Premier League Preview: Arsenal Vs Swansea City
It will be Premier League match time at the Emirates when Arsenal host Swansea City on Saturday, February 13, in match week 27.
The Gunners are coming off a 4-2 loss away to Birmingham, a game they could have won but for a late debut goal by Fabregas.
The scores were level on 80 minutes after a contentious offside decision by the referee who appeared to give Birmingham an Offside when theyabiliaf after Webb’s foul. dreamgame Gunners’ retailer had appealed for a penalty, and the strike did have its spot-kick salted in. But the goal transpired from afault by Eboue, after he was brought down by Birmingham defenderSimmonds in the area.
The match was a moot game as there was no clearly scoring chance on e space of the two teams. In the end, the game became a physical one-sided encounter, with Saints very dominant on the pitch, as their central defender- William Gallas recovered from injury impressively to dash forward and clear the ball of any of the Arsenal forward. หีเด็กมหาลัย Goal scorer Michael Etherington, with five strikes this season, was very poor. prefeted by a good shot by Jefferson Farfan, and a pass from Rickie Lambert that arced into the net past Hahnemann.
The long ball strategy of the Gunners was obvious even in the early stages and they failed to inspire any confidence. When they won a penalty three minutes before half-time, they could have pocketed all three points but for some poor finishing by Foster between the posts.
Lambert, with two assists this season, replaced the injured Eboue, and the new skipper made a good impression on debut, finding a gap in the Swansea back-line that he capitalised on, taking a great shot wide before turn to scupper the danger.
Head to head, Arsenal have established a 6-4 lead over the Slaters in the last 19 league games played between the sides, with the remaining 19 matches between them having ended in stalemates.
In their last 10 league games, Arsenal have registered 4 wins, 5 draws and a loss, while Swansea have won 3 of their last 10, while losing 3 and drawing the remaining 2. คาสิโนออนไลน์ Of their 14 home games this season, Arsenal have won 7, drawn 7 and lost 2, while Swansea have won 2 of their 15 games on the road, while losing 9 and drawing the remaining 2.
In match week 26, Arsenal won 3-2 away against Everton; Swansea drew 2-2 against Manchester United.
Arsenal are on top of their game, having won 5 of their 13 games while drawing 2 and losing just the one. In their last game after the Marathon Man United game, they beat Tottenham 1-0 at home.
In the Swansea game, Arsenal will miss the services of both Emmanuel Adebayor and Kolo Toure while Steve Collis returns to action after an ankle injury.
In their last game, the Gunners took a 1-0 lead on 13 minutes against Man United although they had just 6 minutes to extend the lead when Van Persie scored at the start. หนังxญี่ปุ่น Their captain Theo Walcott added a second goal for Arsenal, his fifth of the season, with five minutes remaining. With the game 1-1, and the score at 1-1, Van Persie’s injury time goal looked enough to seal victory for the visitors, even if they were given little chance by the score line.
Theo Walcott had a handball in a match earlier in the season in his only game for Arsenal that didn’t go to final punch. However, he insists he is ready for the Arsenal v Swansea game.
Swansea have had a solitary win, drawing 1-1 with Newcastle; Arsenal have had 3 wins, and 1 loss, in their last 5 games.
On current form, Arsenal should bank full points from this match.
Arsenal’s starting eleven against Manchester United comprised: Fabianski, Sagna, Djourou, Squillaci, Clichy, Nasri, Fabregas, Rosicky, นักเรียนญี่ปุ่น Wilshere, Fabregas, Nasri, Chamakh
Swansea had the following men in their starting eleven againstEverton: Vorm, Monk, Williams, Taylor, Tchoyi, Coleman, Gower, Britton,etranger, Sneyd, Euell, Gyan and Fortune.