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Confirmed Arsenal team for tough trip to Watford – Makeshift defence fails to fill confidence

Unai Emery has named his Arsenal starting XI for today’s tough encounter at Vicarage Road, and the defence raises plenty of question marks.

Laurent Koscielny finds himself paired with the youngster Mavroponos, with the heavily criticised Shkodran Mustafi fielded at right-back, and the selected players, paired with a return to 4-4-2 which we had been struggling in prior to the change to playing wing-backs, is frightening.

Five things Arsenal must do to collect all three points against Watford

The game against Watford has been upped a few notches with wins for Tottenham and Man Utd at the weekend, it was helpful that Chelsea lost but dropped points for us this evening could prove to be catastrophic with so few games left.

Even if Arsenal lose to Watford, we mustn’t give up on the Top Four

Time to play a game of ‘what if we lose this evening against Watford?’ It would be a blow for sure but not the end of the world and we would still certainly be bang in the middle of a top-four position and in my opinion, still favourites to finish in a Champions League spot.

The three changes Arsenal need to make to start winning away


Arsenal are involved in two footballing contests remaining this season. The first is a 4-team dog fight for two remaining places that guarantee Champions League football next season. Of course, this is assuming that the first two slots will be taken up by either Manchester City and Liverpool. The other contest is winning the Europa League.

Arsenal must start with this midfield to beat Watford – Who would you choose?

Troy Deeney famously claimed that Arsenal lacked cojones when Watford beat us 2-1 back in October 2017 and the truth is, at that time, he had a point but those words may well come back to haunt him this evening when we visit Vicarage Road.

This is what Deeney actually said

The three biggest dangers facing Arsenal against Watford

The game against Watford on Monday evening will not be easy for Arsenal, there are many challenges that we have to overcome and not just in our opponents but also in ourselves, not least our mental state when it comes to playing away from home.

The Arsenal and Watford managers need to put their friendship aside on Monday night

In their owns words, Unai Emery and Javi Gracia open up about each other

On Monday night two Spaniards, two friends, two men with their own agendas, meet in a game that could be pivotal to their respective end of season success, or not as may be the case.