Premier League 2017/18: Arsenal 3-0 Watford, 5 Talking Points
Spanish balls, Egyptian midfielders and Gabonese finishes.
Arsenal are back to winning ways in the Premier League after a hard-fought 3-0 win over London neighbours Watford. Goals from Shkodran Mustafi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan presented manager Arsene Wenger a port in what has otherwise been rough waters this past couple of days.
Watford put on a good fight - as they often do against Arsenal - and even had a penalty which was saved by Petr Cech but failed otherwise to register an honest attempt at goal.
Here's what we learnt from the Emirates:
Arsenal fielded the more solid midfield - despite Watford's literal heavyweights
Abdoulaye Doucoure and Etienne Capoue have been quite the challenge for most Premier League sides this season with their athletism and drive but Arsenals's more passing-centric midfielder combination in Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny came out on top.
While they each made their share of mistakes this game, their passing was on point and often rescued the Gunners when under pressure.
Aaron Ramsey and Jack Wilshere didn't start but it didn't seem to be a problem for Arsene Wenger's men.