Even this early in the new Premier League season a lot of people are looking at this Arsenal match away to Watford as a must win game. THere is still plenty of time for the Gunners to mount a proper challenge for the Premier League title, but after we gained just a single point from the first two games we really need all three today to give the whole club a lift heading into the international break.
Our hopes of getting this vital win are boosted by the inclusion of the assist king Mesut Ozil after some doubts about him being fit enough to start the game after a brief appearance from the bench last week, but Arsene Wenger has not received the same boost from our first choice centre forward, with Olivier Giroud starting the game from the bench.
Bellerin, Holding, Koscielny, Monreal
Oxlade-Chamberlin, Ozil, Sanchez
Subs: Ospina, Gibbs, Chambers, Wilshere, Coquelin, Elneny, Giroud.
We will have to wait and see whether the boss persists with the so far unproductive experiment of playing Alexis Sanchez through the middle in the bif Frenchman’s absence but I presonally hope he does not and it is Theo Walcott starting as our central striker, with the Chilean on one side and the Ox on the other.
THis is the first time we will see Xhaka and Cazorla starting in midfield and the way they play could decide the outcome of the match, as could the new defensive pairing of Holding and Koscielny.
With the transfer situation finally looking sorted, can the Gunners get the win we need to make the next two weeks a lot happier for us Gooners?