11/4 for Gunners to Draw

Arsenal have collected just 13 points from a possible 30 away from the Emirates

Arsenal travel to South West Wales to face Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium hoping to continue their push for a top-four finish.

Both Swansea and Arsenal rested several of their first-team players for their respective FA Cup wins over Barnsley and Leeds last weekend. Fatigue should therefore play no part after the busy festive period.

Brendan Rodgers has close to a full-strength squad from which to select his starting line-up but long-term absentee Alan Tate is not yet ready to return.

Johan Djourou may return to Arsenal’s starting line-up following suspension but Francis Coquelin is unavailable with a hamstring injury. Ignasi Miquel may start at left-back for the visitors while Thomas Vermaelen, André Santos, Kieran Gibbs, Bacary Sagna and Jack Wilshere are all missing through injury. Gervinho is also away on international duty with the Ivory Coast.

Swansea have conceded just four Premier League goals at the Liberty Stadium and no side has conceded fewer at home this season. Only Manchester United have left with all three points so far this campaign. 

Swansea and Arsenal are extremely comfortable on the ball and both are capable of keeping possession for long periods. There are no Premier League grounds that have seen fewer goals this season than the Liberty Stadium and Coral offer a rather generous 5/6 on there being under 2.5 goals in the game.

Arsenal have collected just 13 points from a possible 30 away from the Emirates Stadium and Arsene Wenger will be hoping for his side’s away form to improve on Sunday. Goals have somewhat dried up for the Gunners in recent weeks and in their last eight games, they have only once managed to score more than one goal. The pressure will once again be on Robin Van Persie to provide Arsenal's main goal threat having already scored 17 league goals this season. The Dutchman is a best-priced 3/1 to score first but, coupled with an away win, he is a tempting 6/1 (boosted from 4/1) with William Hill's Match Winner Special.

With Swansea's impressive home record and Arsenal's comparatively poor away record, a share of the spoils seems more likely and, at 11/4 with Coral, there is plenty of value in backing the draw

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Written By:- Phil Haigh (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 14/01/2012 - 10:31 AM
Filed in:- Swansea Betting News, Swansea, Arsenal