Paul Clement lost his first official game in charge of Swansea in a 2-0 defeat to relegation rivals Hull in the FA Cup third round at the weekend. Now Clement is tasked with hosting Arsenal as he prepares to make his bow in front of the Swansea fans.
Swansea have proved difficult opponents for Arsenal in the past but most of their success has come at Arsenal. On home soil they have lost three of their last four against the Gunners. Naija and Bet
Arsenal are unbeaten in four matches but their haven’t been too many convincing displays in that time and this could be the time for Swansea to catch them off guard, although that still seems unlikely.
Swansea – New Swansea manager Paul Clement will be without Jefferson Montero for his first Premier League match in charge.
Neil Taylor has fractured his cheekbone and will undergo sugery, although a date is yet to be set. He will not be available for some time.
Modou Barrow was forced off with an injury during an U23 match on Tuesday night and isn’t expected to be available here.
Jordi Amat missed their 2-1 win over Crystal Palace prior to that due to suspension and the centre-back is now available to return to league action this weekend.
Swansea are poised to sign Martin Olsson and Luciano Narsingh but it remains to be seen whether the duo will be available this weekend.
Arsenal – Mohamed Elneny is unavailable due to his participation in the Africa Cup of Nations with Egypt.
Hector Bellerin will undergo a scan on an ankle problem that has troubled the Spaniard in recent months and is a huge doubt for the trip to Swansea.
Mesut Ozil has missed Arsenal’s last three matches but is expected to return to the starting XI here.
With Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla both injured, Aaron Ramsey and Granit Xhaka are free to start at the base of the midfield once again. Theo Walcott’s injury problems may give Lucas Perez another chance from the start.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Swansea’s last 8 games in Premier League.
Arsenal are undefeated in 27 of their last 30 Premier League matches.
Swansea have conceded at least 2 goals in 8 of their last 10 home matches (Premier League).
Swansea have seen over 2.5 goals in 6 of their last 7 matches against Arsenal in all competitions.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Arsenal’s last 4 away Premier League games.
Arsenal have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 away matches against Swansea in all competitions.
Arsenal have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 3 away matches in Premier League.