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Can Arsene Wenger help Arsenal pull off another win today?Reuters

Arsenal will be looking for nothing but a win today as they take on Watford at Vicarage Road in their ninth Premier League this season.

The Gunners remain in the second position in the table with 16 points -- just two points below leaders Manchester City. In comparison, Watford remain 12th in the table with ten points so far.

Arsene Wenger's men come into the game at the backdrop of a stunning 3-0 win against heavyweights Manchester United in their previous league game, and continuing the same momentum is what the French manager is urging his side to.

"It [to win convincingly] can increase the belief and the hunger of the team," Wenger said. "On the other hand you have to show that you can come into every game with that focus."

"The level of champions and people who want to fight at the top is urgency, and urgency is something that keeps you alert, so we know what will be expected of us. We have to be conscious that it will be a different game at Watford, but the level of urgency is a big part of success and that is what we work on," the French tactician added.

Meanwhile, the Gunners have to remain wary of Watford's 26-year-old Odion Ighalo, who has remained on the scoresheet in the Premier League for as many as five times from eight games this season.

The goalpoacher has said that Alexis Sanchez will remain a threat for the home side, but he hoped that Watford will be able to give a good fight. 

"Arsenal are flying and are doing well and you can see Alexis Sanchez is scoring for fun now," said Ighalo. "It is not going to be easy for us because they are a good team, a Champions League team, and they play some of the best football here in England. But we hope to cope with that. We hope to fight until the end. We will see what happens and a positive result would send out a signal to the other teams that they should be careful of Watford."

Team news

Watford - Jose Jurado (hamstring), Tommie Hoban (groin), Lloyd Doyley (neck), and Joel Ekstrand (knee) remain sidelined for the game. Winger Ikechi Anya, midfielder Valon Behrami and defender Allan Nyom also look set to feature following the recovery from their respective injuries.

Arsenal - Jack Wilshere (fractured leg), Tomas Rosicky (knee), and Danny Welbeck (knee) remain on the sidelines for the Gunners. Mathieu Flamini, Mikel Arteta, Laurent Koscielny, could also be set to feature in the game today, along with Alexis Sanchez, after the players successfully recovered from their injuries.

Expected line-up

Watford - Gomes; Prodl, Cathcart, Nyom, Ake; Capoue, Watson; Anya, Abdl; Deeney, Ighalo.

Arsenal - Cech; Mertesacker, Gabriel, Bellerin, Monreal; Cazorla, Coquelin; Ramsey, Ozil, Chamberlain; Walcott.

Where to watch live

Watford vs Arsenal is scheduled for a 5:30pm local time (10pm IST, 12:30pm ET) start.

Audience in India can catch the game on STAR SPORTS 1/HD 1, with live streaming option on  Starsports.com and Hotstar.

Audience in the UK can tune into Now TV and Sky Sports 1/HD to catch the game Live. The online streaming is also available on Sky Go. The radio commentary of the game will also be available on TalkSport Radio.

Audience in the US can catch Watford vs Arsenal on NBC, and also stream the game online on NBC Sports Live ExtraThe radio commentary will also be available on Westwood One Sports.

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