Watford are hopeful Ikechi Anya and Allan Nyom will be fit to face Arsenal despite the duo withdrawing from international this week due to injury.

Both players suffered their respective injuries during Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Bournemouth. Nyom limped off with a knee problem while Anya suffered a calf strain.

Nyom and Anya joined up with Cameroon and Scotland respectively this week but the two countries agreed they could return to the Hornets for treatment.

Valon Behrami is also on his way back to Watford’s London Colney training ground after pulling out of the Switzerland squad with a calf injury.

The midfielder, who has missed Watford’s last three games due to suspension, is due to return to England tonight. The Hornets medical team will assess the midfielder but he is likely to be a doubt for the clash against the Gunners next Saturday (October 17).

Jurado missed Saturday’s draw with Bournemouth with a hamstring injury and Quique Sanchez Flores admitted after that game the 29-year-old could be ruled out for two to three weeks.

Golden Boys defender Tommie Hoban faces a prolonged spell on the side lines. He underwent surgery on a groin problem earlier this week.

The talented 21-year-old hasn’t played for the Hornets this season and faces several weeks in the treatment room.

Long-term absentee Joel Ekstrand’s recovery from a knee injury is progressing well. The Swedish international has been out of action since damaging his knee ligaments in March.

After several months of rehabilitation the 26-year-old has started running in straight lines. The next stage of his recovery will see him progress to twisting the knee. He remains on track to be fit again by Christmas.