Arsene Wenger gives injury update ahead of Arsenal's clash with Watford

Koscielny left has missed three league games for Arsenal

Watford play host to Arsenal on Saturday evening knowing that three points against the Gunners will move them above their opponents in the Premier League table.

Sanchez has three goals and three assists in five lifetime matches against Watford, while Ozil has a goal and three assists in five contests.

Against stubborn and disciplined defences that are happy to relinquish possession in favour of cramping their own defensive third, especially in and around the penalty area, often times, it is width that can provide the key to breaking them down.

Both Welbeck and Ozil were down with groin and knee injuries respectively prior to the global break, but the pair have since made a recovery to resume normal training with their teammates. Nacho Monreal and Alex Iwobi were both on target for the Gunners.

The defender has returned to Arsenal and Wenger admits that the German will be out of action for over a month and won't be playing until at least the next global break in mid-November.

Alexis Sanchez is expected to feature despite his late arrival back in north London following his exploits with Chile but Shkodran Mustafi has been ruled out for up to six weeks with a hamstring injury.

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Watford will be without a number of defenders, with Sebastian Prodl (hamstring) and Younes Kaboul (leg) still sidelined, leaving the home side stretched at the back should more injuries occur.

While all of his Premier League goals so far have come at the Emirates Stadium, the 26-year-old is primed to make an impact on the road and with Ozil back pulling the strings, he should be effective in front of goal on Saturday.

Midfielders Nathaniel Chalobah and Isaac Success are also sidelined with similar injuries (knee), while Andre Carrillo will be assessed after his return from worldwide duty with Peru.

Arsenal are strong favourites to win this game with the bookies, at 3/5.

Watford have not defeated Arsenal at Vicarage Road since 1987, a run stretching six matches in all competitions.

"Jack is in the best form I've seen him in for a long time", Wenger said.

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