Unai Emery and his squad will do all to move back into the top four this evening as they travel to Watford in the Premier League.
Due to their latest good form the Gunners climbed into the Champions League places but then they dropped out last Monday following Chelsea’s 2-0 win over West Ham and their loss at Everton.
However, they now have a chance to climb into the top four places as Chelsea’s defeat at the hands of Liverpool has opened the door for the Gunners.
It certainly won’t be an easy game at Watford as the club have endured some awful results on the road so far this season.
Arsenal will be without Sokratis for the game through suspension.
The Greek international picked up his 10th booking of the term at Everton eight days ago and will now miss the games against the Hornets and Crystal Palace.
Granit Xhaka is one player who could return to the starting XI having not played since the international break due to a groin injury.
The Swiss midfielder is being assessed ahead of the game and Emery will be hoping he can call on his key player once again.
That may give the head coach the opportunity to drop Aaron Ramsey down to the substitutes’ bench with the 28-year-old battling with thigh issues recently.
Hector Bellerin, Rob Holding and Danny Welbeck remain out for the foreseeable future as they are currently stepping up their fitness from.