Watford are due to face off against Arsenal in a Premier League clash at Vicarage Road on Sunday afternoon.

The fixture will mark the first game of Quique Sanchez Flores’s second stint as manager of the Hornets following the sacking of Javi Gracia after the club made a slow start to the new season.

Watford head into the game against the Gunners in last place on the standings and have so far only recorded one point from their four games played thus far in the Premier League.

They will however fancy their chances of getting something from the game as Arsenal are win-less in two Premier League games after having lost against Liverpool and drawn their last game against Tottenham Hotspur.

The Hornets are set to be without the services of defender Craig Cathcart for the game, as reported by Sky Sports. 

The 30-year-old Watford enforcer sustained a thigh injury whilst he was playing for Northern Ireland and is expected to be out of competitive action for up to three weeks.

Flores will also have to make do without the services of club captain Troy Deeney. The veteran underwent knee surgery in August and is still recovering.

The Hornets do not have a good record against Arsenal after having lost five out of their last six games against the Gunners.

Unai Emery’s side have won their last three games against Watford and the Hornets were actually the only side who failed to score against the Gunners in the Premier League last season.


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