Arsenal travel across London to take on Watford later today as the Premier League makes a welcome return after the international break.
Matchday: Team News – Player Ratings – Match Highlights
Match: Watford v Arsenal
Stadium: Vicarage Road
Kick-Off (GMT): Sat 14 Oct 17:30
It’s a huge match for the Gunners. Every game is a must-win in the Premier League, particularly against the smaller sides and this one is no exception.
Arsenal’s rivals are performing well at the moment and with a generous run of fixtures, Arsene Wenger’s men will need to do the same.
Here’s how we think the Gunners will line up:
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GK) Petr Cech
RCB) Rob Holding
We think Rob Holding will get a rare Premier League start in the absence of Shkodran Mustafi.
CB) Laurent Koscielny
Laurent Koscielny is a doubt but the Frenchman should pull through in time to make the match. If he doesn’t Per Mertesacker be forced into a return to Premier League action.
LCB) Nacho Monreal
The Spaniard will start.
RWB) Hector Bellerin
Hector Bellerin is on a good run of form and will be looking to keep that going.
CM) Granit Xhaka
Xhaka will start.
CM) Aaron Ramsey
Aaron Ramsey has been deployed a little further forward of late with Mohamed Elneny playing in the centre. While there is a chance that could be the case once again in this match, we thing Arsene Wenger will give Ramsey a starting spot after his disappointment over the international break.
LWB) Sead Kolasinac
Sead Kolasinac picked up a knock over the international break but he should return in time for the match.
RAM) Mesut Ozil
We think Mesut Ozil will be given his first Premier League start in a month after returning from an injury.
LAM) Alex Iwobi
Alexis Sanchez has rarely started after returning from international duty and we don’t think that will change today. Alex Iwobi has played well lately and deserves a starting spot.
ST) Alexandre Lacazette
The Frenchman will undoubtedly play.