Arsenal welcome Watford to Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon as they look to continue their rise in the Premier League table.
Emile Smith-Rowe is in great shape this season.
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The Gunners are enjoying a surprising turnaround under Mikel Arteta after an atrocious start to the season that saw them lose to Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City without scoring a single goal. But the home side are now unbeaten since August and through to the quarter-finals of the Europa Conference League, knocking on the door of the league’s top four.
Watford, meanwhile, won his first away game under new boss Claudio Ranieri in spectacular fashion two days ago, as he came 2-1 to beat Everton 5-2 at Goodison Park . The Italian, however, suffered defeat in his other two games in charge, at home to Liverpool and Southampton.
Here’s everything you need to know about the fixture:
When is it?
The match kicks off at 2pm in the UK on Sunday 7 November, with the match taking place at the Emirates Stadium.
How can I watch it?
The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League in the UK, with coverage starting at 1 p.m.
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Mikel Arteta has only one absent at the moment, with Swiss central midfielder Granit Xhaka out until the New Year with a knee ligament injury. Kieran Tierney could be available again after an ankle injury but may have to wait for a start.
For Watford, defenders Kiko Femenia and Francisco Sierralta both face late fitness tests, which means departures are likely for Adam Masina and Craig Cathcart.
Arsenal: Ramsdale, Tomiyasu, White, Gabriel, Tavares, Saka, Sambi Lokonga, Maitland-Niles, Smith-Rowe, Lacazette, Aubameyang.
Subtitles: Leno, Tierney, Odegaard, Holding, Cedric, Pepe, Elneny, Nketiah, Martinelli.
Watford: Foster, Femenia, N’Koulou, Cathcart, Rose, Sissoko, Sarr, Tufan, Kucka, Bonaventure, King.
Subtitles: Ngakia, Troost-Ekong, Cleverley, Joao Pedro, Masina, Fletcher, Bachmann, Hernandez, Sierralta.
Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)
Arsenal have not lost since August and their resurgence is expected to continue here against a side that have conceded 18 in ten matches. 3-0 at Arsenal.
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