Arsenal v Swansea preview

Team news for Saturday's Premier League clash between Arsenal and Swansea at Emirates Stadium.

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Park: Hopes to face Swansea

Park: Hopes to face Swansea

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Arsenal are hopeful South Korea captain Park Chu-young will receive his visa to be available against the Swans.

The Gunners' other deadline-day signings - defenders Per Mertesacker and Andre Santos as well as midfield pair Yossi Benayoun and Mikel Arteta - are all expected to be involved.

Emmanuel Frimpong returns from suspension, but Carl Jenkinson must sit out after his red card in the 8-2 defeat at Manchester United, and Alex Song and Gervinho are still banned. Tomas Rosicky (knee) is sidelined along with Ryo Miyaichi (calf) while Jack Wilshere and Abou Diaby (both ankle) are longer-term absentees.

Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers will be without deadline-day signings Darnel Situ and Rafik Halliche for the game.

The south Wales club are waiting for international clearance from FIFA before they can field the duo, although fellow new signing Federico Bessone is available.

Defender Alan Tate is beginning his lengthy rehabilitation after breaking his leg in a golf buggy crash, while captain Garry Monk is once again absent with an ongoing foot injury. Craig Beattie is another absentee as the Swans go in search of a first win and goal of the season, the striker out with an ankle injury.

Arsenal (from): Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arshavin, Ramsey, Frimpong, Arteta, Walcott, Van Persie, Fabianski, Santos, Park, Benayoun, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Chamakh, Miquel.

Swansea (from): Vorm, Williams, Taylor, Britton, Orlandi, Graham, Sinclair, Dyer, Dobbie, Routledge, Cotterill, Lita, Moore, Bessone, Moreira, Rangel, Agustien, Gower, Butler, Tremmel.

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Premier League Fixtures

Saturday, 16 August 2014
12:45
Man Utd v Swansea  
15:00
Leicester v Everton  
QPR v Hull City  
Stoke City v A Villa  
West Brom v Sunderland  
West Ham v Tottenham  
17:30
Arsenal v C Palace  
Sunday, 17 August 2014
13:30
Liverpool v Southampton  
16:00
Newcastle v Man City  
Monday, 18 August 2014
20:00
Burnley v Chelsea  

Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Arsenal 0 0 0
2 A Villa 0 0 0
3 Burnley 0 0 0
4 Chelsea 0 0 0
5 C Palace 0 0 0
6 Everton 0 0 0
7 Hull City 0 0 0
8 Leicester 0 0 0
9 Liverpool 0 0 0
10 Man City 0 0 0
11 Man Utd 0 0 0
12 Newcastle 0 0 0
13 QPR 0 0 0
14 Southampton 0 0 0
15 Stoke City 0 0 0
16 Sunderland 0 0 0
17 Swansea 0 0 0
18 Tottenham 0 0 0
19 West Brom 0 0 0
20 West Ham 0 0 0

Updated Thu, 31 Jul 2014

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