16 Sep Arsenal information: Gunners set undesirable milestone as Watford fightback to earn level
The Gunners seemed to be coasting at Vicarage Street, however Watford lastly made their relentless attacking play rely
Arsenal couldn’t stand up to a second-half barrage at Vicarage Street on Sunday as Watford fought again from two objectives all the way down to safe a dramatic level, with the Gunners attaining an undesirable new milestone within the course of.
In total, Arsenal confronted 31 pictures towards the Hornets, probably the most they’ve ever allowed one other Premier League facet to have towards them since Opta started gathering information within the division in 2003. Additionally it is probably the most pictures Watford have had in a Premier League recreation, with 23 efforts coming within the second half alone.
The Gunners regarded set for a snug afternoon when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s double put them forward within the first half, the opener coming from a 20-pass transfer, probably the most passes in a transfer resulting in a objective within the English top-flight up to now this season.
Nevertheless, Watford capitalised on some sloppy Arsenal defending at the beginning of the second interval as Sokratis Papastathopoulos gave the ball manner inside his personal space, permitting Tom Cleverley to attain.
The Hornets continued to pile on the stress and had the prospect to equalise when David Luiz fouled Roberto Pereyra within the space. Pereyra took the spot-kick himself and despatched Bernd Leno the incorrect approach to drag Watford stage. That was the 10th penalty Arsenal have conceded because the begin of final season, no facet has conceded extra, with three of these coming this marketing campaign alone.
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In a breathless end, Quique Sanchez Flores’ facet may have gained it in stoppage-time however Abdoulaye Doucoure may solely shoot straight at Leno from inside the realm.
In the long run either side needed to make do with some extent, although Unai Emery will rue but extra errors from his defence. For the reason that begin of final season, Arsenal’s gamers have made a mixed 14 errors resulting in opposition objectives within the Premier League, at the least two greater than every other membership on this time.
It’s the first time Arsenal and Watford have drawn in 22 conferences in all competitions stretching again to December 1984. Additionally it is the primary time Arsenal have did not win a Premier League recreation by which they have been at the least two objectives forward since a 3-Three draw towards West Ham in April 2016.