Barclays Premier League’s week number 32, Arsenal will be entertaining Watford at home and Arsene Wenger will surely be looking to close down the gaps between his side and the leaders Leicester City. Not surprisingly, the team has failed yet again in the second half of the season to compete for the title and for that, Arsene Wenger has been massively criticized. Arsenal had the luck on their side in their last fixture in the league where the Gunners gunned down their rivals Everton at the Goodison Park.
The first fixture where the two sides (Watford and Arsenal) met was at the Vicarage Road where the Arsenal’s veteran Alexis Sanchez scored a brace and Ramsey sealed the victory for the Gunners and the side won with a comfortable margin of three goals to nil. Quique Sánchez Flores’s side will be on the grass of the Emirates to take their revenge. Watford may escape the relegation at the end of the season but they will need a major slice of luck at their side when they face the London’s giants. At one point of the season, Deeney and Ighalo looked like a very vicious duo but eventually they slumped after an impressive run of form.
Arsenal Vs Watford Team news:
Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Mikel Arteta, Petr Cech, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Santi Cazorla, Tomas Rosicky and Mathieu Flamini will all be on the sidelines due to their injuries. Mathieu Flamini who suffered a hamstring injury in the Champions League clash against Barcelona is doubtful about his return.
Looking at the Watford’s side, Ighalo was taken off the field due to injury in their victory over Arsenal in the FA cup tie but is now fit and ready to take on the Gunners.
Arsenal vs Watford possible starting lineups:
Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal
Sanchez, Ozil, Iwobi
Nyom, Cathcart, Prodl, Ake
Capoue, Watson, Behrami
Deeney, Ighalo, Guedioura
Arsenal Vs Watford Key Stats:
Arsenal have won 5 of their last 6 games against Watford in all competitions. Where in the Premier league, the team has a very inconsistent record where they have won 3 of their last games, lost 2 and played a draw.
Watford, currently sitting 14th on the table have lost 4 of their last 6 premier league games and have won just 1 of them.
Arsenal vs Watford Prediction:
Arsene Wenger’s side will do anything to grab all three points from The Hornets while on the other hand, Troy Deeney’s side will be looking to get up front in the Barclays Premier League table and the duo will be working like horses to stun the crowd at Emirates.
This is a must win for the Gunners. If they lose they will surely go out of the title race and the French manager will have so much to answer to the media and their supporters. If the teams show real determination in front of the goal, they surely have a chance to win it again.