Arsenal will be lock horns with the newly-promoted Premier League side Watford FC in a pre-season friendly on Wednesday evening, according to reports.
After a trip USA to take part in Florida Cup tournament cancelled because of Covid-19 case, reports by Goal, claimed Arsenal are working to schedule two new friendlies, which would more than likely to staged behind closed doors at the training ground.
With Goal report, Mikel Arteta’s men were already played a matches against Championship side Millwall at club training based last Saturday, which ended 4-1.
Calum Chambers, Nicolas Pepe, Alexandre Lacazette and Folarin Balogun all are on targets as Mikel Arteta’s side finally get their first win after winless in their last two pre-season friendlies matches which was taking place in Scotland against Hibernian and Rangers two weeks ago.
However, according to The AFCFixtureNews, Mikel Arteta’s men will take on Watford FC in a behind closed doors friendly match at the London Colney today before welcome their local rivals Chelsea to Emirates stadium on Sunday.
Kick-off scheduled for match yet to revealed but their is possiblity the match will be play this evening after Mikel Arteta’s squad put through their paces at London Colney training base on Tuesday afternoon.
Nicolas Pepe, Albert Sambi Lokonga and Thomas Partey, who take part in Tuesday’s training session at London Colney expected to feature against Watford FC, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who set-up two assists in Arsenal’s 4-1 win over Millwall has been in contention to start against the newly-promoted Premier League side.
Full Arsenal squad available to face Watford FC:
Goalkeepers: Bernd Leno, Arthur Okonkwo, Tom Smith, James Hillson,
Defenders: Kieran Tierney, Hector Bellerin, Cedric Soares, Rob Holding, Sead Kolasinac, Pablo Mari, Calum Chambers, Omar Rekik, Harry Clarke, Nuno Tavares.
Midfielders: Albert Sambi Lokonga, Willian, Nicolas Pepe, Reiss Nelson, Thomas Partey, Mohamed Elneny, Emile Smith-Rowe, Jack Henry-Francis, Omari Hutchinson, Joe Willock.
Strikers: Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Eddie Nketiah & Folarin Balogun.
Arsenal Possible Starting Lineup: Bernd Leno; Pablo Mari, Rob Holding, Calum Chambers, Kieran Tierney, Sambi Lokonga, Thomas Partey, Emile Smith-Rowe, Nicolas Pepe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameya, Folarin Balogun.
Meanwhile, sportarena understood that Mikel Arteta’s men defeated Watford 4-1, in which academy product Miguel Azeez among the score-sheet