Before every Arsenal fixture, we’ll bring you a Scouting Report on the Gunners’ next opponents.

Former Arsenal midfielder Stewart Robson will give his pre-match view and you can get his post-match verdict in our Talking Tactics feature on Arsenal Player.

Arsène Wenger and his side face Swansea in the Premier League on Sunday so, to find out more, we also asked journalist Gareth Vincent for his thoughts and analysis.

Stewart Robson

"Swansea City's biggest threat will come from wide areas when they welcome Arsenal to the Liberty Stadium on Sunday. In particular Nathan Dyer has been outstanding this season, both with his ability to go past players and with his final pass. Midfielder Leon Britton drops between his centre halves to pick the ball up from Michel Vorm to start Swansea's passing moves. They were brilliant against Aston Villa in attack but their defensive organisation was even better so Arsenal face a tough test."

Scouting Report - Tactics

“I think Swansea have been close to delighted so far to be honest. Obviously they came up from the Championship to the top flight for the first time in three decades and everybody would be thrilled if they just stayed up. So far this season they are looking like doing that and maybe even better. It's all gone extremely well for them so far.

"I think Arsène Wenger will know what to expect from Swansea now. They always line up the same way and have done for the last few years, going back to when Roberto Martinez was manager. The formation is still 4-3-3 with two wide players who are important. Even Thierry Henry picked them out this week for praise! That's the shape whether they are at home or away, playing a top side or a lesser side.

"Their defensive record has been strong this season but I don't think the whole focus should be on the back four particularly. They tend to control possession against a lot of sides, although against Arsenal it will maybe be a bit more of a 50-50 battle. But they do tend to have the majority of the ball against most sides, and as any manager will point out, if you have the ball then the other team can't attack.

"They do use width a lot and in Nathan Dyer, Wayne Routledge and Scott Sinclair they have three wingers in decent form right now. They are a major part of the way Swansea play, absolutely. They only play with one striker up front and the pace that the wide men give the team is crucial to the success they have had.

"I'm sure they would like to score more goals, there is no doubt about that. I guess what Brendan Rogers would say is that they've scored enough goals to be in mid-table. They don't concede too many to have to rack up many goals, and I don't think a team coming up to the Premier League is expected to score freely anyway. The points column is the crucial part and that is looking fine at the moment.

"I think Swansea will be relatively confident going into this one. They played very well against Tottenham in their last home game and that has given them extra belief, as well as winning away from home for the first time in their last game against Aston Villa. Maybe I'll go for a draw in this one."

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    12 Jan 2012