No Michu for Swansea

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has left top scorer Michu on the bench for today’s FA Cup third-round tie against Arsenal at the Liberty Stadium.

No Michu for Swansea

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup has left top scorer Michu on the bench for today’s FA Cup third-round tie against Arsenal at the Liberty Stadium.

The 14-goal Spaniard has made way with Laudrup shuffling his pack ahead of Wednesday’s Capital One Cup semi-final first leg at Chelsea as Dwight Tiendalli, Kyle Bartley, Ki Sung-yueng and Nathan Dyer all come into the starting line-up.

Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey has been handed a start for the Gunners, with Per Mertesacker coming in for Thomas Vermaelen in defence and Olivier Giroud preferred to Lukas Podolski in attack.

Swansea: Vorm, Tiendalli, Chico, Bartley, Davies, Dyer, Britton, de Guzman, Ki, Routledge, Graham.

Subs: Tremmel, Michu, Hernandez, Monk, Shechter, Rangel, Agustien.

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Wilshere, Ramsey, Walcott, Giroud, Cazorla.

Subs: Martinez, Vermaelen, Rosicky, Podolski, Andre Santos, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Coquelin.

Referee: Howard Webb.

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