Cold welcome for Clement
05 Jan, 18:59
Arsenal vs Swansea: Arsenal to win
While the Gunners were making an utter mess of themselves at the Vitality, Swansea was creating an eerie silence at the Selhurst Park with a perfect welcome for new manager Paul Clement.
The Gunners have had a mixed start to the year, and now play Swansea in what is poised to be a cracker! There is everything at stake for both sides and we can expect a no-holds barred contest.
Arsenal staged a staggering comeback to force a 3-3 draw, one of the most stunning in recent days, to retain a mathematical chance of winning the league. It is a result that exposed the Gunners lack of sufficient mettle to challenge for the gong.
Swansea on the other side handed Sam Allardyce a cold welcome to the Selhurst Park. Big Sam’s opposite number Paul Clement, a great Arsene Wenger admirer, announced his arrival in the most perfect way, with a win away from home.
Swansea is flirting with relegation, and has already changed manager’s twice! After a baffling dismissal of Francesco Guidolin, Bob Bradley was shown the exit too after a disastrous 11 match run.
The Swans are flirting with relegation and will look to continue the steady rise by stunning Arsenal on home soil.
It’s almost a David vs Goliath contest, as a side ranked 5th takes on another, just one place above the rock bottom of the log. It Arsenal which first handed Bob Bradley defeat on arrival, and Arsene Wengers men will look to replicate the fete with another stellar display.
Swansea should have a herculean task containing a rampant Arsenal forward line that has Olivier Giroud and on song Alexis Sanchez. Mesut Ozil and Danny Welbeck are making a return to the side and nothing looks to stop the explosive forward line from running Swansea rugged.
Arsenal is desperate to keep up with the chasing pack, and this is a showdown Arsene Wenger must ensure he engineers a win, and he will do just that.