Arsenal vs Swansea – Saturday 28th October 2017 – 15:00

Arsenal are 2/9 with Alexandre Lacazette at 5/2 to score first.

Arsenal face Swansea at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon, with the Gunners in excellent form.

The Gunners come into this match on the back of a 5-2 win away against Everton, a match that ultimately cost Koeman his job.

Wayne Rooney (12) opened the scoring for the Toffees against the run of play, with Idrisa Gueye's pressing allowing Rooney the chance to strike past Cech.

Nacho Monreal (40) proved an unlikely source to equalise, with the defender converting a close-range finish.

Mesut Ozil (53) combined with Alexis Sanchez to head Arsenal into the lead, with the German putting aside speculation linking him with United.

Idrisa Gueye compounded Everton's afternoon when he was sent off (68), for a second bookable offence and daft challenge.

Alexandre Lacazette grabbed another for the Gunners five minutes later to make it 3-1 (74).

Aaron Ramsey (90) made it 4-1 to Arsenal, before Alexis Sanchez made it 5-2 and completing an emphatic scoreline (90+5).

Everton did grab another consolation in between those two Arsenal goals, with Oumar Niasse capitalising on a huge mistake from Arsenal (90+3).

Success Needed

Arsenal have had a tough start to the season, but they bounced back in style after the Watford defeat.

They have won five and lost one of their last six matches, the defeat against Watford a similar feeling of disappointment.

The Gunners find themselves level with Chelsea on 16 points and in fifth place.

Arsenal face a Swansea side who lost their last match against Leicester, they will be desperate to get a result.

Gunners Favourites

Wenger's side come into this match as favourites, with their form and pedigree informing the odds.

This will be a tough match, with Arsenal expected to win this match convincingly, it may not be that easy.

Arsenal will be looking for their 3rd win in 4 matches against the Swans.

Mixed Start

The Swans come into this match in mixed form, losing their last match 2-1 against Leicester City.

Federico Fernandez scored the Foxes opener, with the defender, unfortunately, putting the ball into his own net (24).

Shinji Okazaki made it 2-0 to Michael Appleton's men (49), with the Foxes looking for their first win after Shakespeare's sacking.

Alfie Mawson pulled one back for Swansea (56), but it proved to be a mere consolation as Clement's side lost another home match.


Wins Needed

Swansea have enjoyed a mixed start to the season, but they have won two of their last six matches.

They have tasted defeat three times during this period, with Leicester, Watford and West Ham beating them.

They find themselves in 15th position, with a total of eight points from their opening nine matches.

A win against the Gunners would be the best this season, it would be a much-needed win for Clement.

Swans Underdogs

Paul Clement's side come into this match as the underdogs, with the Gunners home advantage informing the odds.

Swansea will be looking to put in an excellent performance in this match, with a vital three points at stake.

They will be looking for just their eighth win against Arsenal.

Swansea are 11/1 with Tammy Abraham at 17/2 to open the scoring.

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Lacazette to score first @ 5/2

Tip 2 – Arsenal to win 3-1 @ 9/1

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