The midfield could arguably be the most important area to control in the game against Watford and Unai Emery picking the right men could end up making the difference on Sunday.
Emery got his midfield wrong against Tottenham by going too defensive and his whole formation with the midfield against Liverpool was, well, questionable, he cannot afford to get it wrong again.
There are question marks over the availability of Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torreira but for the purposes of this article, I am going to assume that they will be available.
However, regardless of whether Torreira or Xhaka is fit or not, I would not select them for the game against Watford.
I am also assuming that it will be a three-man midfield, which is what Emery normally selects with the wing-backs of Saed Kolasinac and Ainsley Maitland-Niles complimenting the three in the middle.
I have also taken on board that Alexandre Lacazette is out but I still feel that Arsenal will have a three-man forward line, possibly with Reiss Nelson coming in for Lacazette.
So, my three man midfield would be Matteo Guendouzi, Dabi Ceballos and Joe Willock.
The reasons are simple, Ceballos will be the link up with the front three, he has already shown he can pick out a pinpoint pass and has creativity in abundance.
Guendouzi simply cannot be dropped following his performance against Tottenham and will prowl that midfield area like a tiger looking for food, he has immense energy and will chase down every ball possible.
Then I have Willock because he can not only play the defensive midfield role but when required will push forward.
It was a toss-up between Torriera and Willock for me but I just feel that the young Englishman is more versatile and not as negative as Torreira. As for Xhaka, no, because I do not feel his mind is in the right place right now.
So, that is my midfield three, what do you think?