I am not trying to suggest that Arsenal only need to turn up to Vicarage Road on Saturday evening to come away with all three points against Watford, because we have learned to our cost many times in the past, and also during this current season, that you van never afford to be complacent and take victory over any team for granted.
Having said that, the Hornets should not be able to stop the Gunners carrying on our excellent Premier League form if we do turn up with the right attitude. They have drawn a lot of praise from the football media in England this season and having only lost two EPL games after being promoted from the Championship you can understand that.
However, they have only won two as well and they were against rock bottom Newcastle and against a Swansea City side that had gone off the boil after a strong start. Watford’s last two league games saw them draw at home with fellow Premier League new boys Bournemouth and before that they lost at home to Crystal Palace.
Plus their style should suit Arsenal as they like to pass the ball and will be under pressure to come forward in front of their home fans. Watford’s decent start in the league has been largely built on a solid defence. Their seven goals conceded is the joint lowest along with Tottenham, Man City, Crystal Palace and, of course, Arsenal.
With players like Ozil, Cazorla, Walcott and Alexis in fine form, you would expect Arsenal to be able to break them down and at the other end they have struggled, with their six goals also the lowest amount scored, so even if Koscielny is not quite ready to return we should be able to keep them out.
The question is, will we approach the game in the right way and get the points that should be coming our way?