Swansea v Arsenal live

PREMIER LEAGUE LIVE: Swansea v Arsenal – follow the action as it happens

Stay up to date with all the action as Swansea host Arsenal at the Liberty Stadium in South Wales. Brendan Rodgers' side have lost only once at home this season – to champions Manchester United – but the Gunners will know they can close the gap at the top with victory today.

Barclays Premier League

Swansea 0 Arsenal 0

Swansea: Vorm, Rangel, Caulker, Williams, Taylor, Dyer, Agustien, Britton, Allen, Sinclair, Graham.

Subs: Tremmel, Routledge, Monk, Lita, Moore, Richards, Sigurdsson.

Arsenal: Szczesny, Djourou, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Miquel, Walcott, Ramsey, Song, Benayoun, Arshavin, van Persie.

Subs: Almunia, Rosicky, Park, Henry, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Squillaci, Yennaris.

Referee: Michael Oliver

3.57: Here we go then: players, officials and mascots are greeted by some flag waving lovelies onto the pitch. Kick-off is imminent…

3.52: Arsenal have been heavily reliant on Robin van Persie's goals this term and Swansea City have conceded only four Premier League goals at home this season,
the fewest in the division. This could be a frustrating afternoon for the Gunners.

3.48: The team news from the Liberty Stadium is thus: Captain Robin van Persie returns to the Arsenal starting line-up after an extended break as Thierry Henry is made to wait for his first Premier League appearance in almost five years against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium.

Theo Walcott and Yossi Benayoun are back in the Gunners' midfield while defender Johan Djourou is recalled after suspension and Per Mertesacker is passed fit after a virus.

Henry, who made a goalscoring second debut against Leeds in the FA Cup on Monday, is on the bench.

Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers is able to field his strongest side as Michel Vorm, Steven Caulker, Scott Sinclair and Joe Allen all came back into the starting XI after being left out of the side for the FA Cup win at Barnsley.

3.46: The teams are in. Eyes right….

3.45pm: Afternoon all and welcome to Sportsmail's coverage of Swansea v Arsenal from the Liberty Stadium in South Wales.

Big news ahead of kick-off is that Thierry Henry starts from the bench today, Arsene Wenger has decided against throwing the club's all-time top goalscorer in the fray from the start.

We're expecting an entertaining game as two of the Barclays Premier League's best passing sides.

And the Gunners can close the gap on Chelsea in fourth place to a point with a win over the Swans whose home form has been most impressive since their promotion last summer.

Title-chasing Tottenham left with a solitary point a couple of weeks ago and only Manchester United have savoured victory here this term.

It's going to be a very interesting game. You can direct your thoughts via two mediums: EMAIL and TWITTER. Many thanks.

Good times: Henry made a huge impact on his return for the Gunners

Good times: Henry made a huge impact on his return for the Gunners