Arsenal v Watford – Confirmed Starting XIs

Just a few days ago Arsenal had to endure a replay against Championship outfit Hull City, today they’re facing Watford for a place at Wembley for the third year running.

Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott were the main saviours as Arsene Wenger’s men trounced Steve Bruce’s side 4-0 at the KC Stadium on Tuesday night – setting up an intriguing encounter with fellow Premier League side Watford as an FA Cup quarter final awaits today at The Emirates Stadium.

This is probably Arsenal’s and the Hornets’ best chance of claiming any silverware this season. The Gunners are drifting away from the title race with inconsistent domestic form while Watford have all but secured top flight status meaning both sides are set to do all they can in order to force through a chance to play at Wembley.

With the North Londoners bidding to win the FA Cup for the third consecutive season – they will have to do it without several key players meaning Quique Sanchez Flores will most definitely fancy his chances. Aaron Ramsey, Laurent Koscielny, Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Petr Cech are all sidelined, yet Arsenal name as strong a team as they possibly can only days before a trip to the Camp Nou. The injuries, however will encourage Watford to aim for some Cup success in this solid 2015/2016 campaign.