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Watford vs Arsenal: Ozil and Welbeck back in contention

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Watford vs Arsenal: Ozil and Welbeck back in contention


We are back from International break, and lots of up’s and down’s happening for National teams in last two weeks. But, Premier League returns.

Arsenal will look to continue their four-match unbeaten run and get into the top four. On the other side, Watford will be looking to continue impressing and cement their place in the upper half of the table.

Arsene Wenger side is yet to enter books away from home this season. But at the same time Marco Silva’s team have struggled at home.

This fixture will be ‘tricky’ for Arsenal as Watford are looking dangerous this season but Arsenal have found their form lately.

When and Where?

Fixture: Watford vs Arsenal
League: Premier League
Location: Vicarage Road
Time: 10 PM IST

What is the latest team news?

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Watford’s Nathaniel Chalobah is to be on the injury list for a ‘long-time’. He has undergone a knee surgery. Chalobah had to withdraw from England squad after he received his maiden call-up for the Three Lions.

The availability of Younes Kaboul is doubtful as he is still working his way back from hamstring injury.

Craig Cathcart and Mauro Zarate are on their road to recovery from knee problems.

Arsenal continue their love story with injuries. Big names are set to miss the match and Arsene Wenger has got some real headaches to pick the team.

Shkodran Mustafi will be out of contention after suffering hamstring injury representing Germany. Mesut Ozil is expected to be back after being rested throughout the International break.

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Koscielny had to pull out from French National squad with Achilles problem, but is expected to be available for the weekend.

Jeremy Wilson of Daily Telegraph has given injury update on Laurent Koscielny:

“Koscielny has been managing the problem for several seasons and, although he had not joined in full training at the start of the week, the intention is for him to resume with the squad ahead of Saturday.

Koscielny’s possible return has taken added importance this week amid Shkodran Mustafi’s definite absence following a thigh injury while playing for Germany that is expected to result in a relatively long-term issue.”

There are intense speculations over Sead Kolasinac after he was withdrawn at half-time representing Bosnia and Herzegovina. But, there ain’t been any injury concerns over him as nothing was revealed in press neither by his club nor country. Therefore, he is expected to be fit and available.

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Danny Welbeck could make his return from injury.

Watford vs Arsenal – Match Facts:

  • Arsene Wenger vs Watford (last ten matches):
    Wins 8
    Losses 2
    Draw 0
  • Watford haven’t won in any of their home games this season.
  • Arsenal have not netted an away goal this season.

Probable Lineups:

Watford
Gomes
Femenia
Mariappe
Kabasele
Holebas
Doucoure
Capoue
Carrillo
Cleverley
Richarlison
Deeney

Arsenal
Cech
Holding
Koscielny
Monreal
Bellerin
Xhaka
Ramsey
Kolasinac
Wilshere
Alexis
Lacazette


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