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Watford's Holebas out of Arsenal clash with hamstring problem

16 April 2019

Piers Morgan took to social media to salute a vital victory for Arsenal after their 1-0 win over Watford moved them back into the Premier League's top four on Monday night.

Arsenal have officially revealed their starting eleven and substitutes to go up against Watford at Vicarage Road in the Premier League this evening.

Gracia also paid tribute to Arsenal boss Unai Emery, his former team-mate in Spain.

The Watford manager was the first person that Emery called last summer when the possibility of taking over from Arsene Wenger first became a possibility.

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"I asked him some questions about the football here, the clubs, Arsenal and he recommended to me that I come here".

The Spaniard said: "I try to choose the best players for the next game".

Emery and Gracia now work in close proximity to one another, Watford's training ground backing on to Arsenal's own London Colney base, with the former admitting the pair and their respective staff have met to exchange views on the game.

"For example we had dinner, their coaches and with our coaches, one day in St Albans in September".

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Boss Javi Gracia has told Watford to forget about the FA Cup final and focus on the race for Europe. "We know the assistant coaches and Javi Gracia and we appreciate them".

If Watford beat Manchester City in the FA Cup final they will qualify for Europe but, if they lose, finishing seventh would guarantee a Europa League qualifying spot.

"Our goal, we worked to push the goalkeeper when he wanted to play like he was playing and I think it was a very good action from Aubameyang. It's very important to the whole team".

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Watford's Holebas out of Arsenal clash with hamstring problem