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Arsenal surprise XI vs Watford – team sheets

Arsenal surprise XI vs Watford

When the team sheets came out on Sunday for Arsenal’s Premier League match with Watford there were major changes to the Gunners XI.

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Arsenal vs Watford – team sheets

The team sheets were as follows.

Arsenal: Cech; Maitland-Niles, Mustafi, Holding, Kolasinac; Elneny, Xhaka, Iwobi; Ozil, Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang

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Subs: Wilshere, Ospina, Chambers, Welbeck, Nelson, Nketiah, Willock

Watford: Karnezis (GK); Femenía, Prödl, Mariappa, Holebas; Doucouré, Capoue; Janmaat, Pereyra, Richarlison; Deeney (C).

Subs: Bachmann (GK), Britos, Hughes, Carrillo, Sinclair, Gray, Okaka.

Reaction to the Arsenal vs Watford XIs

After the win against AC Milan on Thursday night, Wenger appears to have rotated his side with the second leg in mind.

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