The one big decision Wenger must make for Watford encounter

Watford Vicarage Road 2

Arsenal travel to Vicarage Road to take on newly-promoted Watford on Saturday.

Arsenal follow up the second international break of the season with a short trip to newly-promoted Watford, a game in which boss Arsene Wenger will expect nothing less than three points.

The Gunners had an extremely successful international break which is a rarity these days - just ask Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini after Sergio Aguero and David Silva picked up injuries.

A number of players found the back of the net, including Alex Sanchez, Aaron Ramsey, Santi Cazorla, Olivier Giroud plus England internationals Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The Gunners’ attacking riches certainly is the envy of most in the Premier League, although it does leave Wenger with a rather repetitive selection headache come game time.

Against Watford, the Frenchman has some key decisions to make but arguably the biggest is whether he sticks to the team which beat Manchester United so comprehensively or goes with form.

Assuming Mesut Ozil and Sanchez occupy two of the attacking midfield positions and Walcott keeps his place upfront, that leaves one other spot open and it has become a bit of a dilemma.

Ramsey, while not overly influential in that win over United, is a consistent player for the Gunners, but Oxlade-Chamberlain must be wondering what he has to do to get a start.

The former Southampton youngster scored one goal and assisted another for England, yet on the domestic front he has been given little opportunity to impress with just two Premier League starts.

Oxlade-Chamberlain heads into the Watford clash arguably in better shape than Ramsey, but should that prompt Wenger to change a winning team? It’s a dilemma.

The Hornets aren’t blessed with great pace at the back which may suit starting Oxlade-Chamberlain over Ramsey, though if the hosts drop deep enough, that may eliminate his best attribute and biggest threat.

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