Former Arsenal youngster Kyle Bartley could face them this afternoon

Kyle Bartley looks set to replace Federico Fernandez for Swansea City.

Arsenal take on Swansea City this evening at the Liberty Stadium, and it may not just be goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski facing his former team.

Unfortunately for Swansea their in form centre back Federico Fernandez is out of action after picking up an injury in training this week. The Argentine international has been superb since arriving from Napoli in the summer, his absence will be sorely missed.

But with his absence there presents a chance to a former Arsenal man to go up against the club where he learnt his trade in the form of Kyle Bartley.

Jordi Amat has been injured for the past couple of months and despite him potentially being back for the game it looks as though Bartley will get the job.

Bartley was at Arsenal from 2007 until 2012, after joining the club from Bolton Wanderers at the age of 16.

However he never held down a first-team place at Arsenal. He spent time on loan at Sheffield United and Rangers in that time but only played once for the club, in a game against Olympiakos in the Champions League back in 2009.

But despite being a favourite of Arsene Wenger's it was clear he would never cut it at the club. So last summer he joined Swansea for £1 million.

He has barely featured for Swansea since his move, so he will certainly be hoping to get a chance against the club who never truly gave him the chance to shine in North London.

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