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Look at! After four competitive games in a row, Arsenal FC won on Thursday in the Europa League just rebuilt AC Milan, who had previously remained undefeated 13 league games in a row. Suddenly the topic of Champions League at Arsenal is one again, because with the win of the Europa League, the Londoners would be in the coming season. Anyway, that will not work out over the Premier League. At least the Gunners will want to win again in the league on Sunday. Watford might be the right opponent.
The 1: 2 at home in the second leg of the European Champions League semi-final against Östersunds FK from Sweden was bearable. The first leg had won Arsenal clearly 3-0. But in retrospect, it should be the beginning of a painful negative series. It followed the two appearances against Manchester City in the final of the League Cup and four days later in their own stadium in the Premier League. Both games clearly lost Arsenal 3-0 and the negative votes were louder. Since Arsenal subsequently presented a weak performance even with promoted Brighton & Hove Albion and drew with a 1: 2, coach Arsene Wenger was as much in the criticism as in 21 years as an Arsenal coach previously not yet. Accordingly, it was clear to many experts who would win the duel in the first leg of the eighth round of the Europa League at AC Milan, especially since the Italians had previously lost none of their 13 previous matches, but on the contrary won ten of these 13 games.
However, football is not always logical and so Arsenal won 2-0 in Milan, making it one and a half legs in the quarter-finals. The Gunners were very effective. Although AC Milan had twice as many chances (16), but only a shot of the Italians was really on the housing of the Londoners. Arsenal himself came to eight finals, four of which went to the gate and two were just in there. The positive momentum Arsenal wants to take now in the Premier League, where there speaks much for sixth place in the final bill. The gap to Chelsea in fifth place is already eight points, on Tottenham in fourth place even 13 points. In terms of home games, Arsenal are currently fifth in the home table, but could jump to third with a win. So far, there have been ten home games, two draws and only two defeats in 14 league home games.
Last season Watford FC finished just above the line, but this season some fans even dream of the Europa League. If Tottenham, Chelsea or Manchester United win the FA Cup, then will also qualify seventh for participation in the Europa League qualification. Watford himself is currently in ten wins, six draws and 13 defeats. That makes a total of 36 points and in the table currently ninth place. The said seventh place is only four points away. Had it not been the last extremely bad away performances, then Watford would have even Arsenal competition in the fight for sixth place. However, Watford won only one (!) Out of a possible 21 points in his last seven outings. If you add the away game at Southampton in the FA Cup, then Watford has lost even seven of his last eight competitive games on the opponent’s place.
In fact, Watford won only one of his last twelve competitive games in foreign countries – two draws, nine defeats. By comparison, Watford has been undefeated at home for five competitive games, of which the Hornets have won four, beating Master Chelsea 4-1, among others. Watford began strong away and remained victorious in his first three away games in this Premier League season. Watford also remained victorious in the last two duels with Arsenal. Watford won 2-1 at home in both this and the London return match last season. In the first leg in mid-October Watford was up to the 70th Minute 0: 1 back and won the match still by a goal in the second minute of stoppage time.
Arsenal vs Watford head to head matches
14.10.17 PL Watford Arsenal 2 : 1
31.01.17 PL Arsenal Watford 1 : 2
27.08.16 PL Watford Arsenal 1 : 3
02.04.16 PL Arsenal Watford 4 : 0
13.03.16 FAC Arsenal Watford 1 : 2