ARSENAL fight for a place in top 4 as they face SWANSEA. Here is our PREVIEW

Arsenal host Swansea City on Saturday at Emirates Stadium, as Arsenal will be looking to make it five wins from five at home in the Premier League this season.

Since the defeat to Watford,  the Gunners have won three in a row, beating Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League, Everton in Premier League and Norwich City in the Carabao Cup.

Swansea are struggling with only two wins from nine games so far this season and are only out of the relegation zone on goal difference.

Paul Clement’s side have only lost once in four away matches and drew at Tottenham last month. However, they have only scored six goals in nine games this season and were beaten by Manchester United in the Carabao Cup in midweek.



Arsenal could welcome back Shkodran Mustafi as he has returned to full training after a hamstring injury. Santi Cazorla (ankle), Danny Welbeck and David Ospina (both groin) are still sidelined.



Mustafi could feature in the match.



Swansea have been struck by injury problems ahead of the match. Martin Olsson suffered a hamstring strain in the midweek Carabao Cup defeat to Manchester United and misses out alongside Renato Sanches (thigh), Wilfried Bony (hamstring) and Kyle Bartley (knee).

Sam Clucas could be in line to replace Olsson and feature at left wing-back if head coach Paul Clement opts for a three-man central defence.



Paul Clement will be looking for a win.



Arsenal have won back to back league games against Swansea, they’ve only won three in a row versus the Swans once before, between November 1982 and September 2011.

Swansea have only failed to score in one of their previous eight league visits to Arsenal, drawing a blank in their first visit to the Emirates in September 2011.

Swansea City have won three times away at the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League – only Chelsea have defeated Arsenal in the competition more often there (4).

This will be Arsene Wenger’s 800th Premier League game in charge of Arsenal – only Sir Alex Ferguson (810) has managed more games in the competition. He’s currently overseen 478 more English top-flight games (799) than Swansea themselves have played (321). When Wenger took charge of his first Premier League game as Arsenal manager (October 12th 1996), Arsenal were 3rd in the top-flight while Swansea City were 18th in the fourth tier and 86th in the English Football League system.



Since his arrival, OZIL is the best playmaker in Premier League.


Mesut Özil created eight goalscoring chances against Everton last weekend – the most in a single Premier League game by a player this season. Since his Premier League debut in September 2013, he has the most assists (43) and has created the most chances (417) in the competition.



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