If Arsenal fans were looking for any help as the struggling Gunners aim to get our Premier League title challenge going again, perhaps you will see the fact that Swansea City will be without their manager Francesco Guidolin as a good omen. He is not seriously ill but has been taken in with a chest infection.
Knowing our luck though, the Swansea players will give extra effort for their absent boss but Arsenal just have to make sure that we do our own jobs properly and get the win we so badly need.
There are some changes to the Arsenal starting line-up which is hardly surprising after the lame effort the team put on at Old Trafford, but not many would have expected it to be Koscielny that dropped out for Mertesacker. The fact that the French defender is not even on the bench tells me that this was not a choice by the boss.
Welbeck also misses out but is on the bench along with the misfiring Theo Walcott, so Giroud is back as our centre forward with Alexis Sanchez and Joel Campbell either side and Mesut Ozil to supply the ammunition. Hopefully someone can start hitting the target.
Bellerin, Mertesacker, Gabriel, Monreal
Campbell, Ozil, Sanchez
Subs: Ospina, Chambers, Gibbs, Elneny, Flamini, Walcott, Welbeck
This Arsenal XI and subs bench should be way too much for the visitors, but which Arsenal will we see tonight?