Strong 4-2-3-1 line-up: Predicted Arsenal side to play Watford

Here is how we predict Arsenal and Watford will line up this weekend:

To be played on Saturday 2nd April 2016 at 14:00. Venue: Emirates Stadium, London

Odds: Arsenal 1/3, Draw 4/1, Watford 8/1

Arsenal welcome Watford to the Emirates Stadium this weekend as both sides return to domestic matters after the recent international break.

The Gunners will be seeking revenge of sorts after the Hornets dumped them out of the FA Cup at the quarter-final stage earlier this month, but Arsene Wenger’s side will not be taking their visitors lightly.

Arsenal are currently third in the Premier League table, six points behind second-placed Tottenham Hotspur and four clear of fourth-placed Manchester City.

As for Watford, they are 14th in the table, 11 points clear of the relegation zone and four points outside the top 10 with seven matches remaining.

In early team news, Arsenal are without Petr Cech, Aaron Ramsey, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Santi Cazorla, Tomas Rosicky and Jack Wilshere, while Mathieu Flamini is unlikely to feature.

As for Watford, they cannot call on Tommie Hoban or Rene Gilmartin while Joel Ekstrand is lacking match fitness.

With all that in mind here is how we expect the two teams to line up on Saturday:

Arsenal predicted lineup

  • David Ospina
  • Héctor Bellerín
  • Gabriel Paulista
  • Laurent Koscielny
  • Nacho Monreal
  • Francis Coquelin
  • Mohamed Elneny
  • Alex Iwobi
  • Mesut Özil
  • Alexis Sánchez
  • Danny Welbeck

Watford predicted lineup

  • Heurelho Gomes
  • Nathan Aké
  • Miguel Britos
  • Craig Cathcart
  • Nyom
  • Valon Behrami
  • Etienne Capoue
  • Jurado
  • Mario Suárez
  • Troy Deeney
  • Odion Ighalo

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