Event Date: December 1, 2012 12:45 CET
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Swansea are dubbed as the junior Arsenal by some people due to similarities in their attack-first playing style and when these types of matchups takes place, usually the replica team ends up getting schooled by the master.
The less offensively gifted squads of the Barclays Premiers League generally opt for defensive strategies on their away trips against big sides but Swansea are not expected to do that. They follow a positive footballing philosophy and so it is very unlikely that they’ll sit back and play for just a point on Saturday. Instead, coach Michael Laurdrup would try and match Arsenal’s offensive quality and that is exactly what gets smaller teams killed at Emirates Stadium.
Meanwhile, Arsenal will be hungry to secure full three points after dropping two valuable points against Everton in midweek. Coach Arsene Wenger has just lost the services of Laurent Koscienly for three weeks, which means that Thomas Vermaelen and Per Mertesacker will team up in the heart of their defence with Gibbs occupying the left-back spot.
This game has the potential to be a goal-fest for Arsenal and therefore, backing them on Pinnacle Sports Asian Handicap -1 bet at odds of 1.79 would be a wise choice.