Arsenal v Watford: match preview

Arsenal’s world appears strangely serene and they can press their new-found claim for a top-four place if they defeat a patchy Watford. Kieran Tierney may sit out for one more match: the left-back is back in training but still experiencing pain in his ankle and Nuno Tavares has proved a capable deputy. Watford’s unexpected five-goal haul at Everton in their most recent away outing earned valuable credit in their survival bid, but given it sat in between disappointing home reverses to Liverpool and Southampton there is no telling which face Claudio Ranieri’s team will display this time. Nick Ames

Sunday 2pm Sky Sports Premier League

Venue Emirates Stadium

Last season n/a

Referee Kevin Friend

This season G3 Y17 R0 5.66 cards/game

Odds H 2-5 A 7-1 D 4-1

Subs from Leno, Hein, Okonkwo, Chambers, Marí, Holding, Soares, Tierney, Kolasinac, Elneny, Maitland-Niles, Pépé, Ødegaard, Balogun, Martinelli, Nketiah

Doubtful Tierney (ankle)

Injured Xhaka, (knee, Jan)

Suspended None

Discipline Y13 R1


Leading scorer Aubameyang 4

Subs from Elliot, Fletcher, Baah, Pedro, Gosling, Louza, Bachmann, Femenía, Rose, Nkoulou, Tufan, Hernández, Sierralta

Doubtful Femenía (hip), Sierralta (hamstring)

Injured Etebo (quadriceps, Mar), Kabasele (hamstring, unknown), Sema (knock, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y22 R0


Leading scorer Sarr 4