Coquelin, Sanchez and Gabriel will be vital for Arsenal against Watford

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Watford and Arsenal go head-to-head this weekend so which Gunners could play a significant role?

Arsenal take on Watford at Vicarage Road on Saturday with Arsene Wenger’s side looking to build on their brilliant 3-0 victory against Manchester United prior to the international break.

The Gunners have the chance to leapfrog current league leaders Manchester City if results go their way but Watford will not be easy opponents, especially in their own backyard.

Here we take a look at three Arsenal players who will be key if they are to finish the match victorious:

Gabriel Paulista

With Laurent Koscielny set for a late fitness test, his fellow centre-back Gabriel Paulista could be more important than ever this weekend.

The former Villarreal player has impressed in recent weeks and he will need to be strong to keep Watford’s forward-line at bay, with Troy Deeney working exceptionally hard this season and his strike partner Odion Ighalo benefitting thus far.

Francis Coquelin

Arsenal are likely to come up against former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Etienne Capoue and he in turn will be battling fellow Frenchman Francis Coquelin in the centre of the field.

Coquelin has not been at his best this season but he still remains vital for Arsenal, especially with Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini current injury concerns.

Alexis Sanchez

Arsenal have a minor doubt over the fitness of Alexis Sanchez following the latest round of international matches, but he should be available and Wenger will certainly be hoping so after his outstanding return to form.

The Chilean took his time scoring his first goal of the season but after his hat-trick against Leicester City he has not looked back.

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