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The rock-bottomed Swansea City side will be hoping to repeat the phenomenal defensive display from the previous round when they stunned Liverpool 1-0 at Liberty Stadium to see a glimmer of hope in saving the elite class status come May. The Welsh outfit is now to host another top six rival in the likes of Arsenal who have been pretty inspired in the final third in their previous showing, netting four past Crystal Palace within the opening 20 minutes of the game.
Arsene Wenger’s men have managed to go all the way to the final in the League Cup performing a comeback in the rematch against city rivals Chelsea seven days ago at Emirates Stadium. Arsene Wenger might thus be able to save the season with this trophy, but making the top four at the end of the Premier League campaign remains the ultimate gal at this stage.
The Gunners have thus made it two wins on the bounce bagging six goals along the way and they will enter the match against Swansea City well rested after skipping the weekend’s FA Cup action due to the previous round shocking elimination to Nottingham Forest at The City Ground.
Nonetheless, clinching the spoils at Liberty Stadium will require a top class performance from the Gunners since the Swans have seriously improved their defensive showings under Carlos Carvalhal. The hosts are undefeated in last five matches in all competitions having allowed only three goals in the process. However, they won’t come into this in the highest of spirits after playing only a 1-1 draw away at Notts County (League Two members) at the weekend.