Formation and team news: Arsenal vs Swansea

A victory on Saturday could propel the Gunners into the Premier League top four, as Arsene Wenger’s side looks to move four matches unbeaten in all competitions ahead of next week’s titanic clash against leaders Manchester City.

Arsenal hosts Swansea City from the Emirates Stadium, with the London side currently on 16 points through their first nine matches.

For the Swans, Paul Clement’s group is already firmly involved in the relegation battle, as one of seven teams separated by three points in the bottom half of the table.

Swansea enters the weekend without a host of its key figures, including summer signing Renato Sanches — who misses the clash with a thigh injury.

Meanwhile, Arsenal is relatively healthy at the moment, and coming off of a 2-1 comeback win over Norwich City during their midweek encounter in the Carabao Cup Round of 16.

When the two clubs met last season, the Swans earned a thrilling 3-2 win at the Emirates under former manager Bob Bradley, before being walloped in the return fixture in January; a 4-0 defeat to the Gunners.

Arsenal starting XI: Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal; Kolasinac, Xhaka, Ramsey, Bellerin; Sanchez, Ozil; Lacazette

Swansea starting XI: Fabianski; Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson; Routledge, Britton, Carroll; Dyer, Abraham, Ayew