- Mustafi scores 1,000th Arsenal home PL-era goal
- Mkhitaryan to Aubameyang for 2-0
- Cech stops Deeney penalty
- Arsenal ends three-match losing run
Petr Cech stopped a penalty and kept his 200th clean sheet as Arsenal ended a league losing skid with a 3-0 win over Watford at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
Arsenal sits in sixth, 10 points back of the Top Four, while Watford is nine points clear of the drop zone in 10th.
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Mesut Ozil slipped Aubameyang through on goal in the second minute, but the Gabonese striker hit the ball at Orestis Karnezis.
The Gunners went ahead in the 8th, as Mustafi headed an Ozil free kick across goal.
Sead Kolasinac just missed a sliding Aubameyang with a ball through the six in the 17th minute.
Karnezis then made an outstanding leg save on Ozil within a minute.
Watford won a corner when Rob Holding intervened to stop a dangerous chance, but the Hornets couldn’t find a way past Cech. The Czech goalkeeper also denied Richarlison’s header deep into first half stoppage.
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Aubameyang found an insurance goal through old pal Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who cut a ball between the lines to find the striker. Aubameyang walked around Karnezis and passed home to give him his third Premier League goal.
Adrian Mariappa escaped punishment despite going cleat-to-ankle on Mkhitaryan in the 64th minute.
Mkhitaryan got a deserved goal in the 77th, spinning a Mkhitaryan pass off Karnezis and home.