Granit Xhaka & Lucas Torreira sustain injuries: Arsenal early team news vs Watford

Lucas Torreira

Watford vs Arsenal

Can Watford pick up their first win of the Premier League season?

On Sunday at Vicarage Road, Quique Sanchez Flores will be back in charge of Watford as they face Arsenal.

Along with Wolves, Watford are the only club in the division without a win after four matches.

The Hornets are bottom of the league with only one point.

As for Arsenal, the Gunners are fifth in the standings with seven points on the board.

Granit Xhaka & Lucas Torreira sustain injuries

Unai Emery’s midfield options for the match at Watford may be limited.

That’s after Granit Xhaka and Lucas Torreira sustained injuries during the international break.

On Sunday night, the Swiss beat Gibraltar 4-0 in a Euro 2020 qualifier.

However, in the latter stages of the game, Xhaka was forced off with an Achilles problem.

Indeed, on social media, the Swiss national team posted footage of Xhaka hobbling as he exited the match.

So will Xhaka be available for Sunday’s game at Watford? That appears to be in the balance right now.

In addition, Lucas Torreira may also be missing for the game at Watford.

Torreira was in action over the weekend as Uruguay beat Costa Rica 2-1.

However, the Arsenal midfielder was subbed out of the game before the break.

According to local reports, Torreira suffered an injury knock against Costa Rica.

Uruguay are back in action in midweek against America in a friendly.

It’s currently unclear whether Torreira will be involved in that match.

Other Arsenal injury news

Arsenal will still be without full-backs Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin for the Watford match.

Both defenders are hoping to return to training in October.

Joe Willock is an injury doubt with a calf problem.

Konstantinos Mavropanos is also sidelined with a groin issue.

Also see: Quique Sanchez Flores: Key terms in Watford contract revealed.

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