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Watford vs Arsenal: Premier League Match Preview

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Arsenal will be travelling to Watford on Monday night to get back in top four with a win.

Arsenal lost their last Premier League against Everton away by 1-0. They responded to that defeat by beating Napoli 2-0 at home in their Europa League encounter.

Watford ensured their FA Cup final ticket in their last game. They came back from 2-0 down to beat Wolves 3-2 in Wembley.

Form

Watford – LWLWW

Watford has lost two of their last five games. Both of these defeats came against a top-six side. In their last twenty-three games, Watford has only lost to a top-six side which includes defeats against all the other top six sides but Arsenal in this period. Watford made a stunning come back against Wolves and will be high in confidence.

Arsenal – WWWLW

Arsenal has been in good form lately. Defeat against Everton does blot their recent results card though. Gunners though responded with a sounding win over Napoli in their first leg of UEFA Europa League quarter-finals. Arsenal although doesn’t have a good away record. In their last five away games, they have lost three and drawn one.

Injury/Suspensions

Watford

Jose Holebas, Tom Cleverley and Domingos Quina are all injured, and will miss the game against the gunners. Javi Garcia also has a number of player with minor issues including Deulefeu.

Arsenal

Rob Holding, Hector Bellerin and Danny Welbeck remain the injured absentees for the Gunners. While, Sokratis is suspended for the Watford trip.

Possible Line-up

Watford

Formation: 4-2-2-2

Foster; Janmaat, Cathcart, Mariappa,Masina; Doucoure, Capoue; Hughes, Pereyra; Deeney, Deulofeu.

Arsenal

Formation: 3-4-1-2

Leno; Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Maitland-Niles, Ramsay, Torreira, Kolasinac; Iwobi; Lacazette, Aubameyang.

Possible Outcome

This is gonna be one tricky game. On paper, Arsenal does have a much stronger squad than their opponents. But, Watford will be on a high after their win over Wolves. Add to that Arsenal’s horrible away form in the recent weeks.

So, it’s gonna be a close game and draw might be what we will see in the end. Don’t be surprised if there are any late goals in this game. Watch out for Aubameyang running behind the defence.

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