In a crunch match that could have a huge impact on their respective fortunes this season, Arsenal face Swansea City in a 19.45pm kick-off at the Emirates this evening.
Indeed, the Gunners are licking their wounds following a 2-0 defeat to Barcelona, essentially ending their hopes of progression in the Champions League, and a 3-2 defeat to Manchester United that has cast serious doubts over their Premier League title credentials. If the north London side are to claim this season’s crown, they desperately need a win tonight.
The Welsh outfit, meanwhile, find themselves lingering just three points above the relegation zone, albeit with a game in hand, and can’t afford any more slip-ups amid an incredibly underwhelming campaign at the Liberty Stadium that could end in the loss of their top-flight status.
In terms of recent encounters, this fixture has traditionally been a very close affair. From their last six meetings, there have been three Arsenal wins, two Swansea wins and one draw, with 16 goals and 21 yellow cards shared between the two sides.
So will tonight’s match offer similar tight-knit excitement? Perhaps the official starting Xis, confirmed on Twitter just moments ago, can shed some light on the potential outcome.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) March 2, 2016
— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) March 2, 2016
— Europcar Sport (@EuropcarSport) February 28, 2016