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Arsenal vs Watford: Preview, Team News and Predicted XI

Arsenal are finally back to winning ways as they defeated AC Milan at San Siro on Thursday.

Now this may be a bad news for Watford fans as arsenal will be looking to build up big on the confidence they earned in Italy. Last time these sides met this season at Vicarage road it was certainly a match Watford fans will remember for a long long time. But Arsenal will be looking to take the revenge on the Hornets and Revenge is always sweeter.

If Watford can grind out a victory on Sunday they would become only the third team after Chelsea and Swansea to win back-to-back away Premier League games at Emirates. Chelsea achieved the feat in November 2009 and Swansea City in March 2016.

When and Where?

Watford will visit Emirates Stadium on 5th March, 2018 at 1:30 PM BST.

Team News:

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is expected to be back into starting line-up for the Gunners. Sead Kolasinac and Calum Chambers participation is doubtful with ankle problems and cramps respectively. This Sunday will be too early for Nacho Monreal but can take part in fixture against AC Milan in the reverse leg at Emirates Stadium on 14 March.

Alexandre Lacazette has returned to training but won’t take part until conclusion of next International break.

Arsene Wenger might not play a full strength side with AC Milan fixture on the trot.


READ: Arsenal vs Watford 2017-18: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang vs Troy Deeney


For Watford, midfielder Tom Cleverly is back in full training after recovering from a thigh strain – but it will be too early for him to take part against Arsenal. The visitors will continue to miss the services of Craig Cathcart, Younes Kaboul, Nathaniel Chalobah and Isaac Success.

Who said What?

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: “I want to do well for the fans and want them to go home happy and when I can’t give them that satisfaction I’m unhappy of course. First of all, I dedicated my whole life to winning football matches so when I lose I’m in disastrous shape.”

PREDICTED XI:

Arsenal

Cech
Chambers
Koscielny
Mustafi
Maitland-Niles
Elneny
Xhaka
Wilshere
Mkhitaryan
Iwobi
Aubameyang

(Ozil could be rested for the fixture with playing four games in two weeks and having Gattuso’s side coming in mid-week)

Watford

Karnezis
Janmaat
Prodl
Mariappa
Holebas
Doucoure
Capoue
Deulofeu
Pereyra 
Richardlison
Deeney


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