After the slow and somewhat disappointing way that Arsenal have started the season and straight off the back of that confidence sapping Champions League home draw with Anderlecht on Tuesday, you might well wonder why I am fairly confident of the Gunners bouncing straight back with a valuable win at the Liberty stadium on Sunday.
And our opponents Swansea City have often given Arsenal a really hard game since being promoted to the Premier League three years ago and have beaten us a couple of times. But the Gunners have won the last two EPL games against them on their own turf.
They have also started very well this season under the new manager Garry Monk, who has taken the Swans back to their possession based game, especially the way they like to play out from the back. But that is why I think that Arsenal will find it easier against them this weekend. In Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sanchez, we have two of the best forwards for harrying and pressing the opposing defenders so their tactics actually play into our hands.
They will either be pressured into giving the ball away or will have to revert to the unfamiliar tactic of kicking it long from the back. That is Arsenal going forwards, of course, and we will need to defend much better but after the nightmare of Anderlecht, I think everyone will be much more switched on throughout the team in that respect. What do you think Gooners?