Ahead of match day 30 in the Premier League, Sportsmail is providing all you need to know, with the team news, provisional squads, Opta stats and betting odds. Here is all the information you need for Arsenal’s 3pm kick off with Watford at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal vs Watford (Emirates Stadium)
Arsenal will be sweating on the fitness of a number of players ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash against Watford.
Hector Bellerin (knee) missed the 2-0 Europa League win at AC Milan on Thursday and is unlikely to recover in time while Nacho Monreal (back) is also expected to be absent.
Alexandre Lacazette (knee) is missing while both Sead Kolasinac and Calum Chambers came off injured in Italy. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is available for selection having been ineligible in Europe.
Arsenal provisional squad
Ospina, Cech, Holding, Mustafi, Chambers, Bellerin, Koscielny, Mertesacker, Nelson, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles, Xhaka, Elneny, Wilshere, Ramsey, Ozil, Iwobi, Mkhitaryan, Welbeck, Aubameyang, Nketiah.
Hector Bellerin (right) is set to miss Saturday’s visit of Watford due to a knee problem
Watford team news
Watford will still be without midfielder Tom Cleverley for Sunday’s Premier League trip to Arsenal.
Cleverley has returned to training following a thigh injury which has sidelined him since January, but will not be ready for the visit to the Emirates.
Craig Cathcart is back in light training following his knee problem but remains out along with Nathaniel Chalobah (knee), Younes Kaboul (foot) and Isaac Success (knee).
Watford provisional squad
Karnezis, Janmaat, Prodl, Mariappa, Holebas, Doucoure, Capoue, Pereyra, Hughes, Deeney, Richarlison, Gomes, Britos, Kiko, Zeegelaar, Gray, Carrillo, Okaka
- Premier League
- Premier League
- League One
- League Two
- Scottish Premiership
- Scottish Div 1
- Scottish Div 2
- Scottish Div 3
- Ligue 1
- Serie A
- La Liga
Key match stats
(Supplied by Opta)
After winning their first seven Premier League games against Watford, Arsenal have lost their last two against the Hornets in the Premier League.
In all competitions, Watford have won two of their last three games at the Emirates, and have won four of their last seven away at Arsenal (L3).
The Hornets could become only the third side to win back-to-back away Premier League games at the Emirates, after Chelsea in November 2009 and Swansea in March 2016.
The Gunners haven’t failed to score in any of their last 11 games against Watford in all competitions.
Since beating Arsenal 2-1 in January 2017, Watford have lost their last six Premier League games in London, conceding 17 goals in that run (2.8 per game).
Meanwhile, Arsenal have conceded in each of their last 11 Premier League games. They last had a longer run without a top-flight clean sheet between April and October 1988 (12 games).
Troy Deeney has scored the winning goal in both of Watford’s last two games
The north Londoners have also lost their last three Premier League games, last losing four in a row back in March 1995 under Stewart Houston.
Javi Gracia’s side have won their last two Premier League games, last winning three in a row in December 2015 (a run of four).
Troy Deeney has scored the winning goal in both of those wins, with the scoreline being 1-0 both times. The last time a team won three successive Premier League games 1-0, with the same player scoring the winner each time was Liverpool and Daniel Sturridge in September 2013.
Alex Iwobi has scored in both of his home league appearances against Watford. Indeed, against no Premier League side has he scored more goals than he has vs the Hornets (2, same as Crystal Palace).
ARSENAL vs WATFORD
(Subject to change)
Head-to-Head league record
Arsenal wins 7
Watford wins 2
Recent league form
(Latest result first)