Arsenal were desperately in eed of a confidence boosting win the Premier League, and with Watford’s awful away form we were very hopeful that today would get us three points at last. And so it proved as Arsenal got their 1000th Premier League goal scored by the defender Shkrodan Mustafi from a pinpoint free kick from Mesut Ozil after just 8 minutes, who looks to be comfortable again after a dodgy few weeks.
Ozil came very close to making another assist and even had a brilliant chance himself when left one on one with the Watford keeper, but failed to calmly walk it around him. So we could easily have been three up at the break, but you can’t ignore that the Hornets recovered from their slow start and Charlison was finding balls through the Gunners defence but it looks like Petr Cech is also determined to get his own clean sheet record today. Arsenal had the lions share of the possession as usual but end up with six shots on goal at half-time to Watford’s four. Let’s hope we can kick on after the break and put the game to bed…
Watford came out fighting in the second half with Holebas getting loads of room down the wings, but arsenal were countering and we had the combination of Mhki and PEA cutting through the Hornets defence and Auba goes round the keeper and slots it cooly into the net. But just a minute later Maitland-Niles brings down a striker and Troy Deeney had his cojones tested with a penalty against Petr Cech.
Incredibly Cech breaks another record as he saves his first ever penalty for Arsenal, which may help him to finally break his clean sheet record as well. Well done the Big Man! It looks like we are going to see three records today!
10 minutes later, Mustafi goes down injured again, and as he had already been booked it was sensible to take him off and chambers comes in for the last 20 minutes. Within five minutes the Arsenal fans could stop panicking as Mhki gets an assist from PEA for change and his unstoppable shot gives us a comfortable 3-0 lead. Wenger decides to give the Armenian a rest and brings on Wilshere to replace him.
We only had to hold on for another ten minutes and the game just petered out to the finalwhistle, and at last Arsenal got their comfortable win, Cech got his 200th clean sheet and a first ever penalty save for us, and we have scored our 1002nd EPL goal. A great day all round!