Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Henrikh Mkhitaryan combine to take Arsenal past Watford

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Henrikh Mkhitaryan combine to take Arsenal past Watford

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Henrikh Mkhitaryan combine to take Arsenal past Watford

The Czech saved his first penalty for the Gunners, denying Troy Deeney to keep his historic shut-out intact.

We now have to play Milan again on Thursday, and it would appear that Wenger is now making sure he will have his best players available to guarantee we get to the next round of the Europa League.

Watford controlled the game either side of halftime, but was punished for failing to make its dominance pay when Aubameyang doubled the lead in the 59th as he rounded Karnezis after latching onto Mkhitaryan's through ball.

Arsenal eased their way past Watford 3-0 in the Premier League on Sunday, marking their first clean sheet in 12 league matches and settling nerves at the Emirates after a string of losses so far this year.

It is a well-known fact that since joining Arsenal, Petr Cech has failed to save a penalty.

But it also ensured that Cech, who saved his maiden spot-kick in a Gunners shirt at the 16th attempt, became the first stopper to register 200 clean sheets in Premier League history.

'He had to wait a while to save a penalty and it's quite fortunate it was against Deeney. Deeney missed a penalty against Arsenal today and was jeered by Arsenal fans for the whole game as they won 3-0.


Aubameyang's goal came after he latched onto the Armenian's through ball.

Arsenal: Cech 8, Maitland-Niles 6, Holding 6, Mustafi 7, Kolasinac 6, Elneny 7, Xhaka 7, Ozil 7, Iwobi 6, Mkhitaryan 7, Aubameyang 7. After a hard Thursday night game, on Sunday morning we still had the spirit to stick together.

"Overall, we did very well. In the end it was a convincing win...."

Wenger added: "There is a lot of negativity". "I believe that I like him as a player and when you get negative statements you have to deal with it".

Asked if he thought his captain's comments had inspired the Arsenal players, Hornets boss Javi Gracia said: "I think Troy before the match was concentrating on playing well, to help the team and if it will be possible to score".

Subs not used: Britos, Sinclair, Gray, Hughes, Carrillo, Bachmann.

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