Unai Emery and his Arsenal side took a short bus trip to Vicarage Road on Sunday to take on Watford under new manager, Quique Sanchez Flores, who was brought in during the international break after the Hornets sacked Javi Garcia.
It was a match the new boss would have been desperate to pickup points, but where they really that good against the Gunners, or did Arsenal simply make them look good by their sloppy performance.
Arsenal started the game sloppy, allowing Watford chances very early on in the game. The Hornets certainly had their tails up under their new boss and they could have taken the lead within the first 10 minutes of the game, which is why several pundits such as ausportsbetting backed the London club to pick up points against the Gunners on their home patch.
As the game progressed, the Gunners started to grow into the game and it took a hard work from Dani Ceballos to break play, allowing Sead Kolasinac to run in behind the Watford defence, before he slipped a pass towards Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who finished off in spectacular style.
Just before the break, Aubameyang scored his second and 5th for the season, finishing off a typical Arsenal attacking masterpiece of 20-plus passes.
And then the second half came and Arsenal squandered their two goal advantage from two absolutely horrendous defending from our centre-backs. The first from Sokratis and the second from David Luis. Re-capping those goals conceded in full details certainly hurts, so I will just leave it at that.
Moving forward however, Here are five things we learned from the draw against Watford…
1. Unai Emery needs more time:
The disappointing draw at Vicarage road certainly showed that the Arsenal boss maybe needs more time than previously anticipated to make this Arsenal team gel together.
2. We have no defence:
As previously hinted in the first four games of the season, We clearly have no defence structure. Getting our long term Injured defenders back, hopefully will help solve the leaking defence,
3. Youngsters needs to do better:
It’s good that Emery has chosen to put faith in the youngsters this season. In some games they have performed well, but they will need to do better, especially when given chances against teams as Watford. Simply put, Reiss Nelson and Joe Willock where handed chances and they didn’t make good use of it.
4. Arsenal fans are running out of patience:
It’s clear, Arsenal fans are beginning to lose their patience on Emery. And rightly so. The boss has been backed up with funds and quality players over the last one year and it’s only fair that the board and fans have high expectations.
5. Lacazette is important for us:
I really don’t know if this really counts, but somehow, Lacazette’s presence was felt. The Frenchman leads the line for Arsenal and also contributes in defence a whole lot and so I for one can say his presence was felt against Watford.
In conclusion, Watford clearly approached the match with a point to prove under their new manager and new tactics and american online casino as well as several bookmakers believe the new tactics and formation worked in their favour to earn the Hornets a vital point against Arsenal, and also push their season in a positive direction.
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