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Confirmed line-ups: Watford vs Arsenal – Ozil starts for Gunners

By on September 15, 2019

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Arsenal desperately need to come away with all three points when we take on Watford at Vicarage Road in today’s 4.30pm kick-off.

Unai Emery has handed Mesut Ozil his first start of the season as the German international is recalled in attack this afternoon. Nicolas Pepe keeps his place as he supports Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang up front.

Dani Ceballos gets a start in midfield with Lucas Torreira dropping out while Granit Xhaka keeps his place despite his error against Tottenham last time out. Matteo Guendouzi gets the nod ahead of Joe Willock.

Bukayo Saka is named on the bench along with Gabriel Martinelli and Reiss Nelson while David Luiz continues alongside Sokratis in defence with Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Sead Kolasinac in the full-back positions.

These are the teams:

Watford

Foster, Femenia, Dawson, Kabasele, Holebas, Doucoure, Capoue, Hughes, Cleverley, Deulofeu, Gray

Subs: Gomes, Janmaat, Mariappa, Chalobah, Sarr, Foulquier, Pereyra

Arsenal

Leno, Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, Luiz, Kolasinac, Ceballos, Guendouzi, Xhaka, Ozil, Aubameyang, Pepe

Subs: Torreira, Chambers, Nelson, Martinez, Willock, Martinelli, Saka

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