Bellerin, Tierney And Xhaka In, Cedric, Torreira And Nketiah Out: Arsenal’s Predicted XI To Face Watford

Bellerin, Tierney And Xhaka In, Cedric, Torreira And Nketiah Out: Arsenal’s Predicted XI To Face Watford

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will want a reaction after the poor 1-0 defeat to Aston Villa midweek. He has promised to field a strong team as they face Watford who are fighting for their lives at the bottom of the table.

With that in mind, we’ll take him at his word with his team selection. Hector Bellerin will likely replace Cedric in the right-wing back role, with Kieran Tierney also coming back into the side on the opposite flank.

Shkodran Mustafi’s hamstring injury means Rob Holding will remain in the starting eleven, lining up alongside David Luiz and Sead Kolasinace in the centre of defence.


In midfield, Granit Xhaka is expected to return in place of Lucas Torreira to play alongside Dani Ceballos, with Bukayo Saka moving from left wing-back to a place in the front three.

That means that Eddie Nketiah will probably make way with Alexandre Lacazette leading the line and captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang playing off the left-hand side.

Arsenal’s Predicted XI To Face Watford:

Martinez, Bellerin, Holding, Luiz, Kolasinac, Tierney, Ceballos, Xhaka, Saka, Lacazette, Aubameyang

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