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Watford predicted lineup vs Arsenal - Premier League

Craig Vickers
Ranieri succeeded Xisco Munoz at Watford
Ranieri succeeded Xisco Munoz at Watford / Jan Kruger/GettyImages
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Claudio Ranieri will be looking to make it back-to-back away wins in the Premier League for Watford when they travel to face Arsenal.

The Italian has lost his opening two home fixtures by an aggregate score of 6-0 since succeeding Xisco Munoz last month, but the Hornets will take solace from their 5-2 away success at Goodison Park.

Watford currently reside just three points above the relegation zone, and they face an Arsenal side whose spirits are high following their recent winning run.

Here's how Ranieri could line his side up.


Watford predicted lineup vs Arsenal - Premier League

1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Ben Foster
Foster will need to be at his best to keep Arsenal at bay / Matthew Ashton - AMA/GettyImages

Ben Foster (GK) - A YouTube star, and also an excellent goalkeeper in his spare time.

Jeremy Ngakia (RB) - Only 21-years-old, but he has shown promising signs this term.

William Troost-Ekong (CB) - The Nigeria international is an intelligent defender, and he will have his work cut out against Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Craig Cathcart (CB) - The leader in the Watford backline, and the type of defender Ranieri usually empowers when he takes over at a club.

Adam Masina (LB) - Boasts an excellent delivery from left back which is sure to worry Arsenal.

2. Midfielders

Moussa Sissoko
Sissoko will play a key role for Watford / David Rogers/GettyImages

Moussa Sissoko (CM) - The former Tottenham man will be keen to get one over on his erstwhile rivals.

Tom Cleverley (CM) - His grit and tenacity in midfield will be key on the afternoon.

Juraj Kucka (CM) - Doesn't mind doing the hard yards defensively, while he retains a threat going forward.

3. Forwards

Ismaila Sarr
Arsenal will need to be wary of Sarr / James Williamson - AMA/GettyImages

Ismaila Sarr (RW) - Searing pace and close control, the Senegalese is a huge threat on the counter-attack.

Josh King (ST) - A hat-trick against Everton on the Hornets' last away trip in the Premier League.

Cucho Hernandez (LW) - Ranieri may opt for a more defensive option, but his pace in transition, in tandem with Sarr on the opposite flank, should keep Arsenal honest.

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