Neil Swarbrick will be the man in the middle when Watford entertain Arsenal at Vicarage Road on Saturday.

The Preston-born official has taken charge of Watford just twice before in the top flight, with the Hornets losing 2-0 to Stoke and beating Leicester 2-1 under his stewardship last season.

Swarbrick has officiated five games so far this season, all of which coming in the Premier League, and has issued 12 yellow cards and no reds this term.

Goals have been in high supply during matches the 51-year-old has refereed this season, with the ball hitting the net 17 times under his watch.

His last two outings have seen Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur record 5-0 and 4-0 wins over Crystal Palace and Huddersfield respectively.