What went wrong for Arsenal against Watford



It was a case of how on earth did a resurgent Arsenal side fail to win against the Hornets who are yet to win at home so far this season before stunning Arsene Wenger and his boys as they came back from a goal down to record their first ever win against the Gunners at the Vicarage Road in 30 years. Prior to the game, many tipped us for victory against the Hornets as they believe the quality at our disposal will be too much for Watford to handle and were expected to pick maximum points at the Vicarage road and keep up pace with the Manchester clubs, but reverse was the case as former Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverly was clever enough to condemn us to our third defeat of the season so far this term in the Premier League having lost to Stoke City and Liverpool already this season.

However, the Gunners seems to have turned the corner after recovering from the debacle at Anfield with a four game unbeaten run and conceding none prior to the game at Watford last weekend. Although, many believed Watford’s equalizer was contentious after Brazilian winger Richarlson was brought down in the box by Hector Bellerin before Troy Deeney stepped up to restore parity for the Hornets from the spot.

Arsenal might moan all day about the penalty, but it was a case of not killing off the game easily that gave Watford a chance to come back into the game, before Watford’s equalizer, Mesut Ozil had the chance to double the Gunners lead after Per Mertesacker put us ahead in the first half with a free header. The loss at Watford was a shock to everyone and it shows the gulf in quality between Arsenal and Premier League leaders Manchester City who strolled to a 6-0 victory at the Vicarage road last month.

Arsene Wenger missed out on the top four last term for the first time in twenty-one years, but knows a failure to finish in the Top Four this term back would not be acceptable to the Arsenal board and must find a way to get the best out of Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez once again as the striker was key for the Gunners last season scoring 30 goals and providing 19 assists in all competitions last term.

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