4-3-2-1: Wenger To Make 3 Changes | Expected Arsenal XI vs Watford

By on March 9, 2018


Arsenal will be hoping to build on the Europa League win over AC Milan when we welcome Watford to the Emirates on Sunday afternoon.

Here is the side think Arsene Wenger will select for the game:

Goalkeeper: David Ospina kept a rare clean sheet last night but I still think we’ll see him make way with Petr Cech recalled despite making two mistakes against Brighton last weekend.

Defence: We have concerns at left-back as Nacho Monreal once again misses out with a back injury while Sead Kolasinac was forced off with an ankle injury last night.

Wenger hasn’t ruled the Bosnian international out just yet but he’s a major doubt so it looks like Ainsley Maitland-Niles is set for a recall on Sunday.

Hector Bellerin is still missing with a knee problem so Calum Chambers is expected to continue at right-back despite suffering from cramp against AC Milan.

Shkodran Mustafi and Laurent Koscielny were in much better form last night so let’s hope they can build on their displays in the Europa League.

Midfield: Aaron Ramsey was excellent against Milan and took his goal superbly well so we should see the Welsh international keep his place in midfield on Sunday.

Granit Xhaka looked far more impressive just sitting in front of the defence last night so fingers crossed Wenger tells him to repeat that performance against Watford.


I thought Jack Wilshere had a mixed game against Milan as he got in to some good positions but didn’t really influence the game as much as he should have. However, I’d still expect him to keep his place on Sunday.

Attack: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is set for a recall after being ineligible to play in Europe and he’ll replace Danny Welbeck after he drew another blank in front of goal last night.

Alexandre Lacazette is back in light training after knee surgery but the Frenchman won’t be available until after the international break.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan opened his account for Arsenal with a lovely goal last night so let’s hope that kick starts his career at the Emirates and he should keep his place in attack.

Mesut Ozil was back to his best against Milan with two superb assists so let’s pray he now hits a bit of form as he’s been poor by his standards in recent games.

Here is how I think we’ll see Arsenal line-up:

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