Watford have been poor in the League lately and Arsenal will be looking to take advantage of that and claim the three points in order to get closer to a top-four finish this season.
Arsenal were in the title challenge up until a few weeks ago, but a poor run of form since the end of January has cost Arsene Wenger’s side dearly.
The North London giants are well behind Leicester and Spurs now. With Manchester United and City breathing down their necks, the Londoners need to pick up a win here.
Watford have slumped after an impressive start to their season. At one point this season, Deeney and Ighalo looked like the most prolific duo in the Premier League but they have struggled to replicate their form from the first half of the season.
Quique Sanchez Flores’ side might escape relegation in the end but they will need a major slice of luck to get something from Emirates this week.
Mathieu Flamini sustained a hamstring problem in the 3-1 defeat to Barcelona and is still a doubt for this game.
Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey, Mikel Arteta, Petr Cech, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Santi Cazorla and Tomas Rosicky are all sidelined with injuries.
Odion Ighalo was subbed off during Watford’s FA Cup triumph over Arsenal earlier, but the Watford frontman is now fit and ready to start against Gunners.
Arsenal Starting Lineup: Ospina; Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Coquelin, Elneny; Sanchez, Ozil, Iwobi; Welbeck
Watford Starting Lineup: Gomes; Nyom, Cathcart, Prodl, Ake; Capoue, Watson, Behrami; Deeney, Ighalo, Guedioura
Watford have lost their last 3 matches in the Premier League.
Arsenal have won 5 of their last 6 matches against Watford in all competitions.