A look at how the two sides match-up in preparation of tonight’s game.
Arsenal are likely to look even less assured at the back than Titus Bramble on an ice rink Laurent Koscielny missing tonight’s game through suspension.
Part-time Fabregas impersonator, Mikel Arteta, will also miss out with a calf injury. The world will breathe a collective sigh of relief however with the news Abou Diaby is back and available for selection.
Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has the indulgence of a fully fit squad to choose from. Decadence at its worst.
Arsenal staggered to a 2-0 defeat to Swansea at the Emirates last month in the Premier League, and Arsene Wenger has told Arsenal fans off this week for being too mean to the players. That is apparently making the sensitive squad scared of playing football.
Swansea will be looking to capitalise on that by sending Michu up-front to call the Arsenal defence names and maybe score the odd goal so that the press can talk about what a bargain he is for another week.
The winners of the tie will receive a trip to Brighton for the next round but it’s too cold this time of year for that to be an incentive. FA Cup glory will have to do.
Check out the latest Arsenal vs Swansea odds now! Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud are both joint favourites to score first for the Gunners at 7/2!
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