Last time out, Swansea disappointingly lost 2-1 at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur.
Paloschi put the Swans ahead early on in the game, but two late goals for Nacer Chadli and Danny Rose (who also said that Fabianski was the best goalkeeper that he had seen) secured the win for Tottenham.
Tonight’s game is against Arsenal, who as well as being title-contenders, also lost their last game, that being a 3-2 loss at Old Trafford (and oh yes, an academy player scored a brace against Arsenal!).
As well as being title-contenders, Arsenal have also been faced with a tough Champions League tie against Barcelona, and they would not want any players injured for that, would they? Even though winning could be virtually impossible, especially at Camp Nou two goals down on aggregate!
Swansea’s record at the Emirates has been pretty outstanding in the Premier League though, and they have only lost once there since being in the Premier League. Last season’s game was a victory, with Bafetimbi Gomis ‘netting’ (although it did not touch the net) the winner, thanks to the trusty Hawk Eye system, proving that Bafe’s shot was saved beyond the line.
Swansea have no injury concerns ahead of tonight’s game, and Arsenal… well, there’s a few. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will not play due to injury, and Danny Welbeck is a doubt, as Wenger may be looking to keep him, as well as many other players fit for the North London derby this weekend.
Based on our record at the Emirates, as well as how well we played on Sunday, I’ll go for a 2-1 Swans win. Hopefully Paloschi can get on the score sheet again, and I’m hoping that either Siggy or Ayew can get the ball in the back of the net. Ozil will probably be the Arsenal scorer.
I’m hoping that Guidolin can listen to the fans and change us to having wingers as well, we need the threat of Montero and Barrow up either wing. Barrow would do well against Arsenal, and he also has the power to shoot, something which is a quality. Montero is a good player for crossing into the box.
Oh well, whoever scores, I’ll be happy with a win, or a draw for that matter.