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Watford 0 Arsenal 1: Gunners Manage An Away Day Clean Sheet!

Arsenal Have At Last Managed To Keep An Away Day Clean Sheet As Well As Three Points Against 10 Man Watford! Highlights. Player Ratings. Manager Comments, and Stats.

By: Marc Gingell

A rare Ben Foster error followed a minute later by a red card for Troy Deeney, helped Arsenal come away from Vicarage Road with their 6th away win of the season and their first Premier League clean sheet on the road.

15/4/2019 Vicarage Road Watford 0-1 Arsenal
KO:20:00 ATT: 20,480 Troy Deeney s/o 11′ Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang  10′
REF: C Pawson

Arsenal Well Placed In CL Mini League Race

With this 1-0 win Arsenal have moved up to 4th in the Premier League and with one game in hand over Chelsea, plus points and a goal difference advantage over Manchester United, they are handily placed in the Champions League Mini League 3rd and 4th place race.

Ben Foster and Troy Deeney Show!

Arsenal were helped by two moments of madness by two of Watford’s senior players. Goalkeeper Ben Foster, a former Manchester United player, and captain Troy Deeney.

Pattaya One: Ben Foster is caught out by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

On Ten Minutes

After ten minutes Arsenal took the lead, against the run of play, when Foster failed to deal with a routine back pass from right-back from Daryl Janmaat. Foster tried to get the ball on to his left foot but by the time he’d done that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had closed him down. Foster’s attempted clearance hit the Arsenal striker and the ball ended up in the net.

Pattaya One: Troy Deeney. Red card moment.

One Minute Later

Deeney saw red when he appeared to brush his forearm towards Lucas Torreira. The decision seemed harsh and the jury’s out as to whether VAR would have agreed.

Player Ratings

Watford: Foster (6), Janmaat (6), Cathcart (7), Kabasele (6), Masina (6), Doucoure (6), Capoue (7), Femenia (6), Hughes (7), Gray (6), Deeney (3).

Subs used: Success (3), Sema (n/a).

Arsenal: Leno (6), Koscielny (6), Mavropanos (6), Mustafi (6), Monreal (6), Ramsey (7), Torreira (7), Xhaka (6), Iwobi (7), Mkhitaryan (5), Aubameyang (7).

Subs used: Ozil (6), Guendouzi (6), Maitland-Niles (6).

Man of the match: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Opta Stats

  • Watford suffered their first defeat in six Premier League home games (W3 D2).
  • Since returning to the Premier League in 2015/16, Watford have picked up 15 red cards in the competition, more than any other side.
  • Since his debut in February 2018, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been directly involved in 37 Premier League goals for Arsenal (28 goals, 9 assists), 11 more than any other player for the Gunners in that time.
  • Watford’s Troy Deeney was sent off for the second time in the Premier League and for the first time since December 2017 against Huddersfield.

 

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