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Arsenal thump Watford 3-0 in Premier League

12 March 2018

PETR Cech gave Arsenal fans the best Mother's Day day present they could imagine after saving a penalty from Troy "no cajones" Deeney to notch up a new Premier League milestone, as the Gunners enjoyed a comfortable win against Watford.

The Gabon global was cup-tied for the Europa League victory over AC Milan on Thursday, but returns to the fold against the Hornets, with the Gunners aiming to halt a run of three straight Premier League defeats.

Deeney's effort was saved, however, by goalkeeper Petr Cech - and Bellerin took to Twitter after the match to ensure that he had the last laugh.

Two goals from Kenedy, on loan from Chelsea, and a Matt Ritchie strike were enough for a second successive Premier League home win for Rafael Benitez's side.West Bromwich Albion's woes continued as they slipped to a 4-1 home defeat by Leicester City.

African footballer of the year nominee and Gabonese striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang doubled their lead when he collected Henrikh Mkhitaryan's pass on the hour mark.

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Arsenal, who had lost eight of their previous 14 matches in all competitions, remain in sixth place in the standings.

Arsenal saw off Watford to secure their first Premier League win in four games and continue their recovery from a disastrous run of results.

Against Watford, he made six changes to the side that beat AC Milan 2-0 last Thursday with the second leg in mind. "It gets us out of that negative spiral we were in", Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger told reporters.

"The spirit kept us out of trouble". But we dealt well with the set-pieces.

"It was a convincing win".

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It was also his first spot-kick save in England's top flight since February 2011.

"In the first half unfortunately we couldn't take our chances and then we were under threat".

Cech came to Arsenal's rescue on the stroke half-time as he produced a fine save at his near post to keep out Richarlison's header to enter the break still leading.

"It's the situation we find ourselves in - even when Mustafi's goal went in there wasn't much of a roar".

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Arsenal thump Watford 3-0 in Premier League