Gunners have defensive problems ahead of Watford trip

by Eddie Scott October 14, 2017, 0:30
Gunners have defensive problems ahead of Watford trip

Arsenal are 4-0-0 in league play at Vicarage Road, outscoring Watford 11-4.

Watford play host to Arsenal on Saturday evening knowing that three points against the Gunners will move them above their opponents in the Premier League table.

Jack Wilshere was also among the stars in the thick of the action as the midfielder searches for this first league appearance of the season after featuring in the EFL Cup and Europa League.

He missed Arsenal's game against Brighton, and according to The Telegraph, he is yet to return to full training and could miss the trip to Vicarage Road as well.

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The 28-year-old faced a massive disappointment in midweek after Chile failed to qualify for next summer's World Cup finals in Russian Federation.

Arsene Wenger has revealed Shkodran Mustafi is facing up to six weeks on the sidelines.

Chile lost 3-0 to Brazil in their final South American qualifying clash meaning the Copa America holders will not be at Russian Federation next summer.

Wenger said contract talks with German global Ozil, who is in the final year of his deal, were progressing well.

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With the worldwide break over for another month, interest turns once again towards domestic action. A large reason for that was their 6-0 thumping administered by Manchester City on September 16, but Watford regrouped from that heavy defeat by getting four of six points on the road with a win over Swansea City and a draw versus West Bromwich Albion ahead of the global break.

Koscielny has won 19 aerial duels for Arsenal this season. "I will make a check up this morning, but the news we have on him is quite positive". He is very close to being considered like anyone else.

"He didn't play in the first game, and we lost him in the second game against Azerbaijan at home".

Eighth-placed Watford have just one win against Arsenal in eight Premier League meetings but will look to build on their decent start.

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Wenger's men have tightened up at the back also, with four consecutive clean sheets since being torn apart at Anfield.


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