Watford vs Arsenal

Watford vs Arsenal: Watford host Arsenal at Vicarage Road on Monday as they aim for a European spot in the Premier League, on the back of securing their place in the FA Cup final last weekend after beating Wolves 3-2 at Wembley. Arsenal go into a vital clash against Watford on Monday after a demoralising away defeat to Everton last week.

 

Watford vs Arsenal Live

Where to Watch

When is Kick Off? Monday April 15
What Time is Kick Off? 20:00 (BST)
Where is it Played? Vicarage Road

With Spurs and Manchester United winning on Saturday, the Gunners need to re-establish themselves in the top four race and in the process secure just a second win away from home in the Premier League since the turn of the new year.

A win over Napoli on Thursday will have raised the mood at the Emirates but that will now need to be followed up with a strong away performance in Hertfordshire.

Team News

Javi Gracia will be without Jose Holebas for Monday’s game, after the left back injured his hamstring in their FA Cup win over ​Wolves. Domingos Quina remains out with a shoulder injury, while Tom Cleverley is still sidelined with a calf problem. Adalberto Penaranda continues to be unavailable for selection due to his own hamstring issue.

​Arsenal welcome back Lucas Torreira from his three-match ban, having seen red in the north London derby against ​Tottenham.

However, Unai Emery has another issue to contend with as Sokratis Papastathopoulos begins his own two-match ban for the Gunners, having picked up his tenth yellow card of the season against Everton. The visitors will assess the groin issue facing Granit Xhaka ahead of Monday’s match, with the Swiss international still a doubt.

The Gunners have won only five of their 15 Premier League games on the road this season, with three of those victories coming at the sides in the relegation zone.

In stark contrast, results at the Emirates Stadium have been good enough to keep Emery’s side in contention for a top-four finish.

Their home record – losing just once in front of their own fans all season and only title challengers Manchester City and Liverpool boasting a better run – means a rare away win at Watford tomorrow night will put a return to the top four back in their own hands.

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