Shkodran Mustafi out for 4-6 weeks

Mustafi was ruled out for the match against Watford with a hamstring injury

While Huddersfield Town and Burnley have generally been regarded as the surprise of the Premier League so far, Watford have exceeded expectations since the arrival of new head coach Marco Silva.

Sanchez has three goals and three assists in five lifetime matches against Watford, while Ozil has a goal and three assists in five contests. "He can open space, he can play in tight areas and can get out of them".

With the global break over and domestic football back to the forefront of our attentions, Arsenal face the deceptively tricky task of travelling to Watford.

The Gunners are still suffering from back-to-back defeats to Stoke City and Liverpool, but Wenger has at least started to find solutions both at the back and in the final third.

Arsenal have won three of the last four editions of the FA Cup, but Watford are the only team to have beaten Arsenal in the competition since 2014.

Alexandre Lacazette to continue his fine goal scoring run and claim the first goal is 15/4.

Offensively, Arsenal is waiting on the status of Alexis Sanchez, who had to swallow the bitter pill of failing to qualify for the World Cup with Chile as the reigning two-time Copa America champions finished sixth in South America.

The defender has returned to Arsenal and Wenger admits that the German will be out of action for over a month and won't be playing until at least the next global break in mid-November.

Defender Callum Chambers is also sidelined with a groin injury.

Shkodran Mustafi will be out for four to six weeks following the injury he sustained playing for Germany during the worldwide week.

Danny Welbeck and Mesut Ozil are also doubts following injuries of their own, but Jack Wilshere is in contention. "At the present time there is no deal close for me to announce".

However, while the teams are closely matched from an historical perspective, Arsenal have dominated recent games with the Gunners gaining success in eight of the last 10 matches.

The Gunners pushed on in the second half, dragging one back through Alex Iwobi in the 58th minute, but it wasn't enough in this sodden contest as Watford ran away with the historic win over their London rivals.

Draw at half-time and Watford at full time is a massive 12/1. "I will make a check up this morning, but the news we have on him is quite positive", Wenger added.



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