Premier League Gameweek 11
Nov 7, 2021 KO: 14:00

Arsenal - Watford

Emirates Stadium London
Referee: Kevin Friend
Smith Rowe 56'  

Match preview

Tierney fit - How Arsenal could line up against Watford

Former Celtic star Kieran Tierney has missed Arsenal's last few matches due to a bruised ankle but should return against Watford

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will celebrate his 100th game in charge of the club this weekend when the Gunners face Watford at the Emirates.

It has been an up and down season so far for Arsenal as they started in terrible form, losing all three of their opening three fixtures against Brentford, Chelsea and Manchester City.

Since the loss against City, though, they have went on a run of nine matches undefeated, even if that run did include disappointing draws against Brighton and Crystal Palace.

They are currently sixth in the Premier League, having accumulated the same amount of points as Manchester United.

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This weekend they face a Watford side who are just getting to grips with a new manager in Claudio Ranieri.

Arteta will have pretty much a full squad at his disposal with the exception of Granit Xhaka who remains a long-term absentee.

The Spaniard confirmed that Kieran Tierney is in line to return after missing a handful of games due to a bruised ankle.

Aaron Ramsdale will start in goal behind a back four of Takehiro Tomiyasu, Ben White, Gabriel and Tierney.

Arsenal have garnered success changing to a 4-4-2 recently and they could stick with that versus the Hornets.

That means Emile Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka will feature on the wings, with Thomas Partey and Albert Sambi Lokonga in central midfield.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette will start up top, with Martin Odegaard again having to settle for a place on the bench.

Potential Arsenal XI v Watford

Recent Ratings

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81
Arsenal
VS
70
Watford
  Average Match Rating  
6.9
  Home  
6.8
7.0
  Away  
5.8
6.9
  Total  
6.3

Match statistics

Arsenal
Statistics
Watford
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
13
9
Draws
3
2
Losses
4
9
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
35
22
Goals Per Game
1.75
1.10
More > 2.5 Goals
9
5
More > 3 Goals
7
5
Scored First in a Match
14
8
Scored Both Halves
7
3
Won More > 1 Goal
10
4
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
17
25
Did Not Score
5
8
Both Teams Scored
6
6
Kept Clean Sheet
11
6
Won Without Conceding
9
6
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
691
587
Possession
56
51
Passes
525
410
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
14
11
Shots on Target
4.68
3.55
Goals out of Shots
0.14
0.08
Crosses
19
15
Offsides
1.95
1.79
Penalties
0.10
0.05
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.55
0.30
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
17
18
Interceptions
9.29
9.63
Own Goals
0.00
0.05
Aerials Won
13
15
Total Shots Conceded
12
14
Shots on Target Conceded
4.11
3.70
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.07
0.10
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
8.90
14
Yellow Cards
1.25
1.95
Red Cards
0.05
0.00

Injuries

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