playing two goalless draws with Sunderland and Wigan. The coach stated that they will go in to this match pushing for their first victory and to add more woes to Arsenal’s miserable start to the new campaign. A draw in this match will mean a lot to the Swans, the team needs to up their game after failing to see the back of the net in 3 matches.

The biggest threat to Arsenal is Scott Sinclair, the 22-year old forward for Swansea, who was the leading scorer for the squad last year in the English Championship, recording 22 goals in 42 games. He is second on the team in shots this year, eight in three games, but has yet to score a goal. Swansea need him to get on the scoring sheet, if they are to get anything from the Emirates.

VERDICT:

Both team looking for the first win in the League, unfortunately Swansea City will have to wait another day, Arsenal are up for this one. 3 points in the bag, it’s just a matter of how many goals the Gunners will score.

STARS TO WATCH:

ARSENAL: Mikel Arteta, Robin Van Persie

SWANSEA CITY: Scott Sinclair

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