Watford v Arsenal – Confirmed lineups – Wenger drops star to bench

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Watford v Arsenal – Confirmed lineups – Wenger drops star playmaker Mesut Ozil to bench

Arsenal take on their London rivals Watford FC today in the Premier League. The clash takes place at Vicarage Road while kick-off is scheduled for 17:30 (GMT).

The Hornets suffered a heavy 6-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City in their last Premier League clash before the international break.

The north London based club come into today’s encounter in a confident mood following their 2-0 win over Brighton a fortnight ago. Arsenal are also on a four game winning run.

Arsene Wenger is facing several injury problems coming into the game. In-form centre-back Shkodran Mustafi has been ruled out after suffering an injury while on international duty with Germany.

The French tactician has dropped star playmaker Mesut Ozil to the bench despite the Germany international recovering from a knee problem during the week.

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Watford v Arsenal – Confirmed lineups

Watford confirmed XI: Gomes (C); Kabasele, Mariappa, Britos; Femenía, Doucouré, Cleverley, Holebas; Pereyra, Gray, Richarlison.

Arsenal confirmed starting XI: Cech, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Monreal, Bellerin, Elneny, Xhaka, Kolasinac, Iwobi, Welbeck, Lacazette