Arsenal Team News vs Watford: Xhaka, Mari, Tierney, Odegaard

Arsenal has just quietly turned themselves into one of the form teams of the competition, After a torrid start that had plenty calling for Mikel Arteta’s sacking (including yours truly), the Gunners are on a scintillating run of form that sees them undefeated in their last 9 fixtures in all competitions. This week they face a Watford side who have been poor so far this season.

Not Norwich or Newcastle poor, but disappointing nonetheless. There are one or two big names likely to still be in the medical room come to kick-off, but it’s mostly good news this week with regards to the team news for the Gunners. Let’s take a look at who’s in, who’s out, and who just might be coming back.

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Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction vs Leicester City


In a stat that might surprise some readers, Arsenal takes on Leicester in a match-up that sees two teams who remain undefeated in their last five fixtures across all competitions. It is a huge match between two sides who will likely finish within touching distance of each other come to season end.

With Jamie Vardy likely to miss out for the home side, it looms as a huge chance to snatch three points away from home for Mikel Arteta and his Arsenal side.

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Arsenal Team News vs Leicester City: White, Tierney, Odegaard

After a somewhat shaky start to this year’s campaign, Arsenal seems to have steadied the ship. After losses to Manchester City, Chelsea, and Brentford at the very beginning of this season’s campaign – the Gunners have not been on the wrong side of a result in any competition since the end of August.

That’s not to say things have been perfect, with plenty of questions being asked about Mikel Arteta and his side. At the end of the day, however, it’s the results that count and the last six league fixtures have seen them secure four wins and two draws.

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Why Does Mikel Arteta Avoid Scrutiny When Arsenal are Light Years away from Winning the Premier League?

Watching Mikel Arteta perform in his technical area during Arsenal’s recent Carabao Cup win over Leeds United made for humorous viewing. Admirably, the Spaniard kicked every ball with his team and urged them on like an overzealous dad on the side of the pitch during sports day.

It was quite an eye-opener, in actual fact, as Leeds were on top for most of the first half and when any visiting team is in the ascendency at the Emirates, you can often hear a pin drop. When this is the case, like it was against Leeds, it obviously gives you insight into what Arteta was instructing his team to do.

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Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction vs Crystal Palace

It’s a Monday Night Football, London derby, to complete this next round of Premier League action when Arsenal host Crystal Palace. The final fixture of the weekend sees a club legend, Patrick Vieira, lead his Eagles into the house where he first made a name for himself.

After a very rough start to the season, Arsenal are now squarely mid-table. Palace were expected to be relegation fodder, but so far their results have been surprisingly decent. This should be a tightly contested affair.

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Arsenal FC Team News vs Crystal Palace: Martinelli, Xhaka

It’s Monday Night Football and “all my rowdy friends are coming over tonight!” But no seriously, one of Arsenal’s good old friends, Patrick Vieria, is coming over to their house as he leads his Crystal Palace side in for a London derby.

The Gunners legend leads his club in as heavy underdogs, backed to the tune of 5/1. A draw can be had for 3/1 while the favored hosts are priced at 7/10. It should be an emotional game, played in a festive atmosphere.

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Arsenal Starting XI Prediction vs Brighton & Hove Albion

Arsenal head to the south coast of England in high spirits after a fantastic derby day win over Tottenham last Sunday. That was their fourth consecutive win and now they will be up against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.

There was a lot to be happy about for Mikel Arteta, as last weekend felt like an important moment in the trajectory of the season. How will the Spaniard respond with his team selection for the game against Graham Potter’s men?

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Arsenal Team News vs Brighton & Hove Albion: Xhaka, Elneny

After a really poor start in the Premier League, Arsenal have done extremely well to turn things around now, having won three matches in a row. Last weekend, in the North London derby, they put on a brilliant display and showcased what they are truly capable of.

They now travel to the Amex Stadium to face Brighton & Hove Albion, who have been really impressive this season. With a squad that looks settled and focused, is there any bit of team news that will worry the manager?

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Arsenal, France Legend Thierry Henry Joins CBS Sports

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The leading scorer in both Arsenal and France history, Thierry Henry, has joined CBS Sports and Paramount+ for their UEFA Champions League coverage.

The Frenchman, World Cup champion and three-time FWA Footballer of the Year will begin his pundity/analyst work with the network tomorrow. “Thierry Henry is one of the greatest players of all time, and we are thrilled to welcome him to our UEFA Champions League coverage,” said Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports.

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Tottenham Hotspur Starting XI Prediction vs Arsenal FC

Tottenham finally got their first win of the month but had to toil long and hard against Wolves on Wednesday. After moving to the fourth round of the EFL Cup, they now turn their focus towards their biggest rivals.

Spurs travel to the Emirates to take on Arsenal in what is a hugely important clash for both teams. Having lost their last two Premier League games, manager Nuno Espirito Santo would want to make amends on Sunday.

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Arsenal FC Starting XI Prediction vs Tottenham Hotspur

Arsenal won their third consecutive match of the season after beating Wimbledon 3-0 in the EFL Cup in midweek. Now, they have one of their biggest rivals to deal with, if not their biggest rival of all, on Sunday as they get ready to host Tottenham.

Both teams have had contrasting fortunes since the end of the international break and this result could have a huge bearing on how each club progresses along this season. Given the importance of this clash, how will Mikel Arteta respond with his team selection?

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Arsenal Team News vs Tottenham: Partey, Tierney, Xhaka

The first north London derby of the season will take place on Sunday and the stage is set for a “blockbuster clash” (I guess, in some ways) as Arsenal FC welcome Tottenham Hotspur to the Emirates. After winning their last three games, Mikel Arteta will be looking to add a fourth W to that streak.

On Wednesday, the Gunners scored a comfortable win over Wimbledon AFC which took them to THE EFL Cup fourth round. Spurs had a much harder game in midweek, but they managed to get past Wolves in a penalty shootout.

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