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Arsenal defeat Watford at Emirates stadium

Arsenal defeat Watford at Emirates stadium

Arsenal defeat Watford at Emirates stadium

Arsenal defeat Watford at Emirates stadium

Watford manager Claudio Ranieri accused Arsenal’s players of showing a lack of respect as the Gunners

claimed a narrow victory in manager Mikel Arteta’s 100th match in charge.

The in-form Emile Smith Rowe scored in a third successive Premier League game, sending Arsenal up to fifth in the table with

a low drive from outside the box after 56 minutes.

However, prior to the goal Watford had put the ball out of play due to an injury and the hosts chose not to return possession from
the resulting throw-in.

“When we put the ball out voluntarily, everyone expects to give the ball back to you but there was not that respect from the Arsenal players,”

Ranieri said.

Arteta responded: “I would say that we are the most honest team and in some stages we can even become naive.”

The Spaniard added: “If he felt like that towards our club, I have to apologise if that’s the case but I am sure

there is no intention to take any advantage.”

Gunners captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had a first-half penalty saved by Ben Foster following a poor challenge by Danny Rose

on Alexandre Lacazette and the Watford goalkeeper produced another fine stop to keep out Gabriel’s header shortly before half-time.

An eighth-placed finish last term was followed by three successive defeats at the start of this season but the Gunners,

unbeaten in 10 matches in all competitions, have real momentum going into the international break.

Aubameyang endured a frustrating afternoon and should have put away the initial chance prior to Saka’s disallowed goal,

before seeing his spot-kick saved after Rose had needlessly wiped out Lacazette.

Arsenal now are continue to their good form and performance in the league week after week.