Emirates sets to come alive this weekend, hosting the determining match for the relegation battles in the Premier League. Out of form, Arsenal will contend with hosting a gasping Watford side intent on staying in the Premier League. The match schedules for Sunday with kickoff at 6:00 pm.
Arsenal will be thankful that the 2019/20 campaign is coming to an end. It has been a roller coaster of events for the Gunners. All the woes culminated in the worst season for the side since 25 years ago when they finished out of the top six.
The side witnessed three managerial changes since the start of the season. Former manager Unai Emeri is currently the new manager at Villareal. Interim manager Freddie Ljungberg is part of the coaching staff.
There was new hope under Arteta with sparks of brilliance shown with their wins over Manchester United, Wolves, Liverpool and Manchester City. The Spaniard looks towards owner Kroenke to back him ahead of the opening transfer window.
Watford is currently beneath the dotted line with Championship there next destination in case of a loss at the Emirates. The side recently sacked coach Nigel Pearson after failing to secure the side from relegation battles.
The side will also be hoping that side Aston Villa record a loss to the Hammers, and Bournemouth also count losses at Goodison Park. It is a wide fetch, but the future of the Hornets depends on the Sunday clash.
Arsenal vs. Watford Head to Head
Both sides have 12 games against each other with the Gunners taking home eight wins against three wins for the Hornets. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Aston Villa 1-0 Arsenal
Arsenal 2-1 Liverpool
Tottenham 2-1 Arsenal
Arsenal 1-1 Leicester City
Wolves 0-2 Arsenal
Watford 0-4 Manchester City
West Ham 3-1 Watford
Watford 2-1 Newcastle
Watford 2-1 Norwich
Chelsea 3-0 Watford
Arsenal Team News
Defender Shkodran Mustafi sets to miss out on the fixture with a muscle injury. The future of Mesut Ozil and Guendozi continues to hang in the balance with the duo missing out on most of the games since the restart.
Watford Team News
Former Gunner Danny Welbeck will return to the Emirates for the first time since his departure last season. Winger Deolofeu continues on the sidelines recovering from a ligament rupture. Another injury woe at the club includes right-back, Dimitri.
Prediction and Odds
We expect Watford to come out guns blazing to secure their slot in the Premier League with Arsenal with little to gain from a win.
Goals Under 3.5
Aubameyang to Score