Watford vs Arsenal – Match Preview – Watford host Arsenal in the Premier League action this Saturday in the late kick-off.
Both sides are sitting comfortably in the top half of the Premier League table; with only one point separating the two. Arsenal beat a struggling Brighton at the Emirates Stadium in their previous outing. Goals from Alex Iwobi and Nacho Monreal proving the difference.
Watford managed to grab a draw away to West Brom in dramatic fashion. After quickly going two down in the first twenty minutes, a goal from Abdoulaye Doucoure and a 95th minute equaliser from Richarlison saved the Hornets a point and illustrated their never say die attitude.
The hosts enter the game on the back of some mixed form. Their goal difference took a big hit a few weeks back with a 6-0 thrashing at the hands of the ruthless Manchester City, but they quickly turned things around with a 2-1 victory away to Swansea. Since appointing Marco Silva, there is no doubt that Watford have become a more entertaining team to spectate. They have scored 11 goals in their seven Premier League matches thus far this campaign and they will pose a big threat to this Arsenal defence. Richarlison has been in fine form with many defenders struggling to contain his quick feet and lightning pace.
Arsene Wenger has enjoyed a fine run of form with Arsenal lately. His side scored four against BATE in the Europa League and saw hot-cold striker Theo Walcott bag a brace out in Belarus. However, off the field murmurs have led to the French manager admitting he could sell Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez during the January transfer window.
Whilst they are still definitely Arsenal players, they will play big parts in the match this weekend away at Vicarage Road. New signing Alexandre Lacazette has been a tremendous introduction to the North London club as his natural finishing abilities has seen him quickly become one of the first names on the team sheet. Whilst the attack hasn’t been an issue, the defence has. Although they have been unfortunate with injuries, Arsenal’s lack of squad depth has seen some shaky defensive performances from some out of position defenders. Watford do pose a threat to the backline who have struggled with any pace in behind.
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