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.More news: Barcelona v Manchester United
"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".More news: Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral on fire - firefighters
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".More news: Elon Musk Tweets Out Another Tesla Forecast in Midst of SEC Talks
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