Arsenal v Swansea team news and stats

Date published: Wednesday 2nd March 2016 2:43

Danny Welbeck: Will hope to improve on a good record against Swansea

Arsenal will hope to get their title bid back on track on Wednesday evening against a Swansea side they so often struggle against at Emirates Stadium.

Team news

Arsene Wenger has hinted at the possibility of making changes to his Arsenal side for their Premier League clash at home to Swansea.

The Gunners go into the game on the back of damaging defeats to Barcelona and Manchester United and Wenger may look to freshen up his team.

Danny Welbeck is likely to be rested, having only just come back from 10 months out, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee) will be out for up to eight weeks, with Jack Wilshere (leg), Santi Cazorla (knee) and Tomas Rosicky (thigh) all still missing.

Swansea have no fresh injury worries ahead of their trip to the capital.

Manager Francesco Guidolin is suffering with a chest infection but is expected to take his place in the dugout after resting following training on Tuesday morning.

First-team coach Alan Curtis hinted there may be a couple of changes due to a few “bumps and bruises” to keep the squad fresh.

Opta stats


  • The nine Barclays Premier League matches between Arsenal and Swansea City have seen four wins apiece and one draw. Two of those wins for Swansea have come at the Emirates Stadium.
  • Danny Welbeck has scored three goals in four Premier League games against Swansea.
  • Just one of the last 26 goals scored in this fixture in all competitions has been netted in the first half.
  • The Gunners have won eight and lost just one of their last 12 Premier League matches at the Emirates Stadium.
  • Arsenal have failed to score in four of their last six matches in all competitions at the Emirates Stadium.
  • Only bottom of the league side Aston Villa (10.1%) have a lower shot conversion rate than Swansea City (11.1%) this season in the Premier League.
  • Arsenal have lost their last two competitive matches – they haven’t lost three in a row in all comps since April 2010.
  • Mesut Ozil has 18 assists this season in the Premier League – only Thierry Henry (20 in 2002-03) managed more in a single PL campaign.
  • This is Swansea City’s worst tally of points in a Premier League season after 27 games (27).
  • Bafetimbi Gomis scored the winning goal in both Premier League meetings with Arsenal last season from headers.

Overall recent form

Recent League Form Arsenal Swansea City
Last five games LWWDL LLDDW


Managers records – all-time

All-time English Premier League Record P W D L GF GA GD PTS PTS/P
Arsène Wenger 741 429 182 130 1388 702 686 1469 1.98
Francesco Guidolin 5 1 2 2 5 6 -1 5 1.00

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