Arsenal vs Watford – Three key questions which will be answered this weekend


Arsenal resume their Premier League campaign with one goal in mind – to win the next 7 games and hope for other teams to slip up. If things do not go their way, Gunners will once again fall short of the league title after promising so much earlier in the season.

Their next opponents are Watford, who had knocked them out of the FA Cup action last month. Ahead of their next meeting, we take a look at three key questions which ought to be answered from weekend’s game at The Emirates.

Will Watford catch Arsenal on counter attack?

Back in their meeting in the FA Cup, Watford were prepared to allow Arsenal have more of the ball but whenever they got the chance, players like Odion Ighalo and Troy Deeney looked dangerous on the counter attack.

The Hornets would indeed play with the same tactic this weekend, only difference being their desire level. It is not a knock out encounter and with Watford guaranteed Premier League football next season, their intensity levels will not be the same as FA Cup clash earlier in the season.

Has Welbeck overtaken Walcott and Giroud?

Going by the numbers, Olivier Giroud must start every Arsenal game, however, Danny Welbeck has piped both Giroud and Theo Walcott at the moment to be Arsene Wenger’s lead striker.

Welbeck gives Arsenal something different to Giroud and Walcott and that may have made the former Manchester United the first choice striker at Arsenal. Another bright performance from Welbeck against Watford will ensure his place in the starting XI for coming weeks.

Is Alex Iwobi the real deal?

The youngster scored his debut goal for Arsenal in their last game against Everton and he is expected to start against Watford as well. While he looks a better prospect than Alex Oxlade-Chamberlin at the moment, it is his consistency that will decide whether he will make it big for Arsenal or not.

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