[Teams] Watford vs Arsenal: Confirmed Line-Ups from Vicarage Road

[Teams] Watford vs Arsenal: Confirmed Line-Ups from Vicarage Road

"It was a good conversation about football because Javi Gracia is also a football man".

Gracia gave the squad three days off following their FA Cup semi-final comeback win over Wolves last Sunday as they recovered from 2-0 down with 11 minutes left to win 3-2 after extra time.

"It's something all of us have to refuse to avoid", said Gracia.

Gracia's first full season in Hertfordshire has seen Watford amass a record Premier League points tally and remain in the chase for seventh place and will culminate in an FA Cup final against Manchester City. "We spoke with the players, they felt our support and it's all we can do in this moment, try to be together, to help them and nothing else". Yes, it's much better, the coach is relaxed, we know that when we have to train, we train, but when the training ends, we relax, we laugh. We don't have only one final - we have seven finals. "All of them are focused on the next game". "We know the assistant coaches and Javi Gracia and we appreciate them".

Watford are now 10th, but with a game in hand over Everton and Leicester, Gracia knows the importance of making that count. "I want all my players to be fit but in this case we have other players", Gracia added.

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"Our final is against Arsenal - not in May".

"I've had a lot of coaches, and I think those who are the most similar are (Carlo) Ancelotti and him".

"We have to take advantage of that chance, we are going to play four games at home and two away".

But Emery himself had already sounded out Gracia about life as a Premier League boss as his former Real Sociedad team-mate had been appointed at Watford six months earlier.

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