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Arsenal head to Watford on Saturday aiming to extend their four-game unbeaten run in the Premier League.

After a shaky start to the season the Gunners won six out of seven matches in all competitions during September. They are currently fifth in the league, six points behind leaders Manchester City.

Watford have been one of surprises packages this term, with just one defeat in their opening seven games taking them to eighth in the standings.

Laurent Koscileny's return to the squad is a boost to Arsenal boss Arsenal Wenger, especially with Shkodran Mustafi suffering a serious groin injury playing for Germany last week.

Mesut Ozil and Danny Welbeck are also back in contention, while Wenger will make a late check on Alexis Sanchez following his involvement in Chile's World Cup defeat against Brazil.

Ozil may face a fight to get back into the starting XI after a front three of Sanchez, Alexandre Lacazette and Alex Iwobi impressed in the 2-0 win against Brighton.

Watford will be without Nathaniel Chalobah after it was confirmed he needed surgery on a knee injury. Craig Cathcart and Mauro Zarate are still recovering from their injury problems.

Arsenal have an excellent recent record against Watford, winning eight of their last ten meetings in all competitions.

The Gunners are on offer at 13/20 to win on Saturday, with Watford available at 4/1 and the draw priced at 16/5.

Striker Alexandre Lacazette is 15/4 to score the first goal, but check out all the latest first goalscorer odds before wagering on the game.

Arsenal have kept clean sheets against Bournemouth, Chelsea, West Brom and Brighton in their last four league games, so the 17/2 on offer for a 2-0 victory makes plenty of appeal.

With the home side likely to try and keep things tight, odds of 4/1 for Arsenal to win and the game to have under 2.5 goals also looks tempting.

Arsenal recorded a 3-1 victory on their last visit to Vicarage Road and are priced at 11/1 for a repeat performance.

Ozil scored during that fixture and is available at 11/4 to bag another goal during Saturday's game.

While Arsenal have enjoyed success against Watford in recent times, Marco Silva's side could cause the Gunners some problems.

Three wins, three draws and a defeat has put Watford just a point behind their opponents and there could be some value in backing them to take something from this game.

Watford have drawn two of their home games this term and the 7/1 available for a 1-1 draw will certainly attract some punters.

Their only defeat at home was a 6-0 rout against Manchester City, and Arsenal can be backed at 150/1 to match that feat.

Arsenal have conceded eight goals this season, giving hope to Watford that they can find the target this weekend.

The Hornets have scored first in four of their seven games this season and joint top scorer Abdoulaye Doucoure could be worth an interest at 22/1 to open the scoring.

Boyhood Arsenal fan Andre Gray may also fancy his chances of getting amongst the goals and he is on offer at 5/2 to score at any time during the game. 

While Arsenal haven't scored away from the Emirates Stadium this season, it's difficult to see that run carrying on much longer.

Four clean sheets in a row have given Wenger's side a platform to climb up the table and they should prove too strong for their hosts this weekend.

Watford have failed to score in their last two home games and the 9/4 on offer for Arsenal to win to nil looks a solid wager.

  • 15 Sep 2015
    So let me stop reminiscing of days gone by and let me focus on our Welsh wonder. Let me start off by saying that I think it is quite obvious that Aaron Ramsey is better in central midfield. His partnership with Mesut Özil, his running from deep and his underrated ball winning ability makes him a ...Read more