I always enjoy playing with Aubameyang — Mkhitaryan


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"We had a disappointing period and our supporters suffered like we suffered", said Wenger. We have to get the fans on our side, and do absolutely everything to achieve it. Arsenal beat AC Milan 2-0 in the first leg of their last 16 clash and take on the Italians at home on Thursday.

Rob Holding in action against Watford yesterday.

Those Arsenal fans who had turned up were nearly celebrating after only two minutes when Aubameyang was clean through, but he was denied by a fine save by Orestis Karnezis.

Richarlison then shot into the side netting for Watford before Arsenal made the breakthrough after eight minutes when Ozil's cross was headed powerfully home by Mustafi. Also, Mkhitaryan thanked Arsenal's Czech goalkeeper Petr Čech for saving a penalty, and he added that this boosted their confidence and paved the way for their third goal in the match.

In the second period, Watford started off with better perseverance, but a delightful assist from Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the 59th minute allowed Aubameyang to double the scores.

Defeat keeps Watford 10th and nine points clear of the relegation zone.

A minute later Watford won a penalty when Ainsley Maitland-Niles was deemed to have brought down Roberto Pereyra in the area.

The result served as redemption for Watford's 2-1 win over the Gunners back in October, when a last-gasp Tom Cleverley strike secured three points for the Hornets at Vicarage Road. "It's (having) a bit of cojones, a bit of nuts".

We knew we're on a hard run at the moment, we had to look at ourselves and we had a big result in midweek in Milan and I felt we carried the determination into today.

"They all just backed off".

"Of course I am really happy because I am here because of him", he said.

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The former Czech global saved Troy Deeney's penalty to become the first ever Premier League goalkeeper to go 200 games without conceding, after Ainsley Maitland-Niles' clumsy challenge on Roberto Pereyra inside the Arsenal box.

"It's an unbelievable personal milestone", Cech said after the match. "It's quite fortunate it was against Deeney on top of that".

"I believe his situation shows how football is".

Arsene Wenger registered his 700th Arsenal win in his 1,222nd match in charge of the Gunners.

Aubameyang played for Dortmund in the group stages of the Champions League, but they dropped into the Europa League, and you can not play for two cubs in the same competition under Uefa rules.

However, Ozil wouldn't be denied his 50th EPL assist for long.

"We had a massive game in Milan and we managed to win there with a clean sheet". We dealt well with set-pieces, which is why they could not come back.

However, Wenger is known to be somewhat choosy regarding the former players he allows to work with him at the club, with former Arsenal defender Steve Bould the only one to be near the first team in a coaching capacity.

Towards the end of the video, Mkhitaryan says to the fans: "You know we are always playing for the fans and it doesn't matter if they could have come today or not".

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.

Vieira, who played for Arsenal between 1996 and 2005, has prior coaching experience with Major League Soccer side New York City but didn't want to discuss replacing Wenger.

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