Arsene Wenger aims subtle swipe at Joachim Low after Shkodran Mustafi's injury


The road team won both matches last season, with Sanchez and Ozil scoring five minutes apart late in the first half of a 3-1 triumph at Vicarage Road. "He can open space, he can play in tight areas and can get out of them". The midfield is very strong for Watford and I think that will determine this game.

Alexandre Lacazette to continue his fine goal scoring run and claim the first goal is 15/4.

The summer signing found himself out of the side towards the end of August, but the French worldwide now has four goals from eight appearances and is now regarded as one of the first names on the teamsheet.

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.

And, having returned to London to be checked over by Arsenal medics, the 25-year-old has now been ruled out until at least next month.

Shkodran Mustafi is ruled out after sustaining a thigh injury whilst on worldwide duty with Germany, while Laurent Koscielny is a doubt with an achilles tendon problem that caused him to miss the Gunners' 2-0 win over Brighton earlier in the month.

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Watford will be without a number of defenders, with Sebastian Prodl (hamstring) and Younes Kaboul (leg) still sidelined, leaving the home side stretched at the back should more injuries occur.

Sead Kolasinac came off in Bosnia's win over Estonia with a hip injury, while fellow defender Shkodran Mustafi was similarly afflicted while on duty for Germany.

Saturday's encounter with represent just the 27th time in which these two clubs have faced each other in a competitive match, with Arsenal winning 14 times in comparison to 11 victories for Watford. I want to win as many trophies with Arsenal as possible.

Draw at half-time and Watford at full time is a massive 12/1.

"I know that we have to adapt to the schedule dictated by the television, but overall I would say if that happens personally I think it should not be played after 2 p.m. latest on Christmas Eve", Wenger said.