Watford had a chance to score a goal from the penalty spot in the 63rd minute after Maitland Niles fouled Roberto Pereyara in the box but captain Troy Deeney’s penalty was saved by Petr Cech.
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“Today it was an important save, so the question of is it a penalty here or there and will he save one?” I like both situations because in the first situation he’s shown a lot of humility and responsibility.
The latter has now scored in two consecutive games and provided a brilliant assist for Aubameyang’s goal as the two former Borussia Dortmund men showed another glimpse of their chemistry. “How much I don’t know, but it plays a part”.
Karnezis could do nothing, however, to prevent Shkodran Mustafi’s eighth-minute header, steered into the left of goal from Ozil’s left-hand-side free kick.
But the Armenia worldwide, who opened his Arsenal account in Milan, added the third courtesy of Aubameyang’s pass with substitute Danny Welbeck coming close to grabbing a fourth late on.
The Spanish global was considered a doubt for next week’s Europa League second leg but Wenger now claims Bellerin could be back to face Milan on Thursday.
“We have had a disappointing period and our supporters suffered like we suffered”.
“In the second half we created more chances, but after their second goal it was very hard for us”.
“It was a convincing win”.
“It was hard but overall it gets us out a little bit of that negative spiral we were in”.
“Yes, of course I worry because I want our fans to be behind the team and happy”, Wenger said.
The hosts had to wait until just shy of the hour mark to double their advantage, with Mkhitaryan playing a defence-splitting throughball for Aubameyang to round Karnezis and slot home.