After securing a massive 2-0 win over Leicester City, The Gunners now are 9 matches unbeaten in all competitions and have massive confidence going into the next game as they host Watford at home on Sunday. A win against Watford will get Arsenal closer in their pursuit of the top 4. In this article, we look at the probable starting XI for Arsenal against Watford.
Goalkeeper – Aaron Ramsdale
Coming fresh off a clean sheet against Leicester City in the last league game, the new fan favorite, Aaron Ramsdale is expected to keep his place in the squad. While Leno pProbable Starting XI For Arsenal Against Watfordut out a fantastic display in the Carabao Cup, Ramsdale is the preferred stopper over the German at the moment. Ramsdale will face the likes of Sarr and Joshua King but will be looking to get another clean sheet under his belt.
Defenders – Nuno Tavares, Gabriel, Ben White, Tomiyasu
While one door closed, another opened as Nuno Tavares grabbed an opportunity with both hands in the absence of the injured Kieran Tierney who is still being assessed ahead of the match against Watford. Tavares has done an excellent job in all the games he has featured in and will be looking to impress the manager once again.
The duo of Ben White and Gabriel has provided Arsenal the stability at the back like never before. The physicality of Gabriel and the ball-playing ability of Ben White have struck the perfect balance. Both of them will be looking to keep the Hornet’s attack silent as the Gunners look to get a position result away from home.
Arsenal’s player of the month in September, Takehiro Tomiyasu is just the player Arsenal needed to fill the boots with Bellerin. The Japan international has been putting out brilliant displays consistently ever since he has arrived and has certainly won a place in every Arsenal fans’ heart.
Midfield – Bukayo Saka, Thomas Partey, Sambi Lokonga, Emile Smith-Rowe
After having a sensational game against Leicester, Bukayo Saka will be looking to add to his goal and assist tally against Watford as well. The young sensation has been in fairly good form but is still struggling to find the back of the net, something he would definitely be looking to change on Sunday.
Finding the back of the net for the first time in Arsenal colours against Villa, Thomas Partey will be full of confidence going into the next game. The 28-year-old has been one of the most prominent players for the team under Mikel Arteta and will be hoping to have another good game alongside midfield partner, Sambi Lokonga.
The Man Of The Match in the game against Leicester last week, Arsenal’s star performer Emile-Rowe has been in fantastic form this season. At the age of just 21, he is already one of the most important players in the team as he provides the spark in the attack going forward.
Forwards- Alexandre Lacazette, Aubameyang
Arsenal’s top goalscorer this season and captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be eyeing another goal as puts on his scoring boots.
Aubameyang’s partner in crime, Alexandre Lacazette has been the silent performer in Arsenal’s pacey attack. While he does not find his name on the scoresheet every weekend, he certainly is a huge asset for the team going forward as we look at the probable starting XI for Arsenal against Watford.