A slowly improving Arsenal side (W4, L2) who’ve won their last four Premier League games, welcome the surprise package of the season so far in Watford (W4, D1, L1).
Unai Emery has seen success with ‘The Gunners’ over the past few weeks. After losing to Man City and Chelsea at the start of the season, Arsenal have managed six successive victories, across all competitions.
They take their time to get going however, with 67% of their PL goals coming after the half-time whistle.
Meanwhile, Watford are currently ahead of the hosts by a point after enjoying a dream start. At present they stand in a Champions League spot, but Arsenal could leapfrog them with a victory here. The visitors managed five consecutive victories, across all competitions, before the run came to a swift end with a 2-1 home loss to Manchester United. The key to Watford’s success seems to be scoring first, as that was the case in four out of five of those victories.
Emery and Watford boss Javi Gracia have met before in La Liga, with the Arsenal coach unbeaten (W5, D1). In terms of the team H2H, Arsenal have seen victory against Watford in exactly half of their meetings in the top flight (W11, D1, L10).
LIVE STREAMING ARSENAL VS WATFORD 29.9.2018
Stat attack: Nine out of the last ten PL H2Hs have seen over 2.5 goals.
The last five PL H2Hs have both seen goals before half-time.
All of Arsenal and Watford PL games this season have seen more than 1.5 goals.
Six out of Arsenal’s last seven games have seen over 2.5 goals, across all competitions.
Will not play
Referee: Taylor A. (Eng)
Venue: Emirates Stadium (London)