The Premier League is expected to return this weekend after the international break with Liverpool and Newcastle United opening. Struggling Brighton & Hove Albion hosts Burnley the same time as Manchester United playing hosts to third place Leicester City. Sheffield United and Southampton, Spurs vs. Crystal Palace and Wolves Chelsea would also go down on Saturday afternoon.
Norwich City and defending champs Man City meet later that day. Bournemouth and Everton face off on Sunday afternoon before last on the table side Watford hosts the Gunners.
After four games, the Hornets have only picked up a point this term. Brighton, Everton and West Ham have defeated them. Newcastle equalized in the last game, stopping them from claiming all points from the fixture. While they would be looking for an upset, the Gunners are 12/1 on Sky Bet to win 3-1. The game is expected to be physical and aggressive.
With Quique Sanchez Flores back in the crew, he would be expected to help the club back up after a poor start. Unai Emery knows his opponents would be under pressure to get the results at home so the Spaniard would line up his matchday squad to withstand a pacy and physical side.
The front two in Pierre-EmerickAubameyang and Nicholas Pepe should lead the line, with Alex Lacazette possibly on the sidelines. The Frenchman only suffered a cramp in the Spurs game but Emery might play safe by starting him later on in the game.
Victory at Vicarage Road would take Arsenal back to the Top Four especially if other results go their way. While Rob Holding could get some minutes against Watford, fans would have to wait longer to see Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney in action. However, the future looks good for the Gunners as per squad depth.