Two bad defensive errors cost Arsenal dearly on Sunday against Watford but they are not the only ones to blame for the second-half capitulation.
Watford got off 31 shots and you have to ask how they were able to get into position to have that many shots, I mean, where the hell was the midfield?
The first Watford goal came from an elementary defensive mistake from Sokratis and the second was a penalty conceded by David Luiz and they have rightly been criticised but it is not as if they got much help from the midfielders.
Every time the ball went to an Arsenal midfielder they did nothing with it, they lost the ball and back came Watford with yet another attack, it was wave after wave and for the most part, the defenders defended, but it was the midfield that allowed the Hornets to get into position to make the shots in the first place.
There was no hold-up play, no maintaining possession and relieving the pressure, there was not even any coherent passing of the ball and as for slowing the game down, it was non-existent.
The defence needed help and they got none at all, the pressure Watford exerted was unrelenting and it did not need to be, not if the midfielders did their jobs.
Where was Guendouzi, Xhaka and even Ceballos in the second half? Largely anonymous to be honest.
But they were not the only ones, where was Pepe? he has the talent to hold the ball up, to be an outlet but he did very little, same with Nelson and Aubameyang, they could see what was happening and the three of them could have done more when the ball did come out of defence,
My point is that the defenders defend but Watford has to get the ball down the field to then take on the defenders, how were they allowed to do that so often with impunity?
So blame the defence absolutely but be fair and look at the other Arsenal players that did not do anything to stop the barrage of attacks from Watford.