A 5-0 win at Southampton on Saturday means Arsenal have failed to win just one of their last seven competitive outings. The welcome of Watford provides them with the ideal chance to continue their good form ahead of Saturday’s trip to Chelsea.
Watford crashed out of the FA Cup at the weekend and now have won just once in their last nine outings. The Hornets have lost just one of their last six meetings with the Gunners and are expected to struggle at the Emirates on Tuesday night.
Arsenal come into the fixture as overwhelming favourites and should win here.
Arsenal – Mohamed Elneny is unavailable due to his participation in the Africa Cup of Nations with Egypt. Naija and Bet
Santi Cazorla, Mathieu Debuchy and Yaya Sanogo are all ruled out for the Gunners, while Granit Xhaka serves the second of a four-match ban.Danny Welbeck impressed against Southampton, but could drop to the bench here as Arsene Wenger manages his recovery accordingly.
Watford – Jose Holebas is suspended for the visitors, while Odion Ighalo is on the cusp of a move to China.
Valon Behrami, Roberto Pereyra and Nordin Amrabat are all ruled out here.
Costel Pantilimon, Isaac Success and Christian Kabasele are doubts and will be assessed closer to kick off.
Arsenal have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 8 matches against Watford in all competitions.
Arsenal are undefeated in 29 of their last 32 matches in Premier League.
Arsenal have won 8 of their last 9 matches against Watford in all competitions.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 8 of Arsenal’s last 10 Premier League games.
Arsenal have scored at least 2 goals in 7 of their last 8 matches against Watford in all competitions.
Arsenal have scored at least 2 goals in their last 4 matches (Premier League).
Watford have failed to win their last 7 away matches (Premier League).
Watford have conceded at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 away matches (Premier League).