Arsenal opened the scoring on eight minutes as Mustafi powerfully headed Mesut Ozil’s free-kick beyond Watford goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis, although Cech was required to deny Abdoulaye Doucoure and Richarlison on two occasions prior to half-time.
Goals from Shkodran Mustafi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan were the difference.
Sullivan and fellow co-owner David Gold were forced to flee their seats in the directors’ box as fans crowded around them with thrown missiles mixed with chants of “sack the board” and “you killed our club”. It’s not a coincidence that we scored against Crystal Palace, we scored against Everton, we scored today and since January we have scored many goals against anybody. Cech, who earned many of those clean sheets with former club Chelsea added: “It is an unbelievable personal milestone, but the most important thing is to win and so it was defeats that were more frustrating”.
Arsenal defeated Watford 3-0 in their Premier League encounter on Sunday.
Was rarely tested at the back and was afforded space to venture forward where he put in some decent crosses, creating a few chances for his side.
The two-goal lead came under immediate threat as Ainsley Maitland-Niles tripped Pereyra with referee Martin Atkinson awarding Watford a penalty, with Deeney’s effort saved by Cech this time around. The manner in which he hung his leg out to concede the penalty suggested he has a lot to learn yet.
“I find it very hard for him”, Vieira told L’Equipe.
In a dismal year, there was a rare moment of vindication for Arsenal when Watford captain Troy Deeney saw his second-half penalty saved by Petr Cech.
“Maybe players need to be stronger nowadays than before”. He got a goal and an assist, though, and his combination play with Aubameyang bodes well for next season.
It would be a hire that would likely have the whole Arsenal fan base swooning.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: Missed a glorious opportunity during the first 10 minutes of the game, but continued to make his runs behind the defence.
Replaced Mustafi who was struggling with a niggle and did well to see off the game.