Arsenal team news for vital FA cup game vs. Swansea

Latest Team News – Arsenal VS Swansea Match Preview by AH

Arsenal will face Swansea City at the Emirates tomorrow for a FA Cup reply game after neither team managed to progress to the next round after 90 minutes at the Liberty Stadium 2 weeks ago.

Arsenal will once again find the Welsh opponents tough and this will be our 3rd meeting of the season, with Swansea beating us 2-0 in December before the 2-2 draw in this FA Cup competition 2 weeks back. I’d expect for both teams to put out strong starting lineups for this game, however Arsenal more so because realistically this is our last chance of winning a trophy this season. Wenger said we can still contend for the title this year but I think we all know we can write our chances off now, whilst the Champions League is never easy, so in reality this is our final chance of gaining a trophy this season.

Ahead of the game Wenger has given some team news;
“We have Koscielny suspended for tomorrow night and everybody else will be available. He will be replaced in the squad by Arshavin.”

“Arteta’s injury could be shorter than three weeks because it’s a minor calf strain. It’s a light grade one so it could be quicker than three weeks.”

“Rosicky is still out. He has a little calf problem. I wanted to involve him tomorrow night but it’s too short.”

And then finally the man who sems to have been missing for an eternity Lukasz Fabianski, who by the sounds of it seems to be staying with Arsenal until his contract ends in the summer.

“He’s the only one injured, along with Arteta now. He’s one more week away from full training I think”

I would like to think Wenger will put out a strong side, however due to fatigue and the Chelsea clash this weekend some key players will most likely be missing. I’d expect the starting lineup to be;

Szczesny
Jenkinson Mertesacker Vermaelen Santos
Diaby Coquelin
Ramsey
Arshavin Giroud Chamberlain

So not the strongest team going and if Swansea put out their normal starting XI then i wouldn’t expect too much but hopefully Wenger will know the importance of the game and the players will be up for it, in the end it is a chance of a trophy and surely that what they desperately want right now.

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46 thoughts on “Arsenal team news for vital FA cup game vs. Swansea

  1. Hafiz Rahman

    its prudent to play coquelin and rest 2-3 key players….let Gnabry Eifeld and Coquelin play

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  2. JASAC

    I always want to see Arshavin playing, am glad he is in. he is better player thousands time than Gervinho. We dont have to sell him he is going to be a arsenal superstar IN European championship.

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  3. artillery1

    SWANS ARE NOT EASY TEAM AT ALL!

    —-SCZ——

    -SAG-VERM-MERT-GIBBS-

    —-JACK–COQUELIN—
    ——CAZROLA——

    ——PODOLSKI——
    —-WALCOT–GIROUD—

    I VL GO FOR THIS TEAM!

    CAZORLA SET TO B FREE!

    PODOLSKI PLAYED AS SECOND STRIKER IN KOLN, WALCOT N GIROUD UPFRONT!
    WE ALL KNOW WALCOT ALONE CANT PLAY AT ALL!

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  4. Darren

    Perhaps a little Russian passion is what the doctor ordered. I think Arshavin could reignite the team with his sudden bursts of energy. Still I’m starting to get a lil frustrated by this whole Walcott thing. A bit too much emphasis is being placed on Walcott signing. At this rate Wenger certainly wouldn’t look twice at an almost certain opportunity to sign another quality player or any player for that matter. It’s because of this extreme focus on Walcott’s contract that other teams keep beating us to the punch. Not to mention they’re beating us on the field too. I tire of all this. What a challenge it is to be a Gooner. I do say that Gooners are the strongest fans out there to be standing through all of this. But our hearts are strong and I know that I’ll be a Gooner for life.

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  5. manorhouse

    No matter the squad, I expect nothing less then a dominant performance. We all know how important this match is. C’mon Arsenal!

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  6. johnverdal

    szezcsny
    sagna/ jenkinson
    mertesaker
    vermaelen
    gibbs
    frimpong
    wilshere
    chamberlain
    walcott/ cazorla
    podolski
    giroud

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  7. David

    Arsenal Fans that paying for the ticket cause us more problem to fight the greedy Board and stubborn manager… if you can boycott two or three match, i promise that board and Wenger will change to good… Arsenal fans deserve more respect from Board and Manager… please save our dearest Club..I will spend the rest of my life loving this club.. Arsenal forever

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  8. Hafiz Rahman

    Arshavin is a very good player..if he shows interest and desire Arsenal will be good…

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  9. johnverdal

    @ayyyyyyyyy
    frimpong’s loan with charlton has expired. he is back with arsenal u idiot.

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  10. Endless, Nameless

    tomorrow night i would like to see this line up:

    schez
    jenk / mert / verm / gibbs
    diaby / wilshire
    arshavin
    ox / walcott
    pod

    form is temporary, class is permanent! i think this could be the match that turns our january around in a positive way!!! COYG

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  11. TrueGunner82

    we’ll lose. And I hope we do loose, maybe then, just maybe, wenger and the crooks might just buy some star players. Hope its a reality shock for them!

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  12. Hafiz Rahman

    a real fan will not hope the club to lose so that they can buy players……

    thats not call a real fan….

    a real fan will support the club in every game and hope to win with regardless of any situation….

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  13. SlengTeng

    Give Coquelin a run! Either as a starter or sub for Diaby

    Also if he’s gonna use Ramsey using him as a sub and in the middle. He played well linking with Wilshere against City

    Arshavin should also be used to take the load off Cazorla

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  14. Gunner 8

    If we do loose Wenger would come out and say,

    1. We were too tired.
    2. We lacked quality.
    3. We weren’t lucky enough.
    4. We are still a good squad who can do wonders.
    5. We will still sign Theo and then maybe see some other signings but for now we were just OUTPLAYED!!!

    I have seen lots of my gunner mates here stating sooo many reasonable buys for Arsenal but Wenger seems to be blind.

    Our latest target has gone to qpr???? QPR????? :O

    They are doing whatever they can so that they be in the top flight but people like Wenger and the Board just wanna be in top 4 so they’re pockets get refilled every year while we fans watch a mediocre team while paying absurd amounts.

    We all beleive that this transfer window is the most imp. for Wenger but no signings till now just means he really doesn’t care

    I’m fed up with Theo tbh, HE IS holding the club to ransom, come on man, have some balls and sign that thing or fack off from here!!!

    16 Days and counting Mr. Wenger,

    16 Days and Counting…………….

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  15. GDL

    Y always d same thing if its not working how about we try something
    New
    …………..schez…………….
    Sagna mert kos/verm Gibbs
    …………….kos/verm……………….
    ………….arteta Wilshire……………
    ……………….santi………………………
    ………….podolski Walcott…………….

    If its not working then put in ox rosicky diaby or
    giroud arshavin coquelin

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  16. Hafiz Rahman

    If Wenger try something new..field the reserve or kids and lose…thats still understandable….

    field the seniors and get bad result…gosh….unbelievable

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  17. GDL

    My bad forgot kos got a red dan put coqelin there n diaby for arteta my bad you guys

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  18. GDL

    something
    New
    …………..schez…………….
    Sagna mert verm Gibbs
    …………….coquelin/jenk……………….
    ………….Diaby Wilshire……………
    ……………….santi………………………
    ………….podolski Walcott…………….

    If its not working then put in ox rosicky arshavin or giroud

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  19. johnverdal

    @Gdl
    i will pick frimpong over coquelin and chamberlain over cazorla.

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  20. johnverdal

    can anyone ask wenger to confirm whether he will spend big in january or not? i m sick and tired of rumours false rumours everyday.

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  21. YOO!#

    As much as Id like to say we will win Tommoro bit with that squad I doubt it!

    A footballer gets a wage most of us get in 1,2,3,4 or even 5yrs in just ONE week.
    So the fact that the fully fit players of our starting XI can’t play 2 (180mins) games of football in 5days is ridiculous after all they train everyday working on fitness, look at barca they seem to have there starting XI every game maybe because there players are actually care and are passionate to succeed, win and drain themselves dry for there club to win any game on any day in any circumstances.

    The modern day English teams lack Passion compared with the rest of Europe.

    ESPECIALLY ARSENAL..

    but its the fans in england that have more passion for their club not the people that’s on the Receiving end of the of such passionate and financial support.

    Rant over.

    WANNA BE PROVED WRONG LATER
    tired of hoping, making and listening to the excuses of losing constantly.

    COMMON YOU GOD DAYM GUNNERS AND SHOW US WHY YOU PLAY FOR

    ARSENAL FOOTBALL CLUB
    god bless and good luk

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  22. johnverdal

    szezcsny
    sagna mertersaker vermaelen gibbs

    frimpong wilshere

    chamberlain cazorla podolski

    giroud

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  23. jjones

    . ……………………………………….scezny……………………………………. ……………………..
    Sagna/jenkinson …….mertesacker………..vermaelen…………..gibbs………………………..
    …….. ……………………… ..coquelin/frimpong………………….. ……………………………….. .
    Oxlade chamberlain………….wilshere/rosicky/arshavin……………podolski…………. .
    ………. … ……giroud……. ……………. …..walcott……………………………………….

    We need to rest players for chelsea on sunday so we cud rest walcott play rosicky or arshavin in cazorla role or even podolski but we need to win so need a strong squad but we need to beat chelsea so i think wenger will rotate either way i just hope we win

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  24. Gunnerineverylife

    Theo Walcott is on the verge of signing contract which will increase his wage upto 120 k per week if we include bonus.Really?120k for such a inconsistent player?I dont hate Theo,he has played well but he does not deserve 120k wage.

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  25. henry

    I think cazorla need a rest

    szeny
    Jenkinson mestecker v5 gibbs
    coequlin (frimpong)
    diaby (ramshit) wilshere
    walcott giroud (podolski) ox

    Subs:manone,miguel,santos,ramsey,podolski,frimpong

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  26. YOO!#

    losing is just Not not an option today
    Regardless of anything you should always want this club to win.
    I’m fairly Confident we’ll sign someone soon aswell but Wengers a one of a kind. doesn’t listen to others, reminds me of a little kid the way he’ll acts. Purposely long transfers out to find someone unknown with potential just to say he discoverd n nurtured him blah blah then sell them! Haha.

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  27. Lol123

    ——————-szscesny———–
    Jenkinson-mertesacker-vermaelen-gibbs
    —————frimmy-ramsey——————
    Ox—————wilshere————-arshavin
    ——————Podolski———————–

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  28. Lol123

    Or

    ——————-szscesny———–
    Jenkinson-mertesacker-vermaelen-gibbs
    —————frimmy-wilshere——————
    Gnabry-———oxlade————-arshavin
    ——————Podolski———————–

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  29. Hafiz Rahman

    Would like to see Meade playing LB and Eifeld in the middle…..Gnabry on the left

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  30. Aussie Jack

    Swansea are not facing Chelsea this weekend so they can be confident. On the other hand Arsenal will have to play the slowest central defender in the league and employ a Welsh defector. My money is on Swansea, Arsenal are there for the taking and Swansea know it.

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  31. Emaster

    I think Wenger is going to play basically the same line up from the weekend with maybe 1 or 2 changes. It’s clear that Wenger has no confidence in our roster depth whatsoever because he has been overworking all of our starters and playing them at every opportunity. It’s just frustrating that he has yet to do anything about it.

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  32. leo

    we should win it coyg’s
    walcott to earn 100/week 3 & half year deal is stupid in 18 months we will be going to through this all over again

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  33. Eadah

    I don’t believe even you too failed to include Rosicky, why doesn’t he start at am and ramsay do the arteta for us (if he must play), I really need to see that guy on the pitch again #sensational

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  34. van trice

    Hmmm,am highly disappointed with the writer of this article by the inclusion of bad head RAMSEY in his suggested arsenal line-up dat will play swansea to night’please for someone should help me to tell ARSEN that if he wish to see off swansea nd qualify for the next round he should not start with RAMSEY,he should play elsfild nor frimpong.Goodluck guys!

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  35. AH (Writer)

    @van trice
    That’s not my suggested line up, it’s the lineup I think Wenger will pick.

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  36. absolutesanti

    WILL NOT attending UNTIL THEY BUY SOME GOOD PLAYERS!

    f**kingboycott the games!

    seriously, for the good of them and make them listen to us, The FANS!

    oh toooo be a gunner…

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  37. absolutesanti

    WILL NOT attending UNTIL THEY BUY SOME GOOD PLAYERS!

    boycott the games!

    seriously, for the good of them and make them listen to us, The FANS!

    oh toooo be a gunner…

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