You may not know it from reading the recent news, but Arsenal are on a bit of a roll right now. Six straight wins in all competitions, 12 straight points in the league, the first Europa League win of the season, and advancement in the Carabao Cup caps quite a few weeks. It hasn’t always been pretty, but last I checked, there wasn’t an aesthetics column in the table, so while I’d love it if Arsenal started playing a bit better - particularly on the defensive side of things - I’ll take a bunch of wins in a row and keep my fingers crossed that today extends that streak to seven games.
Standing in the way of that is a Watford side that has had a strong start to the season, winning their first four, including a win against that other North London team, before losing to Manchester United and drawing last week at Fulham. I’d say their start was a surprise, but they got off to a similar, of not quite as win-laden, start last year - their 13 points from six games this year is just two points more than their first six games yielded last season.
So yeah, Watford aren’t a team Arsenal can take lightly, especially with a defense that often doesn’t quite know what it’s doing - a home win should be expected, but won’t be easy if they’re not paying attention. So, pay attention, Arsenal.
Arsenal v. Watford, Premier League
Emirates Stadium, London
Saturday, September 28, 2018
7AM PT/10AM ET/3PM BT
US TV: Nope
US Streaming: NBC Sports Gold
Worldwide broadcast info: Livesoccer.tv
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Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mustafi, Holding, Monreal, Torreira, Xhaka, Ozil, Ramsey, Aubameyang, Lacazette
Watford: Foster, Holebas, Kabasele, Cathcart, Navarro, Pereyra, Capoue, Doucoure, Hughes, Deeney, Gray