Arsenal have met twice against Swansea recently and lost on both occasions (3-2 and 0-2). Swansea are on good form and have one of the most potent strikers in Michu. The player will surely be looking forward to add to the two goals he scored against us earlier in the season.
The FA cup presents virtually the only chance for Arsenal to get a trophy this season. We have been paired with Bayern Munich in an impossible-looking Champions League Quarter Final and we are currently several rungs below Manchester United on the EPL table. If you are looking forward to seeing some rising stars from the reserves, then you are sure to be disappointed, as Wenger has promised to field the side with the best chance of winning (just like he did against Bradford).
I would expect Wenger to field the big boys i.e. Cazorla, Podolski and Arteta. Personally, I would like to see a mixture of the first team and promising players from the reserves like Gnabry and Eisfeld. The biggest selection headache for Wenger will be whether to drop Sagna after two horrendous displays. I expect Giroud to reclaim his spot from Walcott after the latter’s no-show against Southampton.
Podolski Cazorla Arteta Wilshere Walcott
Gibbs Vermalaen Mertasacker Sagna
I see a very tight game which won’t go to a replay. We’re unlikely to see a 7-5 scoreline from this one. I predict Arsenal to just edge out Swansea by 3-2. The boys will need to work their socks off to achieve that.
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