Mesut Ozil Starts as Arsenal Name Team For Watford Clash

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Mesut Ozil has will start his first Premier League match of the new campaign after being named in the starting line up against Watford. The German has not played since the first day of the season against Newcastle following security related issues with a London gang.

Unai Emery has named Dabid Luiz to partner Sokratis at the heart of the defense with Ainsley Maitland Niles and Sead Kolasinac occupying the full-backs positions.

Granit Xhaka will partner Matteo Guendouzi in midfield while Mesut Ozil plays in the attacking midfielder’s position. Dani Ceballos plays on the left replacing the injured Alexandre Lacazette while Nicholas Pepe starts on the right with Pierre Emerick Aubameyang the striker. The Gabonese hitman has scored 3 goals in his first 4 starts this season.

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Joe Willock, Reiss Nelson, and Lucas Torreira have all been named on the bench alongside Calum Chambers and Gabriele Martinelli. Torreira is understood to have muscular discomfort in his thigh.

A win for the Gunners would see them make the jump on the table from 7th place to 3rd, joint on points with defending Champions Manchester City who was beaten 3-2 by Norwich on Saturday.

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Watford, on the other hand, are looking for their first win of the season and have hired a new coach in Quique Sanchez Flores to replace Javi Garcia who was sacked during the International break. They are currently bottom of the table with just a single point from their first 4 matches.

The match kicks off at 6.30 P.M East African Time.


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