Arsenal vs Watford Preview – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is hoping for his first Premier League win of the new campaign as they travel to Vicarage Road to face Watford.
Having conceded 4 goals in their first two games, Wenger is hoping that the team’s defense will be able to hold firm against Watford’s attacking duo of Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney.
“They [Ighalo and Deeney] were very efficient last year with the two strikers up front together,” Wenger told Arsenal’s website. “One of the keys for us will be to keep them quiet.”
Wenger had special praise for Deeney, who is described as physically and technically gifted. “He’s very strong in the challenges, the duels, and in the link play as well. I was impressed by him last year.”
Watford have not yet won any points this season, and manager Walter Mazzarri will be hoping that new signings Roberto Pereyra, Younès Kaboul and Daryl Janmaat can give the team a much needed lift.
The Gunners still have a number of injury concerns including Aaron Ramsey and centre back Gabriel, and Watford will be hoping to take advantage of the lack of depth in the Gunners ranks.