Watford are fourth place in the league table and better the Gunners by one point and two positions, and will be looking to bounce back from disappointing results against Fulham and Manchester United that followed an opening three wins.
|Game||Arsenal vs Watford|
|Date||Saturday, September 28|
|Time||3pm BST / 10am EST|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
In the United States (US), the game will not be shown on television but will be broadcast on NBC Sports Gold.
|US TV channel||Online stream|
|N/A||NBC Sports Gold|
In the United Kingdom (UK), the will not be available to watch on television or livestreamed.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
Squads & Team News
|Defenders||Bellerin, Lichtsteiner, Holding, Mustafi, Mavropanos, Papastathopoulos, Monreal|
|Midfielders||Xhaka, Elneny, Torreira, Guendouzi, Ramsey, Iwobi, Mkhitaryan, Ozil|
|Forwards||Welbeck, Lacazette, Aubameyang|
Sead Kolasinac was included on the substitutes bench against Brentford in the Carabao Cup and also features in the squad to face Watford, while Ainsley Maitland-Niles is still recovering from an injury.
Laurent Koscielny has returned to light training, though Carl Jenkinson is still sidelined.
Arsenal XI: Cech; Bellerin, Holding, Mustafi, Monreal; Torreira, Xhaka; Ramsey, Ozil, Aubameyang; Lacazette.
Subs: Leon, Lichtsteiner, Kolasinac, Guendouzi, Iwobi, Mkhitaryan, Welbeck.
|Defenders||Prodl, Mariappa, Masina, Cathcart, Janmaat, Ceciliano, Holebas, Kabasele|
|Midfielders||Sema, Chalobah, Doucoure, Hughes, Quina, Wilmot, Capoue, Femenia, Pereyra|
|Forwards||Deeney, Success, Gray, Okaka|
Troy Deeney suffered ligament damage in the draw against Fulham, but is ready to startm, while a fresh knee injury for Daryl Janmaat sees Marc deputise at right-back.
Watford XI: Foster; Navarro, Cathcart, Kabasele, Holebas; Hughes, Capoue, Doucoure, Pereyra; Gray, Deeney.
Subs: Gomes, Mariappa, Femenia, Masina, Chalobah, Sema, Success.
Betting & Match Odds
Arsenal are priced at odds of winning 9/20 according to bet 365 , while a draw is available at 41/10. A win for Watford is up for 6/1.
The Gunners will have been rocked by the uncertainty over Aaron Ramsey's future at the club after negotiations for a contract renewal were withdrawn and shelved.
Arsenal have a habit of running down players' contracts until close to their expiry, such as with Mesut Ozil, and Unai Emery has been coy over whether he sees Ramsey as an integral part of his squad going forward.
Watford managed to shock Arsenal and win 2-1 at the death thanks to an injury strike from Deeney at Vicarage Road last season, though the Gunners were able to exact revenge with a 3-0 home win later on in the campaign.
Questions were raised around Emery's capabilities as Arsenal boss following Arsene Wenger's departure and opening consecutive losses against Manchester City and Chelsea, but the north London side seem to have steadied the ship despite some early-season turbulence.
Should Arsenal defeat Watford, they would leapfrog them into fourth place if Tottenham fail to beat Huddersfield.