With Arsenal desperately needing to win at the weekend, after a difficult start to the Premier League campaign saw us take just a single point from the matches with Liverpool and Leicester City, any kind of boost to our chances is very welcome.
So Arsenal fans will be happy to say that our next opponents Watford suffered a setback to their own confidence and morale yesterday as they crashed out of the EFL cup with a shock defeat at home to Gillingham, a team currently sitting 10th in the third division of English football.
The fact that the Hornets were at home, just as they will be against the Gunners this weekend, is an extra boost as it should help to make their fans nervous. Of course we might not be exactly buzzing with self-belief ourselves but at least we are coming up against a team that is also yet to win this season, with a draw against Southampton and a loss to Chelsea before this league cup exit.
As reported by Sky Sports the new Watford manager Walter Mazzarri publicy roasted his complacent side after last night’s 2-1 reverse and with them having been well beaten by Arsenal in both EPL matches last season they are unlikely to be looking forward to facing us on Saturday.
The big question is, though, can Arsenal take advantage of their problems and get a first win on the board before the international break?