In the end, it was a match to forget but a result to remember. The Gunners had stolen three points and headed off into the dark of the night with a vital 0-1 away win and a clean sheet from the Watford Vs Arsenal fixture.
Aubameyang played the role of the chirpy and cheeky thief, stealing a goal against the run of play when Janmaat’s suicidal back-pass placed Foster under pressure. Aubameyang sprinted off like he was late for his dinner and put the ball in the net.
It was an opportunist goal taken by a predator, but the Gabonese striker will not receive a better gift this season.
Hardly, anyone will care that it wasn’t the free flowing Arsenal that are a joy to watch. In the chase for a Champions league slot, missed opportunities aren’t forgiven because of the artistic content involved.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) April 15, 2019
Troy ‘cojones’ Deeney did his best to live up to his own hype in the Watford Vs Arsenal clash, but showed a level of stupidity that saw him receive a straight red card for planting his elbow in the face of the dynamic and determined Lucas Torreira.
It was more of a glancing brush off on the cheek/chin of Arsenal’s little lion, but Deeney should have no complaints, although he did for what seemed like an hour. He even ripped the shirt off his own back in the heat of the moment as the drama played out like a silent movie.
Deeney took to Stomping about shouting, gesticulating and generally performing the role of the exaggerated pantomime villain.
During this fracas, it was Granit Xhaka who reminded Deeney of his indiscretion by showing him a chicken wing which fashioned a broad smile on the faces of Arsenal fans. According to news reports, Granit Xhaka is being targeted by Inter Milan and is poised for a summer move.
Javi Gracia, the Watford manager said:
“I do not understand why the referee did it,”
“I never saw an aggressive moment.”
Ah , a Wenger special ! he never used to see anything either.
Deeney even offered a few choice angry word at Unai Emery as he thudded towards the tunnel but my lip reading skills are no longer what they were and we will have to assume the Watford striker just said ‘adiós amigo’ as he left the Watford Vs Arsenal game.
Despite being a man down, Watford never gave up, surging forward in numbers they could ill afford and Arsenal had to stand firm and soak it up.
The woodwork and the athletic Bernd Leno and Maitland-Niles came to the rescue for the Gunners as Watford tried to level.
It was one of those evenings were justice wasn’t always done and rewards weren’t achieved in the face of endeavour, but no one is bothered about that from North London.
Arsenal are back up to 4th in the premiership after the Watford Vs Arsenal encounter, just one point behind rivals Spurs and one game better off than Chelsea.
It’s all to play for right now.