Kiko Femenia has told his Watford teammates to be confident and to use their "weapons" to hurt Arsenal as they fight for Premier League survival this afternoon.

The Hornets need a number of things to go their way today if they are to avoid the drop, including results elsewhere that are ultimately out of their control.

The only thing they have a say in is their game against the Gunners, in which a win would go a long way to helping them retain their top flight status.

Speaking to the club website ahead of the match, the full-back said positivity is needed after a disappointing season.

“There have been lots of ups and downs, but it’s not the time to think about that at the moment. We just need to look past it and now for us it’s a final,” he said.

“I don’t think the confidence is too low at the moment. Obviously, when you can’t win it’s difficult for your confidence, but I think we’re alright. I think we have good weapons to hurt them and I think we just need to get the three points.

“We just need to give everything, we need to be confident that we’re going to do it well, we need to be positive that we can win.”

Watford have picked up a couple of famous results at the Emirates in recent years, including an FA Cup quarter-final win in 2016 and victory in the league the following season.

According to Femenia, the plan for the Hornets is to try and negate Arsenal's attacking threat while remaining dangerous on the counter-attack.

“They have some really good players, but we need to be aware that we can beat them, we can hurt them,” he said.

“Over the last few seasons we’ve had a few good results, even this season we drew at home, 2-2. We just need to forget about the opponents and do whatever we have to do.

“The plan is to stay compact and be a team, and act as a team. I think we can hurt them with our counter-attacks. But we just need to take our chances, because I think that’s what we’ve been lacking, but I think we’re going to do it.”

Femenia remains convinced Watford will escape relegation today, despite the odds not entirely being in the favour. 

The defender said he understands supporters' frustrations with what has happened on the pitch and that he shares their displeasure too.

He hopes Watford can make it up to them today.

“We want to give them some final joy, obviously it’s not been an easy season, not a good one for us, so of course they’re not going to be happy with us, we’re not happy either,” he said.

“We can just promise that we’re going to fight until the end, because the club deserves to be in the Premier League and the fans as well.

“We believe it’s going to be down to us, so we just need to win. I have seen the team train really well during the week, we can’t put too much pressure on the team, we need to be strong and just take the three points, and we’re convinced we’re going to do it.”