Arsenal 3 Watford 0: Iwobi Features, Okaka Makes Cameo As Gunners Join Man Utd In History Books

Published: March 11, 2018
Arsenal 3 Watford 0: Iwobi Features, Okaka Makes Cameo As Gunners Join Man Utd In History BooksArsenal won their first Premier League game since February 3rd as they resoundingly beat Watford 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

Super Eagle Alex Iwobi started for Arsenal in the clash while Stefano Okaka was named among the substitutes for the Hornets.

Arsene Wenger's side gave a perfect start to the scant Emirates crowd with an eight-minute opener, Mesut Ozil whipping in a free kick into the danger area where Shkodran Mustafi was able to slip past his marker and place a good header past Watford goalkeeper, Orestis Karnezis to give his side the advantage.

Moments after Peter Cech had denied Abdoulaye Doucouré with his feet, Iwobi went inches close with a shot, picking up the ball on the edge of the box at the far side before aiming for the top corner.

Watford showed increased intensity after the restart but it was Arsenal who increased their lead after 14 minutes, Henrikh Mkhitaryan poking a well-timed pass through to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with the striker rounding the advancing goalkeeper to slot home for 2-0.

Peter Cech denied their opponents a route back into the game from the spot, keeping out Troy Denney's effort after Ainsley Maitland-Niles had brought down Roberto Peryra in the box.

And Aubameyang was on hand to set up Mkhitaryan for the third goal 13 minutes from time, after a cross from Ozil was fumbled by Karzenis as the Gunners ended a woeful run of domestic results on a high.

Stefano Okaka was thrown into the fray in the 67th minute while Alex Iwobi was replaced by Danny Welbeck after 66 minutes of action.

Arsenal became only the second team to score 1,000 goals at home in the Premier League, joining Manchester United in the history books, following Shkodran Mustafi's opener.

Emmanuel Chinaza

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