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Swansea v Arsenal: Returning Ozil to lead the Gunners to victory at the Liberty Stadium?

New signing Luciano Narsingh will not be available to make his Swansea debut against Arsenal on Saturday.

The winger became the Swans first signing of the transfer window when he joined for £4m from PSV Eindhoven on Thursday.

However, he will not feature against Arsenal due to a calf problem.
The match at the Liberty Stadium will be Paul Clement’s first home game since being appointed as Swansea head coach.

Clement was in the dugout as the Swans ended a four-match losing streak with victory at Crystal Palace in their last league match.

Arsenal, meanwhile, staged a late fightback in their previous league game as they came from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 with Bournemouth.

However, they start the weekend fifth in the Premier League, eight points behind leaders Chelsea, who travel to Leicester on Saturday evening.

Swansea will be without Narsingh and also Neil Taylor, who misses out after fracturing
his cheekbone in training.

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Stephen Kingsley or Angel Rangel is expected to deputise for Taylor, while Lukasz Fabianski, Alfie Mawson, Wayne Routledge and Fernando Llorente should return after being rested for the FA Cup defeat at Hull last weekend.

Mesut Ozil is available for Arsenal after missing the last three matches with illness. Laurent Koscielny, Petr Cech and Alexis Sanchez will return after they were rested in the FA Cup, but Theo Walcott (calf), SantiCazorla (Achilles), Mohamed Elneny (international duty), Per Mertesacker and Kieran Gibbs (both knee), Hector Bellerin
(ankle) and Francis Coquelin (hamstring) are out.

Swansea have lost three of their last four home matches against Arsenal in the Premier League (W1).
The Gunners have never failed to score in five previous Premier League games at the Liberty Stadium 10 goals.
Swansea have won just 15 points from their 20 games this season; their worst return at this stage of a Premier League season. 71% of the teams with 15 points of fewer after 20 PL games were relegated (25/35).

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After a run of 12 away games without a defeat, Arsenal are winless in their last three on the road in the top-flight (D1 L2).

The Gunners have conceded in each of their last six Premier League away matches; their longest run without a clean sheet since May 2011 (seven games).

Olivier Giroud has scored 12 goals from his last 17 shots on target in all competitions and has scored in each of his last eight starts for Arsenal in all competitions.

Alexis Sanchez has scored or assisted 30 goals in his last 31 Premier League appearances (20 goals, 10 assists).
PREDICTION: SWANSEA CITY 0-2 ARSENAL

ajike

Ajike is one of Nigeria's top Sportscasters with over 15 years of experience in writing and talking Sports.

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