Teams: Swansea v Arsenal: Mkhitaryan & Giroud on bench, Elneny starts

By on January 30, 2018

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Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been named on the bench as Arsenal take on Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium this evening.

Wenger has made two changes from the side that beat Chelsea in the cup  last week with Cech replacing Ospina in goal while Ramsey comes in for Wilshere [ill] in midfield.

Interestingly, Giroud is named on the bench despite widespread reports today claiming he’s joining Chelsea in an £18m deal.

Here are the line-ups:


Fabianski, Naughton, Van der Hoorn, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson, Dyer, Fer, Ki, Clucas, Ayew.

Subs: Nordfelt, Batley, Carroll, Routledge, Narsingh, Bony, Abraham.


Cech, Koscielny, Elneny, Mustafi, Bellerin, Xhaka, Ramsey, Monreal, Iwobi, Ozil, Lacazette.

Subs: Ospina, Chambers, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Mkhitaryan, Nketiah, Giroud


  1. Wolfgang

    January 30, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    No matter who Arsenal bring in,its the sos ie same old story passs,pass,forever etc with no shooting..Most if not all teams how the gunners play. They will defend with ten guys.
    A quick breakout and with masses of space and time,its easy to score.
    That’s how MU and other teams won.
    So don’t be surprised the gunners lose or draw. The gunners shd get someone to run a defenders thereby creating space.
    I still have my doubts about the fm tactically unless he can prove otherwise.

  2. Wolfgang

    January 30, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    If you watch the Swans game you will know what I mean.
    The swans could have taken the lead with their direct running which caused defenders plenty of problems.Arsenal’s style give defences time to regroup.
    Ramsey was dispossessed and it could have caused a goal.
    Wenger is out of touch tactically and unless he can win games,I shudder to think of the future.

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