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Arsenal vs. Swansea Preview

The Emirates Stadium is the setting for Wednesday evening’s FA Cup third round replay between Arsenal and Swansea. The Gunners go in to the game on the back of their 2-0 defeat by Manchester City at the weekend, a result that leaves them 21 points behind leaders Manchester United in the Premier League.

With a tough tie against Bayern Munich in the Champions League next month, Arsene Wenger will surely see this competition as his best chance to end an eight year trophy drought.

Laurent Koscielny and Mikel Arteta will miss the game through suspension and injury respectively, though Abou Diaby could feature having returned from injury at the weekend. Top scorer Theo Walcott is favourite to open the scoring, and is widely available at 5.0 (4/1), whilst Lukas Podolski, who scored when the sides met ten days ago is a 6.5 (11/2) shot.

The hosts are 1.55 (11/20) for the victory, with Swansea as highly priced as 6.5 (11/2). You can odds of 4.5 (7/2) for the game to go to extra time

The visitors, who are favourites to reach the League Cup final having beaten Chelsea a week ago, extended their unbeaten run to seven games with a 0-0 draw at Everton on Saturday, and have no fresh injury worries ahead of the trip to North London.

Michu scored both goals in his sides 2-0 league victory at the Emirates last month, and 9.0 (8/1) to get the first of the game, whilst Danny Graham is available at 11.0 (10/1)

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