My predicted Arsenal line-up to face Watford – What’s yours?

Predicted lineup of Arsenal against Watford

Mikel Arteta and co welcome D̶i̶l̶l̶y̶ ̶d̶i̶n̶g̶,̶ ̶di̶l̶l̶y̶ ̶do̶n̶g̶  Claudio Ranieri’s Watford this weekend at the Emirates Stadium.

The team in Red and White have been unbeaten since the third matchweek and will be hoping to get another win in the bag.

While the Gunners are three points offthe Champions League spots, The Hornets see themselves at the other end of the table, as they sit just three points off the relegation places.

Thus, it won’t be a straightforward game for any party. Both need points to climb up the table to a more respectable place.

Although Arsenal being on an unbeaten run feels nice, the team is still nowhere near where it needs to be. Being sixth after 10 matchdays is not something to throw a party for.

Fans are naturally hoping for another win, which will be our third in a row in the league

Here’s the predicted lineup of Arsenal for the Sunday’s clash:

The back five is the only place where manager Mikel Arteta has pretty much settled with. Aaron Ramsdale, Takehiro Tomiyasu, Ben White, Gabriel and Kieran Tierney have all been good this campaign.

Despite Tierney missing the last three matches for the Gunners, summer signing Nuno Tavares has slotted in without anyone paying too much attention.

With the former Celtic man is a doubt for the game, Tavares might be the player who again will be given the nod. Arsenal fans won’t be bothered about it because the young Portuguese full-back has been impressive, to say the least.

Some Arsenal fans have been very impressed with Tavares

In defensive midfield, Thomas Partey and Albert Sambi Lokonga will again be expected to partner up. As they say “don’t fix what’s not broken,” so there is no need to make any changes at the center of the park.

If things go awry, you can always bring in Ainsley Maitland-Niles or even Mohamed Elneny.

I also don’t expect to see any changes to the front three behind the center forward. Bukayo Saka, Alexander Lacazette and Emile Smith Rowe deserve to start the match on Sunday, as they did last weekend.

However, no one would be too surprised to see Martin Odegaard at number 10 too, instead of the Frenchman.

And with already nine goal involvements in 10 matches this season, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has all but a guaranteed spot in the starting 11.


Tomiyasu White Gabriel Tavares

Partey Lokonga

Saka Lacazette Smith Rowe


Would you make any changes to that line-up?

Yash Bisht

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  1. For rhe first time since Arteta took charge, I think we will see a consistent selection.
    So I anticipate the line up in the article.

    Hopefully OD on the bench

  2. I believe your starting line-up prediction will come true

    Watford would most likely park the bus. So we might play Odegaard in the second half, if we can’t score

  3. I would prefer Martinelli replaces Saka, Saka needs some rest,


    Tomiyasu White Gabriel Tavares

    Partey Lokonga

    Martinelli Lacazette Smith Rowe


  4. Good line-up. Good test too. Lets see our fire, intensity and relentlessness. I hope Martinelli gets some meaningful minutes.

  5. No problem with the line up,but i think saka need to rest and let see what pepe could do at this moment

  6. …………………..Ramsdale

    Tomiyasu White Gabriel Tavares

    ……………….Partey El Neny

    Saka ………Lacazette …….Smith Rowe


  7. If Saka needs a rest then Odegaard could come in if we’re looking to fill the central areas with creative players and overlap with Tomiyasi from right back, or Pepe could come in if we want to be more direct with him picking up the ball and cutting inside. Or Saka could start. Who knows?

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