Arsenal on Sunday lost to Manchester United and Arsene Wenger again suffers huge criticism, and he’s not entitled to drop more points against Swansea, which in recent years passed well at the Emirates. Gunners failed to beat the Swans in their last three season at home.
March 2, 2016 • 19:45 • Emirates Stadium, London
Referee: R. Madley
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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger spoke on Tuesday (1st March) ahead of his team’s upcoming Premier League match against Swansea.
“What we want to do is transform negatives into positives and create more solidarity. Let’s not go overboard, we’re not playing to avoid relegation, we’re playing to fight for the Premier League, that’s why we need to put the criticism in the right place.”
“What you want from your fans is to fight together until the last game of the season. What’s been learnt from the league is it is very tight and everybody can drop points. The teams and the fans who can show togetherness and solidarity until the end might come out of it in a positive way. That’s what we want, to fight together until the last game of the season and not give up when you have a bad game or a bad result. That’s what fans and players and team and clubs are about.”
Wenger calls for solidarity among Arsenal players and fans
Swansea City head coach Alan Curtis stands in for manager Francesco Guidolin (who has a chest infection) on Tuesday (1st March) ahead of Swans’ English Premier League outing to Arsenal on Wednesday.
Alan Curtis, first team coach, Swansea City:
“I have quite fancied Tottenham for a while, to be fair. I just think that the squad that they’ve got, and certainly after looking at them at the weekend, their pace and power and obviously their technical ability, I think they’ve got a fantastic opportunity. Obviously Leicester must be favourites, the fact that they are top of the table, but I think Spurs will really push them all the way and I think it’s a great opportunity for either of them. Arsenal are obviously in with a shout as well, and I wouldn’t discount Manchester City, but looking at it at the moment I think it’s probably between Leicester and Spurs, certainly what I saw at the weekend I think Spurs have a great opportunity.”
“We’ve obviously played the Spurs game where we battled extremely well but it was a difficult game because Spurs, especially in the second half, I thought they were outstanding.”
Team Probable lineups
Arsenal: Cech – Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Monreal – Elneny, Ramsey – Walcott, Özil, Sanchez – Giroud
Out: Oxlade-Chamberlain, Wilshere, Rosicky, Cazorla, Welbeck (?)
Swansea City: Fabianski – Naughton, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor – Fer, Cork – Ayew, Sigurdsson, Routledge – Paloschi