Arsenal will welcome Watford on Saturday night with only bitter memories of the past encounter. Two weeks ago, these teams clashed against each other in an FA Cup tie at the Emirates Stadium which resulted in favour of the visitors.
Arsenal fans have some comparatively good news as all their players have returned from international duties unscathed. The manager, Arsene Wenger who has come under new scrutiny has revealed that the long-term absentees Jack Wilshere and Tomas Rosicky are already back in full training.
But the Frenchman believes the star midfielder Santi Cazorla is still a few weeks from making himself available for the team selection.
“All the players who were on international duty have come back in good shape. Wilshere and Rosicky are back in full training. Basically, they are all progressing well.” Arsene Wenger spoke in the press conference.
“Santi has started to run, but is still a few weeks away I think,” Arsene added.
Arsenal are 11 points off the pace from table toppers Leicester City, but can reduce it to eight points if the Gunners win the game in hand. Although fans have been chanting ‘Wengerout’ slogans for not rewarding their faith with a silverware, the Frenchman is adamant that the title has not completely slipped from them, and has a chance for them to triumph at the end of May, if they win all their remaining eight matches.
“If we win all the eight games, we have more than a chance to win the league, but our target is to win the games,” he said.
“Let’s start to be pragmatic, and win the next one which is [on Saturday].”
Granit Xhaka has been the hot transfer rumour associated with Arsenal for last few days and Wenger also took the time to explain a bit of his transfer strategy by claiming that now is a time to analyze the big names, for possible transfers, not to announce anything.
When asked about Granit Xhaka, he once again showcased his witty essence.
“I will send you the list if you want!” Arsene joked.