Well, that was a shambles, wasn’t it? The fact that Arsenal blew a two-goal lead against the team at the bottom of the Premier League is bad enough but the manner in which they absolutely capitulated in the second half is unforgivable.
I have waited a good hour after the game finished to calm down before I do these player ratings but I fear that is not enough time, a week may not be enough.
Anyway, here are the player ratings that are as fair and balanced as I can muster.
Bernd Leno 7
He did absolutely nothing wrong today and if it was not for him Arsenal would have lost the game, he has no choice but to play out from the back because he is under orders and he was not at fault for either goal.
Out of the defenders I actually thought he did ok in comparison, he was edgy at times and does not look the long term solution down the right but he did get an assist.
A Woeful game, totally to blame for the first Watford goal and at no stage did he look comfortable, he really is not a top-quality centre back.
Gave the penalty away that led to the Watford equaliser and I am not surprised, I have said he is a liability and he is proving that in abundance, he could have got a 2 but he did try to show some leadership shouting out instructions but I get the feeling the other players look at him as a bit of joke.
Similar to Maitland-Niles, is not Arsenal quality really but he at least tried, he had an assist for the first Aubameyang goal and that has bumped his rating up.
Didn’t really do anything wrong but neither did he do anything positive, totally overrun in midfield, offered no outlet and was found wanting more often than not. Bewildering how he keeps getting starts.
A complete contrast to his performance against Tottenham, he ran around like a headless chicken and on two occasions gave the ball away in very dangerous areas. too inconsistent.
I am still showing patience waiting for him to come good but apart from a couple of clever flicks he offered almost nothing and for the amount of money Arsenal is paying for him you expect a little more penetration and creativity.
Thought he had a half-decent game, to be honest, he helped set up the second goal for Arsenal and when he got the ball tried to be creative, an above-average performance but that is about it.
I thought the young Spaniard done well also, cannot work out why he was subbed as he was one of the very players on the pitch that showed signs of trying to create something in the second half.
Arsenal man of the match, he did his job which is to score goals, the only criticism I have is that he becomes anonymous when the chips are down and he really needs to do better holding the ball up but at the end of the day, he scored two goals.