Despite a topsy-turvy start to the season, Arsenal are still second in the Premier League, and just two points behind leaders Man City.
The Gunners will be confident of staying at the top of the table this weekend, when the make the short trip to London rivals Watford.
Tipped by many to be no-hopers this year, Watford have made plenty of people swallow their words as Quique Sanchez Flores’s side are currently 12th in the table and looking stable in mid-table.
That said, however, the Hornets have only won twice in the league so far, and Arsenal will undoubtedly provided them with a stern test.
The Gunners may be without Laurent Koscielny (injured) and Alexis Sanchez (fatigue) for the Watford game, but even then Arsene Wenger will be able to deploy the likes of Mesut Ozil, Santi Cazorla and Theo Walcott.
Watford, meanwhile, have no major injury concerns, however they’ll be well away how dependant they are on striker Odion Ighalo, as he’s scored all of Watford’s last five Premier League goals.
Two stats should also be considered before kick-off.
Firstly, the Gunners have won their last five meetings with the Hornets in all competitions, including all four previous Premier League clashes.
Secondly, and perhaps more incredibly, Watford have never won a Premier League game in the month of October (D4 L5).
Watford: Gomes; Nyom, Cathcart, Prodl, Ake; Anya, Capoue, Behrami, Abdi; Deeney, Ighalo.
Arsenal: Cech; Bellerin, Gabriel, Mertesacker, Monreal; Coquelin, Cazorla; Ramsey, Ozil, Walcott; Giroud.