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Full Arsenal squad available to Mikel Arteta for Watford as Takehiro Tomiyasu and ESR remains doubtful

Arsenal take on Watford at Vicarage Road today, with Mikel Arteta’s men hoping to move up to fourth place before Manchester United take on their bitter rivals, Manchester City.

Should the Gunners manage to clinch three precious points against the Hornets, it will be the second time this season where they have managed to win four Premier League games in succession.

For context, only the top three sides in the division as well as Arsenal have managed to accumulate 12 points in a row.

Their opponents come into the game on the back of a point taken against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

The Hornets can consider themselves lucky when diving into the general performance as Ralf Rangnick’s Red Devils missed numerous clearcut chances throughout the game.

But Roy Hodgson will hope that the result will give his side much-needed confidence and certainly they will need to show significant resilience from a defensive point of view if they are to stop Arsenal.

In terms of injury news, Arteta confirmed that right back Takehiro Tomiyasu remains doubtful for the Premier League encounter, following the Japan international injuring his calf last week.

Emile Smith Rowe was back in training after the Hale End product contracted Covid-19 last week, so is expected to be available to start.

With all the injury news and form taken into account ahead of today’s clash, football.london takes a look at the full squad Arteta has to choose from.

Goalkeepers: Aaron Ramsdale, Bernd Leno, Arthur Okonkwo.

Defenders: Kieran Tierney, Nuno Tavares, Ben White, Gabriel Magalhaes, Rob Holding, Cedric Soares.

Midfielders: Thomas Partey, Granit Xhaka, Martin Odegaard, Mohammed Elneny, Sambi Lokonga.

Forwards: Emile Smith Rowe, Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Martinelli, Alexandre Lacazette, Eddie Nketiah, Nicolas Pepe.

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