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What Leno shouted at Tavares as Tierney returns for Watford – things spotted in Arsenal training

Arsenal have been hard at work at London Colney preparing for their Premier League clash with Watford at the Emirates Stadium this weekend.

The Gunners go into the game in fine form having gone unbeaten in all competitions since August – a run that stretches across nine matches.

They will be hoping to make it 10 when they host near neighbours the Hornets on Sunday who pose an unpredictable challenge having just appointed Claudio Ranieri as their manager.

These sessions are the last Mikel Arteta will have with some of his players before they go off to join up with their national teams over the next fortnight so the Spaniard has been keen to make the most of them.

With this in mind he has got his side working on some of the specific details you feel Arsenal may well exhibit on the pitch, while also encouraging strong competition between his players for starting positions.

The drill is essentially a footballing piggy in the middle where two players are forced to stand in a centre of a circle and try to stop their teammates from passing it around them 20 times.

The Rondos are usually reserved for outfield players as goalkeepers tend to go off and do separate warm up drills away from the team but on Thursday that was not the case.

Youngster Karl Hein was seen involved in the passing training, a clear sign that Arteta is trying to instil an ability to play out from the back in all of his stoppers.