Hornets trio ruled out of Gunners clash

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Watford will be without Jose Holebas, Domingos Quina and Tom Cleverley when they entertain Arsenal this evening.

Watford will be without Jose Holebas, Domingos Quina and Tom Cleverley when they entertain Arsenal this evening.

The Hornets sit 10th in the Premier League but are very much in the chase for a possible Europa League spot via the league ahead of tonight’s clash.

Holebas suffered a hamstring injury during the dramatic FA Cup semi-final win over Wolves, while Quina has a shoulder injury and is also set to sit out.

Cleverley has a calf problem and will also be unavailable, but there is better news as semi-final hero Gerard Deulofeu is fit after coming off at Wembley following his two goals with an ankle injury.

Elsewhere, Ben Foster returns in goal after Heurelho Gomes played in the Wembley win over Wolves.

Arsenal will be without the suspended Sokratis Papastathopoulos for the trip, but the Gunners will be hopeful Granit Xhaka (groin) is fit enough to be involved.

Long-term injury absentees Danny Welbeck (ankle), Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin (both knee) are still missing.

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