Arsenal vs Watford: TV channel, live stream, team news & preview

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The Gunners will be aiming to register their fifth consecutive Premier League win in a row, while Watford will be eager to bounce back from a loss

Arsenal will be hosting Watford at the Emirates on Saturday, fresh off a five-game winning streak that included a win against Brentford in the Carabao Cup.

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
N/A N/A

Squads & Team News


Position Arsenal players
Goalkeepers Cech, Leno
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.

Position Watford players
Goalkeepers Gomes, Foster
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.

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Match Preview


Troy Deeney Jose Holebas Watford

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.

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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.

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