When: Saturday, October 15, 2016 7AM PT/10AM ET/3PM BT
Where: Emirates Stadium, London
Importance: Arsenal have not lost since the opening day of the season, and Swansea in recent years has been a bit of a tricky team for Arsenal, so Arsenal will want to exorcise those demons and keep their unbeaten streak alive. Swansea are struggling right now, and Arsenal are mostly not, but the New Coach Bounce narrative says that there may be danger ahead.
Key players: For Arsenal, it’s a question of Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott doin’ work as they usually do. For Swansea, it’s more “can Lukasz Fabianski cover for a lot of defensive mistakes?”
Key injuries/omissions: Ramsey and Giroud are unavailable, but everyone else is available. Coquelin will at least be on the bench.
Probable (hopeful) starters:
Cech; Bellerin, Mustafi, Kos, Monreal; Xhaka, Cazorla; Iwobi, Özil, Walcott; Alexis
(but let’s be real, Coq’s probably gonna play)