Swansea v Arsenal: Confirmed Starting Line-Ups – Mesut Ozil starts

Arsenal team news

Arsenal take on Swansea at the Liberty stadium hoping to maintain their position as Premier League leaders.

Mesut Özil has been included in the line-up for the Gunners after an impressive spell of form providing five assists in four league games for the Gunners.

Olivier Giroud starts upfront following injury to Theo Walcott midweek in the embarrassing League Cup exit against Sheffield Wednesday.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has also been ruled out for the Gunners but Alexis Sanchez and Santi Cazorla make a return after missing the League Cup game.

The Gunners may be Premier League leaders but Swansea have the better head to head record having beat the north London based side four out of the eight times they have played each other.

Swansea v Arsenal

Stadium: Liberty
Kick-Off: 15:00 GMT

Swansea confirmed starting lineup: Fabianski; Naughton, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor; Shelvey, Ki; Montero, Sigurdsson, Ayew; Gomis
Manager: Gary Monk

Arsenal confirmed starting lineup: Cech; Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Joel Campbell, Coquelin; Cazorla, Ozil, Snachez; Giroud
Subs: Macey, Gabriel, Debuchy, Gibbs, Chambers, Flamini, Iwobi
Manager: Arsene Wenger