Preview: Swansea City vs. Arsenal

Swansea City's Luke Moore celebrates scoring the opening goal of the game against West Brom on March 9, 2013
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Swansea City host Arsenal on Saturday looking to establish their position in the top nine.

Swansea City host Arsenal on Saturday with the Londoners desperate for the points in order to close the gap on fourth-placed Chelsea.

The hosts have a seven-point gap to Fulham in the table but have been inconsistent in recent weeks, winning two and losing three of their last five.

Arsenal will want to respond to their 2-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur, which put an end to an unbeaten run of five games in the league.

Chico is still short of fitness for a return, but Leon Britton is close to a recovery and could return either on the bench or in the XI.

Lukas Fabianski could be rewarded for his fine performance against Bayern Munich with another start while Lukas Podolski is pushing to be fit for a return.

Recent form

Swansea: DLWLWL

Arsenal: WDWWWL

Possible starting lineups

Swansea: Vorm; Rangel, Monk, Williams, Davies; Hernandez, De Guzman, Britton, Routledge; Michu; Moore

Arsenal: Fabianski; Jenkinson, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs; Arteta, Rosicky, Ramsey; Walcott, Giroud, Cazorla

Sports Mole says: 2-2

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