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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(69) 47 Goals 35 (47)
(53) 36 Assists 21 (31)
(6.9) 7.1 Average Ratings 7 (6.7)
30.5 Average Age 32
182 Average Height (cm) 180.3
(1.1) 1.3 Shots pg 1.1 (1)
(54%) 57% Aerial Duel Success 44% (42%)
(0.9) 0.8 Dribbles pg 0.4 (0.4)
(1.6) 1.6 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.7)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Lukasz Fabianski Out 6.75
Abou Diaby Out 7.16
André Santos Out 6.73
Tomas Rosicky Out 7.03
Bacary Sagna Doubtful 7.03
Laurent Koscielny Doubtful 6.94
Player Reason Status Rating
Neil Taylor Out 6.64
Michel Vorm Out 6.68
Darnel Situ Out N/A
Danny Graham Out 6.45
Pablo Hernández Out 6.84

Team News

  • Laurent Koscielny picked up a knock early on against Everton and is unlikely to feature this weekend, with Gibbs taking his place.
  • Lukas Podolski was dropped last time out and Wenger could consider handing a rest to Santi Cazorla at some point, though he may do so in the Champions League in midweek.
  • Theo Walcott should keep his place, while Oxlade-Chamberlain and Gervinho will vie for a starting berth with Aaron Ramsey.
  • Bacary Sagna is a doubt after picking up a knock against Everton in midweek.
  • Danny Graham will definitely be sidelined once again, so Michu should keep his place as the lone striker.
  • With no fresh injury concerns Laudrup is more than likely to name the same side that picked up an impressive 3-1 win over high flyers West Brom last time out.
  • If that is the case Ki Sung-Yeung will continue to get the nod over Jonathan De Guzman in midfield.
  • Pablo Hernandez misses out with a thigh injury so Nathan Dyer should start in his stead.


  • Arsenal and Swansea have played out 6 league matches in their history, with none ending in a draw as both sides have 3 wins to their name each.
  • Something should give in this encounter, as Arsenal have won just 3 of their last 9 home league games while Swansea have won just two of their last 10 on the road.
  • Laudrup's side are, however, without defeat in their last 5 league matches and in better form than an Arsenal side that has stagnated of late and may have one eye on their upcoming trip to Greece, so this game should be closer than many may expect.
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