EPL 2016/17: Watford Vs Arsenal - Team News, Predicted line-up

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London, August 27: English Premier League giants Arsenal FC visit Vicarage stadium on Saturday (August 27) evening to face Watford FC in a crucial game week 3 encounter.

It is a must win game for Arsene Wenger's stadium as they are yet to collect full three points this season. After losing the opening match against Liverpool 4-3, they managed a 0-0 draw against reigning champions Leicester City. 

Arsenal players celebrate after scoring against Liverpool (Image courtesy: Arsenal FC Twitter handle)

They are struggling at the bottom half of the league table, very unusual of the Gunners who are among the title contenders in the league.

Watford's start to the season too has been pretty bad as they are yet to win a game. They started the season with a draw against Southampton and lost the second match against Chelsea FC. 

Last week they came very close to bag full three points as Etiene Capoue's goal had gave them the lead. Unfortunate for them that Eden Hazard and Diego Costa scored in the ending moments to snatch away three points.

Team News

Walter Mazzarri is likely to field his team in 3-5-2 formation. He made quite a few changes in the starting line-up during the midweek game in the English Football League Cup against Gillingham. But today, he will likely stick to the same XI who had played against Chelsea last week.

Arsene Wenger most likely will bring in star attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil in the starting XI. The German superstar had joined the squad way back but Wenger did not field him as he joined late from the Euros. But now that two weeks have gone past and Arsenal's performance is not upto the mark, Ozil will be back in the starting XI.

The rest of the players are likely to remain unchanged with Alexis Sanchez as the front striker.

Predicted XIs

Watford FC starting XI

Goalkeeper: Heurelho Gomes

Defenders: Younes Kaboul, Sebastian Prodl, Miguel Britos

Midfielders: Etiene Capoue, Valon Behrami, Daryl Janmaat, Juan Zuniga, Adlene Guedioura

Strikers: Troy Deeney, Odion Ighalo

Arsenal FC predicted xi formation

Arsenal FC starting XI

Goalkeeper: Petr Cech

Defenders: Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding, Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal

Midfielders: Granit Xhaka, Franics Coquelin; Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Mesut Ozil, Theo Walcott

Striker: Alexis Sanchez

Watford FC predicted xi formation

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