Swansea City vs Arsenal Live Stream and Highlights
Swansea City vs Arsenal Preview:
Date: March 16, 2013; Time: 3:00 PM GMT;
Venue: Liberty Stadium — Swansea.
Hosts will be looking for third win in a row against Gunners. Arsenal will be full of confidence after a great play against Bayern Munich in midweek. Arsene Wenger’s team will be in search of the Champions League qualification fourth-place.
Swansea stands 9th in the EPL with 40 points from 29 games, having won 10, drawn 9 and lost 9 so far this season. The Swans are having an outstanding season under new coach Michael Laudrup. They have already made a historical win in the League Cup this year. Their present form has seen 3 wins and 2 draws from last five games. Last five home matches Swans have finished with 2 draws and 3 wins. Swansea and Arsenal have faced each other 3 times this season. Swans have 1 win, 1 loss and 1 draw.
Arsenal goes 5th in the league table with 47 points from 28 games, winning 13, drawing 8 and losing 7 so far this season. The Gunners are the race for a Champions League place and are 5 points behind 4th-placed Chelsea, 7 points behind 3rd-placed Tottenham and 2 points above 6th-placed Liverpool. Their present form has been very unconfident with 3 defeats and 2 wins. Last five away matches the Gunners have finished with 2 losses and 3 wins. Last league game they have lost to Tottenham with the score 2-1, but Arsenal came back on the winning ways in the Champions League with away win over Bayern Munich. Arsenal ended their European campaign this season after Bayern have progressed to the next stage.
Swansea City head coach Michael Laudrup will play without Chico Flores due to ankle injury and Kemy Agustien who has thigh injury. Midfielder Leon Britton should be fit in time after he missed last loss to West Brom. Forward Luke Moore could also return after a calf problem. Defender Neil Taylor has recovered from an ankle injury, but he is not ready for this game.
Arsene Wenger definitely will play without Jack Wilshere and Bacary Sagna. They are long term injured. Lukas Podolski missed the midweek win over Bayern Munich and could once again be sidelined with an ankle injury. Nacho Monreal returns to the game after being unable to help his new club in the Champions League. He will replace Kieran Gibbs at left-back. Lukas Fabianski could play instead Wojciech Szczesny, as the second one has deserved a rest.
Swansea City line-up: Vorm, Rangel, Williams, Monk, Davies, Britton, Ki, Routledge, De Guzman, Pablo, Michu.
Last three macthes:
West Bromwich Albion 2 – Swansea City 1;
Swansea City 1 – Newcastle United 0;
Bradford City 0 – Swansea City 5.
Arsenal line-up: Fabianski, Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Arteta, Ramsey, Walcott, Rosicky, Cazorla, Giroud.
Last three matches:
FC Bayern München 0 – Arsenal FC 2;
Tottenham 2 – Arsenal FC 1;
Arsenal FC 2 – Aston Villa 1.