Arsenal will be looking to pick up from where they left off before the international break where they won five games in a row.
Swansea, on the other hand, will be looking for a change of fortunes under new manager Bob Bradley. The Swans have lost five of their last six league matches and haven’t won since the opening weekend.
While Arsenal are clear favourites on paper, Swansea have proved a banana skin for Arsene Wenger’s side in the past and that will give encouragement to Bradley ahead of Saturday’s contest. In fact, Swansea are unbeaten in their last three trips to the Emirates Stadium and have won the last two of those.
Arsenal : Mesut Ozil was replaced at half-time of Germany’s win over Northern Ireland on Tuesday evening but insists he is not injured. Hector Bellerin also showed no sign of injury after featuring for Spain’s U-21 side last week.
Aaron Ramsey has returned to training but lacks match fitness and won’t feature against Swansea. Olivier Giroud missed the international break with a toe injury but Arsene Wenger has confirmed the striker will miss out this weekend.
Per Mertesacker, Danny Welbeck and Carl Jenkinson will all miss out at the weekend, but Francis Coquelin is available.
Alexis Sanchez’s involvement for Chile may give Lucas Perez or Giroud the chance to lead the line if Arsene Wenger feels playing Sanchez is not worth the risk.
Swansea : Nathan Dyer is sidelined for the for two months with an ankle injury. Federico Fernandez has missed Swansea’s last three matches with a groin strain and remains a doubt here.
Fernando Llorente missed their 2-1 defeat against Liverpool before the international break with a rib injury and new Swansea manager Bob Bradley will be hoping to have the striker available this weekend. Jefferson Montero is also an injury doubt with a foot injury.
Arsenal have won all their last 5 Premier League matches
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Arsenal‘s last 4 home games in Premier League.
Swansea have lost 5 of their last 6 Premier League matches.
Arsenal have seen over 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches against Swansea in all competitions.
Arsenal have scored at least 2 goals in their last 4 home matches (Premier League).
Swansea have conceded at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 Premier League matches.