We’re in fantastic form at the moment, having beaten the likes of Manchester United and Bayern Munich in recent weeks. We’ve got a tough run of fixtures coming up though, and things have been made more difficult by our seasonal glut of injuries – which after so many years is bordering on mundane.
A tricky eight days starts with a trip to the Liberty Stadium, where we’ll be looking to continue our good form in the league with a win over Garry Monk’s Swansea.
After resting a number of players for our Capital One Clash with Sheffield Wednesday, Arsene Wenger should more or less be able to put our best XI out. Injuries obviously restrict his choices, but the only real area of concern is on the right wing.
With Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain joining the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Danny Welbeck, Jack Wilshere, and Tomas Rosicky on the injury list (via Arsenal.com), we are without six of our players who could potentially play on the right wing. This means it’s probable that Wenger is going to have to call on a less senior player, with Joel Campbell and Alex Iwobi the most likely options.
We’re also missing David Ospina and Mikel Arteta (via Arsenal.com), but neither player was likely to start the game anyway.
Swansea have a few injuries of their own, but they aren’t really missing any key players. They have been in shocking form recently after a good start to the season, but picked up their first win in six games against Aston Villa last weekend.
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The Swans have been a bit of a bogey team for us recently, and we lost both home and away to Garry Monk’s side last season. Hopefully we can dispel those demons this time around, and keep up the pressure on Manchester City at the top of the table.