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Late Arsenal double sees off Watford





Two late goals inside two minutes extended Arsenal’s winning streak to seven games across all competitions but this was not pretty and not entirely well deserved, Daily Mail reports.

Unai Emery will take encouragement from the fact his side survived periods of pressure against Watford and there were strong performances at the back.

Rob Holding excelled and Bernd Leno made an accomplished Premier League debut when he replaced injured captain Petr Cech in stoppage-time at the end of the first half.

Fortune smiled on the home team, and Watford squandered a series of clear chances before scoring the opener at the wrong end.

Craig Cathcart beat Ben Foster at the near post, having been deceived by Alexandre Lacazette who was unable to make contact with the cross from Alex Iwobi.

Substitute Iwobi also played a role in the second, moments later, with a pass wide to Lacazette and he picked out Mesut Ozil who applied a cool finish.

The Emirates Stadium breathed easily once again.

The result hinted at a degree of comfort which had been absent for most of the game but if Arsenal are riding their luck and winning games they do not really deserve then it is a sign of change and progress in the new era.

Emery’s team have won seven in row, scoring 19 goals in the process, and are well placed.

Watford, having won their opening four games, have taken one point from the next three but they do not look like a team about to sink into trouble.

Javi Gracia’s team opened at a ferocious tempo and were the better team for long periods, especially in the second half.

Holding was brought in to partner Shkodran Mustafi in the centre of defence because Sokratis Papastathopoulos has been struggling with a dead leg.

Holding stood up well against the power of Troy Deeney and the pace of Andre Gray, but there were good opportunities for the visitors.

Deeney nodded down a cross from Jose Holebas to Will Hughes who missed the target with a half volley from the edge of the penalty area.

Cech saved bravely at the feet of Deeney.

At the other end, referee Anthony Taylor waved away an early penalty appeal by Arsenal when Lacazette tumbled over a challenge by Christian Kabasele.

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