Premier League team news: Swansea v Arsenal

Captain Ashley Williams is a major doubt for Swansea. Photo: PA

Captain Ashley Williams is a major doubt ahead of Swansea's Premier League clash with Arsenal.

The Wales defender has been struggling with an ankle injury and manager Michael Laudrup says he has less than a 50 per cent chance of featuring against the Gunners, with Jordi Amat set to deputise.

Pablo Hernandez will again miss out to due to a hamstring injury.

Arsenal will give fitness tests to midfielder Aaron Ramsey (thigh) and Mathieu Flamini (shoulder) ahead of Saturday's Barclays Premier League trip to Swansea.

England forward Theo Walcott has responded well to surgery on a minor abdominal problem, but is now set for up to five weeks recovery time.

Czech playmaker Tomas Rosicky (thigh) could return for next week's Champions League game against Napoli, but Santi Cazorla (ankle), Yaya Sanogo (back), Lukas Podolski (hamstring), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Abou Diaby (both knee) are all out.

Provisional squads:

Swansea: Vorm, Amat, Taylor, Flores, Williams, Britton, Shelvey, Michu, Bony, Dyer, Lamah, Routledge, Monk, Tiendalli, De Guzman, Canas, Rangel, Pozuelo, Vazquez, Tremmel, Davies.

Arsenal: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Gnabry, Flamini, Ozil, Ramsey, Wilshere, Giroud, Fabianski, Monreal, Arteta, Miyaichi, Fabianski, Jenkinson, Vermaelen, Bendtner, Frimpong.