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Tuesday, 18 December, 2018

Flying Gunners may not have it all their own way against Watford

Hornets' strong start to the season is no fluke

Watford's Christian Kabasele celebrates with mascot Harry the Hornet
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3pm Saturday

Arsenal have posted four successive Premier League wins since losing at Manchester City and Chelsea at the start of the season but their performances have not been convincing and they look worth opposing against Watford, who have been one of their bogey teams in recent seasons.

Watford won at the Emirates under Quique Sanchez Flores and Walter Mazzarri and they probably have a better team now than at any stage since rejoining the top flight in 2015.

Their strong start to the season has been no fluke and it may continue this weekend.

Recommendation
Watford or draw double chance
1pt 7-4 bet365

Bet on this match at Soccerbase.com

Team news
Arsenal
Sokratis Papastathopoulos (dead leg) and Henrikh Mkhitaryan (ankle) and Sead Kolasinac (knee) are available but Laurent Koscielny (Achilles) and Carl Jenkinson (ankle) are sidelined.

Watford
Christian Kabasele has won an appeal against a red card he received against Tottenham on Wednesday and is free from suspension. Daryl Janmaat (knee) has joined Tom Cleverley, Stefano Okaka, Miguel Britos and Sebastian Prodl on the sidelines.

Key stat
Watford have won three of their last six matches against Arsenal.

 


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Watford have won three of their last six matches against Arsenal
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