Arsenal take on Watford at the Emirates this Sunday, where they will be aiming to continue their win streak.
After three consecutive wins in the league, the Gunners are going to host a rather tough opponent in Watford this weekend. The Hornets are currently placed in the 4th position and have certainly impressed winning 4 of the 6 matches so far in the league. Arsenal will have to play their best XI to continue their impressive run of form.
Here we predict how Unai Emery’s men are going to lineup against Watford:
Petr Cech was awarded the Man of the Match against Everton and will be expected to start ahead of Bernd Leno. Cech pulled off a number of stunning saves and secured his spot as No.1 for the Londoners.
The centre-back pairing will consist of Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Shkodran Mustafi. The former returns from injury and will replace Rob Holding in the defense. Héctor Bellerín will return in the starting XI and will pair up with his Spanish counterpart, Nacho Monreal. Bellerin comes in place of Stephan Lichtsteiner who didn’t look as comfortable going forward in Arsenal’s 3-1 mid-week win over Brentford City in the Carabao cup.
Sokratis is fit for Saturday’s match against Watford. Big boost. pic.twitter.com/D7VDerl6WX
— Chris Wheatley (@ChrisWheatley_) September 26, 2018
The midfield will consist of Aaron Ramsey, Lucas Torreira and Granit Xhaka. Torreira provides the balance needed in the midfield and allows Xhaka to assume a more creative and attacking role. Aaron Ramsey looks congenial in the midfield and has bagged 2 assists in the league.
The attack looks lethal as ever with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette starting with Mesut Özil in support. The attacking duo of Aubameyang and Lacazette have already managed 4 goals and 1 assist between them and will definitely test the Watford defense.
Even Man United beat Watford so I want no excuses from Arsenal this weekend.
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) September 28, 2018
Alex Iwobi and Danny Welbeck also seem to enjoy life under Unai Emery with the former managing two goals in the previous game against Brentford City. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see them come on as substitutes having managed 2.5 and 2.73 key passes in the premier league.