Arsenal XI vs Watford: Xhaka, Lacazette, Iwobi to Start, Ozil and Auba Dropped in likely XI

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Ahead of Arsenal trip to the Vicarage Road on Monday night, Watford have been hit with some injuries going into the clash with boss Javi Gracia ruling Tom Cleverley (calf), Domingos Quina (shoulder) and Jose Holebas (hamstring) out of Gameweek 34, while Adalberto Penaranda (hamstring) is doing rehab away from the first team.

Gerard Deulofeu (ankle) and Kiko Femenia (knock) have trained all week, though, so should be fit to feature.

Daryl Janmaat and Adam Masina are rested options who could deputise at full-back, while Gracia has Christian Kabasele, Miguel Britos and Sebastian Prodl to choose from should Adrian Mariappa or Craig Cathcart require a breather.

Ken Sema is an alternative in midfield, while Andre Gray – who played the full two hours at Wembley – could again be given the nod alongside Troy Deeney should Deulofeu fail to have fully recovered.

The fact that the Hornets don’t play until Monday night means they will have had a full eight days of recovery, however, so widespread rotation isn’t anticipated.

Ben Foster will return between the posts at the expense of cup goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes.

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