Arsenal v Watford, 29 September 2018

Score2-0 to Arsenal
RefereeAnthony Taylor
CompetitionPremier League
VenueEmirates Stadium
Attendance60,019
Kick-off: 3.00pm There had now been only one drawn game in their 23 meetings in the top division. Premier League Head to Head Played: 11 Arsenal won: 9 Drawn: 0 Watford won: 2 Arsenal scored: 26 Watford scored: 8

2 Arsenal

Manager: Unai Emery

0 Watford

Manager: Javi Gracia

Goals:

Craig Cathcart own goal 81 OG
Mesut Özil 83 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Petr Čech
Defender Rob Holding
Defender Nacho Monreal
Defender Shkodran Mustafi
Defender/Midfielder Granit Xhaka
Midfielder Mesut Özil
Midfielder Aaron Ramsey
Midfielder Lucas Torreira

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Ben Foster
Defender Craig Cathcart
Defender José Holebas
Defender Marc Navarro
Midfielder Etienne Capoue
Midfielder Abdoulaye Doucouré
Midfielder Will Hughes
Midfielder Roberto Pereyra
Forward Troy Deeney
Forward Andre Gray

Substitutions:

Bernd Leno for Petr Čech 45
Alex Iwobi for Aaron Ramsey 63
Danny Welbeck for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 77

Substitutions:

Isaac Success for Andre Gray 72
Kiko Femenía for Marc Navarro 84

Cards:

Lucas Torreira 45 Y
Shkodran Mustafi 62 Y

Cards:

Troy Deeney 31 Y
Abdoulaye Doucouré 79 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Bernd Leno
Defender/Midfielder Sead Kolašinac
Midfielder Mattéo Guendouzi
Midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan
Midfielder/Forward Alex Iwobi
Forward Danny Welbeck

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes
Defender Adrian Mariappa
Defender Adam Masina
Defender/Midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah
Defender/Midfielder Kiko Femenía
Midfielder Ken Sema
Forward Isaac Success

Comments:

League position: 5th Arsenal had now scored in 35 of their last 37 home games in the Premier League; only failing to score in two games against Manchester City. The Gunners had now won 22 consecutive home games in the Premier League against teams outside of the big six (scored 64, conceded 11). They had now not lost a game at Emirates Stadium in the Premier League that kicked-off at 3pm on a Saturday since their opening game of the 2013-14 season against Aston Villa (won 19).

Comments:

League position: 6th Watford had now won only one of their last 15 away games in the Premier League (lost 12). In their seventh game, Daryl Janmaat's injury meant there was a change to the Hornets' starting XI for the first time this season in the Premier League. They had now lost 16 of their last 17 away games in the Premier League against the big six opposition.