BBC Sports Pundit Mark Lawrenson believes that Arsenal will have the edge over Watford in the Monday night fixture and expecting them to win by 2-1.
“Arsenal are away again – and surely they cannot be any worse than they were at Everton last weekend?” Lawrenson told BBC Sport.
“I actually think the Gunners will win this one, although that has nothing to do with their form – they have only beaten bottom side Huddersfield on the road since the end of November.
“It is more to do with the fact I don’t think we will see quite the same intensity from Watford with the FA Cup final only a few weeks away.
“That is going to be a special day for lots of their players, and it would be understandable if they were distracted by it. If it takes 5% off the team’s performance on Monday, then that is all Arsenal would need to take advantage.”