Tavares and Lacazette start, Predicted Arsenal line-up (4-4-2) vs Watford

Arsenal will be eyeing a third-straight Premier League win when they entertain Watford at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The north London club started the campaign in dismal fashion with three defeats, but they have redeemed themselves with five wins and two draws from the next seven games.

The run of results sees them just three points behind fourth-placed West Ham United, and they could go level. The Hammers have a tough challenge against Liverpool.

Here is how the Gunners could line up tomorrow.

Formation: 4-4-2

Predicted Line-up:

Aaron Ramsdale has established himself as the first-choice goalkeeper ahead of Bernd Leno with a string of standout performances. The 24-year-old made three excellent saves in the 2-0 win over Leicester City last weekend.

The shot-stopper grabbed the headlines with a sublime diving save to deny Maddison from scoring via a freekick. Ramsdale is expected to start between the sticks tomorrow.

The backline may see no changes. Kieran Tierney has returned to training after missing three games with an ankle issue. He has had just two days of training, and may not be risked from the starting XI.

Nuno Tavares has been superb as his deputy at left-back, and has particularly impressed with his counter-attacking runs with pace. The Portuguese appears likely to continue.

Ben White and Gabriel Magalhaes are undisputed starters at the heart of the Gunners defence.

The same can be said about Takehiro Tomiyasu in the league. The Japan international has not been at his best in recent games, but has still been strong in the air, winning key duels.

Mikel Arteta has a straightforward choice in the centre of the park with Thomas Partey and Albert Sambi Lokonga expected to start ahead of Mohamed Elneny and Ainsley Maitland-Niles.

Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe should take up the right and left midfield roles as they have done in recent games. The duo have played as wingers before dropping deep when out of possession.

Smith Rowe has brought goals into his game recently. He has netted thrice in the last five league outings alongside two assists. It won’t be long before he is knocking on the door of the England squad.

Alexandre Lacazette has proved the perfect partner for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in attack. The Frenchman has generally dropped deep into a number 10 role which has proved effective.

Since the Palace game, the Frenchman has come with a point to prove. He has netted just once, but won a penalty against Aston Villa and played a key role in the second goal at Leicester City.

Stats from Transfermarkt.com

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