Mkhitaryan scores as Arsenal thrash Watford 3-0

Mkhitaryan scores as Arsenal thrash Watford 3-0

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is anxious by an apparent dip in attendance at the Emirates stadium in recent weeks but said he is confident the team will do "absolutely everything" to win back their fans.

With the news of the pair's return, just Alexandre Lacazette and Shkodran Mustafi remain Arsenal's current injury concerns. There were empty seats everywhere once against at the Emirates, and this time there could be no excuse of the thick snow and minus-four degrees temperature when they deliberately shunned the defeat to Manchester City in their last match at home.

And Wenger suggests players have to be stronger mentally than in previous eras, given the amount of criticism Ozil often receives from Arsenal fans. "It is like rain in England, it is easy to get", he said.

"It was a bit hard for me at the beginning but I am feeling better now". We want to show our fight. "But I've shown in 22 years that I focus on my job with total commitment".

Arsenal Boss Wenger very excited over Arsenal's victory/ football365.comPetr Cech kept his 200th Premier League clean sheet on Sunday, saving a penalty from Troy Deeney in the process, while the trio of Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang all impressed up front.

Goals from Shkodran Mustafi and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang early in each half saw the Gunners build on their Europa League victory at AC Milan on Thursday.

Wenger is encouraged by the way his players have stayed united in a hard time.

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"I wanted to absolutely win this game, it was hard, but it gets us out of that negative spirit that we were in".

"Overall it gets us out of the negative spiral we were in". We had a nightmare week. "We have still some work to do, but we are on a good way".

But it also ensured that Cech, who saved his maiden spot-kick in a Gunners shirt at the 16th attempt, became the first stopper to register 200 clean sheets in Premier League history.

The result served as redemption for Watford's 2-1 win over the Gunners back in October, when a last-gasp Tom Cleverley strike secured three points for the Hornets at Vicarage Road.

"Cech had to wait a while to save a penalty".

"It is quite fortunate that it is against Deeney and on top of that to get the clean sheet".

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