Competition: Premier League – Arsenal vs. Swansea City
Venue: Emirates Stadium – Monday, May 11th – 20:00 BST (15:00 ET)
Match Odds: Arsenal 30/100 – Draw 9/2 – Swansea 8/1
Arsenal faced Hull away last Monday in a game they won 3-1, extending their unbeaten run to ten, with nine of those wins.
The only game they have failed to win in their last nine was their last home game in which they had to settle for a 0-0 draw against the new champions Chelsea.Embed from Getty Images
Arsene Wenger has seen his side put in some excellent performances since the turn of the year and the home fans will be expecting to see of Swansea on Monday night.
The Swans have enjoyed their best-ever Premier League season under Garry Monk and come into the game off back-to-back wins against Newcastle and Stoke.
Swansea have been fairly good away from home this season, winning six times, but have not won in London this campaign with this game at the Emirates and a trip to Crystal Palace still to come.
The reverse fixture saw Swansea come from behind to beat the Gunners 2-1 and Arsenal have only won three of the last eight meetings between the two in all competitions, with the Welsh outfit also picking up three wins.Embed from Getty Images
This should be closer than the odds suggest but Arsenal need the points more as they look to finish second in the Premier League come the end of the season.
Arsenal have five injury concerns ahead of this one as Danny Welbeck, Mathieu Debuchy, Mikel Arteta and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all ruled out, while Aaron Ramsey will face a late fitness test after being forced off against Hull last week.
Swansea will be without Jordi Amat, Tom Carroll, Kyle Naughton, Nelson Oliveira and Wayne Routledge, while Kyle Bartley and Bafetimbi Gomis are both doubts.
Arsenal’s last five: W/W/W/D/W
Swansea’s last five: W/D/L/W/W
Key Stat: Swansea have scored six goals in the last 15 minutes in their last five league games against Arsenal. Patience.
Key Player: Alexis Sanchez – Hard to overlook the Chilean, who has been phenomenal all season, and added another two goals in the win against Hull last week. He has 16 goals this season and will be a real threat again.Embed from Getty Images
Arsenal 2-1 Swansea – Expecting a tight game and the Swans will be confident with their recent record against the Gunners. But Arsenal look too strong and will seal a first win in three against the Welsh club.