Iwobi Starts: How Arsenal Must Line-Up To Beat Watford

After a long international break, Arsenal welcome Watford to the Emirates on Saturday afternoon. The Gunners know that to stand any chance of winning the league, they need to win this game and preferably by a few goals (to boost their goal difference).

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Goalkeeper: Petr Cech

Cech appears to be back in full training and so should regain his place between the sticks, although Wenger could easily opt on the side of caution and name David Ospina as the keeper for this one.

Defence: Hector Bellerin, Gabriel Paulista, Laurent Koscielny, Nacho Monreal

One positive that could evolve from the closing stages of this season could be the incorporation of Gabriel into the back four. If he can settle alongside Koscielny and reach his potential, then we could have a really good defender on our hands. I hope, unless his form is woeful, that he starts the remaining games of the season.

Midfield: Francis Coquelin, Mohammed Elneny; Alex Iwobi, Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez

Iwobi deserves to start once again after a Man of the Match display against Everton, the game where he scored his first senior goal for the club. The partnership of Elneny and Coquelin has worked really well, so it is important to keep that going. Ozil and Alexis are obvious inclusions to make up the midfield.

 

Striker: Danny Welbeck

Wele has returned in unbelievable form for the Gunners and certainly deserves to start this game. He has the mix of pace and power to cause damage too and unlock a very solid Watford defence.

(In other news, Jack Wilshere is back in training!)

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