The top four may just be a win away for Arsenal as it prepares to host Watford at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday (Watch live at 9am ET online via Peacock Premium).
The Gunners’ 0-3 start to the Premier League season is long gone, with a seven-match unbeaten run including five wins to pose Arsenal three points back of third place.
And four of the team above them — Manchester United vs Man City and West Ham vs Liverpool — square off against each other over the weekend.
Watford’s now one of three teams on 10 points, just three points clear of the bottom three having one just once in its last four outings.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Arsenal vs Watford.
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Arsenal team news, injuries, lineup
Granit Xhaka is out, while Thomas Partey is missing through a groin strain. Kieran Tierney is back in the squad as he returns from injury.
📜 Here’s how we line up for #ARSWAT…
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) November 7, 2021
Watford team news, injuries, lineup
Kiko Femenia starts and Francisco Sierralta is on the bench as they return from injury, but Ken Sema, Christian Kabasele, and Peter Etebo remain out.
— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) November 7, 2021
Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)
Arsenal’s a heavy favorite at -264 compared to Watford’s +700 for a win. A draw pays +360.
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The Gunners might not be a true top-four threat — they also might very well be capable of a Champions League spot — but they aren’t going to wilt at home to Watford, regardless of the threat presented by Emmanuel Dennis, Ismaila Sarr, and Co. Arsenal 2-0 Watford.