6 hits and flops as Arsenal beat Watford
#4 Flop – Marc Navarro
Navarro kept finding opportunities to rush forward, but his crosses and passes in the final third were not up to the mark.
In defence he was constantly troubled by Lacazette and Aubameyang. It was speculated before the match that Daryl Janmaat's absence would be a telling blow for The Hornets, and it was actually the case.
#5 Flop – Aaron Ramsey
He was really one of the worst players on the pitch. He was not able to command the number 10 role, no creative passes in the final third, and lacked effort in holding the ball up to involve more players.
He had only 21 completed passes, way less than Torreira and Xhaka who are defensive players. He lost the ball 5 times in crucial moments of the game. The Ramsey/Ozil conundrum for the number 10 role had a clear winner yesterday, and it was Ozil.
#6 Flop - Craig Cathcart
Cathcart did have a decent game, but the unlucky own goal really makes it difficult for us to not include him in the flop list. Even in the first half, it was a howler from him when Lacazette got an easy chance to run at goal keeper Ben Foster.
Lacazette gave him a lot of trouble, and if the finishing from Laca was clinical, Arsenal would have not left the win so late.