Arsenal’s predicted starting XI vs Watford

Arsenal travel to Vicarage Road this evening to face a Watford side who have been buoyed by their recent FA Cup semi-final victory over Wolves.

The Hornets build a strong case as the best side outside of the top-six this season and they will surely pose a huge threat to the visiting Gunners this evening.

With a trip to Naples scheduled this week, Unai Emery is facing a selection dilemma ahead of the fixture and it will be intriguing to see how Arsenal line up.

The Spaniard’s team selections have been incredibly difficult to predict this season and the looming Europa League tie adds an extra element of mystery to his selection.

However, we’ve put together a potential XI that Emery could opt for this evening.

This line-up includes five changes from the Thursday night victory over Napoli, with Mustafi taking his place in the side in place of the suspended Sokratis.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang keeps his place in attack with Alexandre Lacazette rested for the trip to Italy.

Bernd Leno, Alex Iwobi and Henrikh Mkitaryan also take their place in the starting XI as Emery looks to maximise his resources during a gruelling run of fixtures.