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Arsenal Win In A Mad 2 Minutes Player Ratings v Hornets
By Matt Sadler
April 15 2019

After a mad two minutes where Aubameyang tackled Foster to score and Deeney was sent off after catching Torreira with a stray arm, you would've thought we'd have been comfortable, but it was anything but as Watford pushed us all of the way.

Honestly it looked like we were the ones with a man sent off. Fortunately we hung on for a vital 3 points.

Had we not won today I wouldn't have felt confident about us finishing in the top four at all. However, after seeing the state of some of our players today (namely last Thursday's star men Torreira and Ramsey), I'm not as confident as I was about this Thursday...

RATINGS:

Leno - 8. Made two excellent saves in the first half and was a calming presence throughout. Really looking the part at the moment.

Mustafi - 7. Fine at right back and looked even better when he moved to RCB. Won one really brave header in the first half.
Mavropanos - 7. Nearly cost us when he lost out to Gray but was sound otherwise.
Koscielny - 7. Did well again.
Monreal - 7. Improvement on Thursday's performance.

Torreira - 5. Tried to put himself about but looked tired after Thursday's efforts. Got Deeney sent off.
Xhaka - 6. Passed the ball well but we were still overran.

Mkhitaryan - 3. No sign of him whatsoever in the first half. Second half he was poor and his shooting was woeful.
Ramsey - 5. Another who looked tired after Thursday's efforts.
Iwobi - 6. Frustrating at times but worked hard and created our best chance of the second half for Mkhitaryan.

Aubameyang - 6. Looked sharp in the first half. Great chasing down for the goal. Didn't see as much of him in the second half.

Subs:

Ozil - 5. Never really got into the game.
Guendouzi - 5. Tried to put himself about.
Maitland-Niles - 5. Made one excellent block.

MORE DISCUSSION HERE

Watford 0 Arsenal 1 First Away clean sheet of the season