Shkodran Mustafi shines as Arsenal ease past Watford in Premier League

Marlene Weaver
March 12, 2018

Goals from Shkodran Mustafi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan secured the win for Arsene Wenger's men.

This had all the feeling of a last game of the season with nothing at stake.

In a moment of sweet vindication, Watford captain Troy Deeney, who had questioned Arsenal's spirit earlier this season, had a second-half penalty saved by Petr Cech.

The Gunners were able to end their three-game losing streak in the Premier League with a 3-0 victory over Watford on Saturday, and Deeney missed a penalty - to the delight of Arsenal fans and Bellerin.

Petr Cech did just that on Sunday in Arsenal's victory over Watford as he set a Premier League record for keeping a clean sheet. I came on today (Saturday) and jumped with (Per) Mertesacker. has rated the Arsenal players, after their English Premier League clash against Watford.

- Cech registered his 200th Premier League clean sheet, the first goalkeeper to achieve this feat in the competition's history.

Arsenal lost on penalties and European success continues to elude Wenger - could this season's Europa League break their continental drought under the Frenchman? "I focus on my job and I think I've shown in 22 years that I can do that, that I respect everybody's opinion and do my job with total commitment".

The stadium move was a useful mark to split Wenger's reign into two distinct eras: one where they were on the rise - peaking with the Invincibles and the incredible 49-game unbeaten run - and then the subsequent slow, painful decline. "You have to give credit to the players, they stuck together", he said.

However, Arsenal fans were all very happy with what he said. Two more wins, against one of Serie A's finest in AC Milan and a Watford side who not long ago beat Chelsea 4-1, and all of their problems are solved.

In a triple boost, Wenger also eased fears over Ozil's fitness by saying the German playmaker is "alright" after he appeared to be limping midway through the second half after being kicked on the ankle.

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