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A short look at the Watford game 0

Posted on March 11, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Arsenal deservedly beat Watford 3-0 at the Emirates on Sunday. Just like against AC Milan three days earlier, a lot of things went right. Let’s take a short look.

Quick transition

First of all, it should be said that Mohamed Elneny played a big part in this game. Present all around the pitch and in all segments of the game, he simply oozed composure with smart, well-measured passing and moved from tight spaces into larger pockets whenever possible.

Mertesacker reveals stress involved with playing for Arsenal 0

Posted on March 11, 2018 by Harry Kettle

German defender Per Mertesacker has been a rock at the heart of Arsenal’s defence ever since joining the club, but now, it seems as if the 33-year-old is just about ready to hang up his boots due to the stress involved with playing the beautiful game.

During an interview with magazine Der Spiegel, Mertesacker made a handful of somewhat startling comments regarding what it feels like to play at this level. The 2014 World Cup winner and former Werder Bremen star has been at the Emirates since 2011 and has made well over 150 appearances for the North London club.

Arsenal reach landmark Premier League milestone 0

Posted on March 11, 2018 by Harry Kettle

We questioned whether or not Arsenal would rest players for the key clash against Watford, and despite that coming to fruition with Ramsey, Koscielny and Wilshere all not starting, they’ve managed to take the lead against the Hornets at the Emirates.

As the game progresses things could always shift one way or another, as we’ve seen this afternoon with the Old Firm derby, but Shkodran Mustafi’s opening goal is actually much more important than some fans may realise.

History-making

Arsenal v Watford Premier League Preview 0

Posted on March 10, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal’s Premier League campaign has been a poor one so far. The Gunners look to be out of the race for a top-four finish, but will still be clinging to the hope that one of the top-four teams slip up in the remaining months of the season.

However, for Arsenal to capitalise on any slip-ups they must start winning games in the league, starting with a home clash against Watford on Sunday.

A look at Arsenal’s last five games against Watford 0

Posted on March 10, 2018 by Harry Kettle

As Arsenal prepare for a key Premier League clash against Watford this weekend, we thought it’d be interesting to take a trip down memory lane in order to see how the last five games between these two sides have gone over the years.

While the stature of Arsenal Football Club alone would lead you to believe they’ve been dominant, they’ve actually lost three of their last five meetings against the Hornets – which is a record Arsene Wenger will be aiming to rectify on Sunday.

Arsenal 1-2 Watford – FA Cup

Abdoulaye Doucure picks Arsenal over Spurs 0

Posted on February 20, 2018 by Milos Markovic

Highly-rated Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure revealed three Premier League clubs are interested in signing him, while he also stated his preference which is set to be music to Arsenal fans’ ears.

Doucoure appeared on a French talk show Telefoot where he was subjected to a series of questions dealing with his future at Watford.

The 25-year-old is enjoying a scintillating season with Watford despite Hornets’ underwhelming Premier League form which currently sees them sitting in 11th place in the standings.

Arsenal on alert over Abdoulaye Doucoure 0

Posted on February 13, 2018 by Milos Markovic

According to a number of reports in England, Arsenal have expressed interest in signing the in-form Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure.

The 25-year-old Frenchman has enjoyed quite a run at the Hornets which saw him top the club’s scoring charts with seven goals in the Premier League. He also recorded two assists for Javi Garcia’s charges.

Doucoure’s flying form has put plenty of top sides on alert with Arsenal and Tottenham believed to be sitting in a front row for his signature. Mauricio Pochettino has kept a close eye on the midfielder over past couple of weeks and the Argentine tactician was reportedly at Watford’s 4-1 win over Chelsea last week to watch Doucoure in action.

Arsene Wenger in hot water with the FA 0

Posted on October 16, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger entered the referee’s room after the Gunners’ defeat at Watford where an angry exchange between the Frenchman and Neil Swarbrick occurred.

Arsenal manager could now face charges from the FA after making his feelings over his team’s 2-1 last-gasp defeat.

The Gunners took the lead through Per Mertesacker after 39 minutes but the home side managed to overturn the deficit through a 70th-minute penalty and Tom Cleverley’s stoppage-time pounce.

Arsene Wenger was mad over the decision to award a penalty to Watford after Richarlison went down under pressure from Hector Bellerin. The Watford summer signing is also under investigation from the FA for a possible dive and could face a two-game ban.

Arsenal’s defence cracks under pressure 0

Posted on October 14, 2017 by Ben Darvill

An Achilles heel for Arsenal in recent years has been their defence, with leads so often spurned by poor marking or worse decision making. Ultimately, teams have known that even if they concede a goal against Arsenal, they will likely have a number of chances to equalise and then take the lead at some point in the game.

This defect was on show yet again in their game against Watford as the hosts made Arsenal pay. The Gunners had the better of the possession on the day and had more openings, registering six shots on target to Watford’s three, but it was the hosts that won the game because they took their chances.

Watford pose a real threat to Arsenal’s good run 0

Posted on October 14, 2017 by David Nugent

On Saturday evening, Arsenal, of course, face a trip to Vicarage Road to face Watford, in a game that could be a potential banana skin for Arsene Wenger’s side.

The Gunners are on a good recent run of form of late after winning six of their last seven. They could be forgiven for not winning the other game, as they achieved a very respectable goalless draw at champions Chelsea.

Watford are the sort of team that have made life difficult for Arsenal in recent seasons, especially away from home. Make no mistake they are unlikely to be easy opposition.



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