Arsenal are set to take on Watford this weekend and the game is definitely going to be quite a peculiar contest between two sides with varying fortunes
Arsenal will be eager to return to winning ways when they take on Watford on Saturday. The Gunners showed nerves of steel in the North London Derby after they came back from a two goal deficit to earn a draw.
Unai Emery is aware that Arsenal cannot afford to slip up in the top four race and a win over Watford would be an important one. The Hornets are going to welcome Quique Sanchez Flores back to the Vicarage Road following the sacking of Javi Gracia who apparently had to idea that he would be sacked.
Stuck at the bottom of the table with just one point from four games, the Hornets will be put to the test against a resurgent Arsenal side that will be eager not to get too complacent.
Here’s a list of things that could happen on Saturday.
Arsenal to keep a clean sheet
So far this season, Watford have conceded eight goals and scored only twice. This profligacy up front means that Arsenal would be in with a shot of keeping a valuable clean sheet. Even though the Gunners have let in six goals so far this season, Emery would be feeling confident about his defense’s chances of keeping a clean sheet.
While they haven’t had the best of clean sheet records of late, the Gunners would be eager to not let in needless goals.
Aubameyang and Lacazette to combine to great devastation
While there are tons of partnerships in European football, the way Aubameyang and Lacazette combine is something that harks back to the early days of the Premier League when strikers used to form great partnerships.
Last season, the duo combined for around 35 goals and the game against Watford might see the trend come alive again. Aubameyang and Lacazette both have been scoring goals on a regular basis and if they are on song, there’s no telling how bad things could get for Flores on his second coming at the Vicarage Road.
Guendozi to run the rule in the centre
The young Frenchman has really started showing why he is considered a hot property. The former PSG midfielder was in great form against Tottenham and will be given more boost at Vicarage Road where he is expected to see more of the ball and more time with the ball too.
If he is able to stamp his authority on the pitch, the Gunners will be able to really take the game to their hosts.
Pepe to make his mark
While he hasn’t scored or provided an assist in his Arsenal career so far, Nicolas Pepe will be a success and just needs one assist and goal to start what could be a very productive spell. The Ivorian has already shown that he can be a huge threat down the flanks and the game against Watford might see him open his account for the London giants.