Score Watford 2-2 Arsenal on EPL 2019

Score Watford 2-2 Arsenal on EPL 2019

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Anyway that's all for now. That was Watford 2-2 Arsenal, I've been Louie Elmer taking you through the action. Until next time, take it easy.
Once again Arsenal are the masters of their own downfall, and Watford took full advantage of it. 31 attempts, 23 in the second half, for the home side. Emery has serious questions to answer, but for Quique Sanchez Flores it's the positive start he was looking for.
Arsenal have thrown away 3 points there. In complete control at half time, but a full throttle second half performance from the hosts has earned them a deserved point. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had put Arsenal ahead with two typically ruthless finishes in the space of 10 minutes, but two goals gifted to Watford let them back into the game. First Cleverley's strike from the goal kick, then Luiz bringing down Pereyra in the box who tucked the penalty away with ease.
FULL TIME! Watford 2-2 Arsenal
Arsenal have a free kick as Cleverley bundles Maitland-Niles over as a deep cross is swung in. The free kick is punted upfield and that's that. A breathtaking second half, Watford deservedly get a point but this could have been any Arsenal away performance from last season.
Oh and that would have been a winner! Doucoure does brilliantly, surging through midfield and picking out Sarr who picks him out with a low cross. He turns it towards goal but Leno is down and it's a far too easy save for the German. Doucoure really should have buried that.
Xhaka skips past a challenge in midfield but his pass to Pepe is poor and Watford surge forward. Then Arsenal come back, and Willock's mazy run comes to nothing as he can't pick out Aubameyang and is crowded out.
Nelson nearly picks out Xhaka with a neat cross but the midfielder's first touch is, well, poor, and it bounces away for a goal kick.
Free kick is cleared and then Maitland-Niles gives it away to Sarr who can't pick out Deulofeu.
Respite for Arsenal as Nelson wins a free kick in the Watford half. An attempt to get something going in these final minutes.
Leno punches the corner away, it's recycled back down the left and then across to Janmaat who cuts in on his left and slices high and wide.
Tell you what it's only a matter of time. The ball falls to Cleverley and his effort from the edge of the area is headed over by Luiz who did well there. Looked goalbound.
Pepe skips past 3 challenges, feeds Aubameyang who gives it away to Cleverley. Sums Arsenal up this half.
And Watford go close to their third! Pereyra swings a cross in, it falls to Deulofeu and he drills wide.
Well well well. A very interesting last 10 minutes in store, and if there's to be a winner you can only see it going one way. The home side's, if there was any doubt.
GOAL! Pereyra (2-2)
Pereyra to take... and he sends Leno the wrong way. Can't say it hasn't been coming for Arsenal who have crumbled in this second half.
PENALTY WATFORD
Oh that's very soft. Luiz gives away a penalty as Watford break, bringing down Pereyra according to Bobby Madley. Not much in it, but enough for VAR it seems.
Oof! Quick feet from Pepe, the ball pops up to Torreira whose fierce effort is straight at Foster and beaten away.
Watford use their last change now, Darryl Janmaat on for Holebas.
Arsenal have been, and there's no kind way to put it, shocking in this half. Watford have put them under pressure and probed, and the visitors have crumbled slightly. They're quite lucky to still be ahead.
Blimey. Arsenal get the corner away, but Watford come forward again and Sarr's low cross causes chaos. Arsenal eventually clear, the ball comes back again and David Luiz is brought down. Respite for Arsenal.
End to end now. Nelson and Aubameyang combined neatly but Nelson can't get a shot away, then Watford counter again. Sarr's shot from distance is deflected way over for a corner.
Willock gets down the left, and has a good opportunity to get the ball in, but instead he loses it and Watford burst forward. Once again though Deulofeu's shot is straight at Leno.
And immediately he's into the game. Pepe crosses low from the right, and from the edge of the box Nelson's low effort is saved fairly comfortably by Foster.
Emery makes his final change. Ozil, who's had a good game all things told, is off. Reiss Nelson on for the last 20.
Arsenal just settling down now in the last couple of minutes. Watford letting them breathe. Which was punished in the first half with that 10 minutes of ruthlessness.
Corner comes to nothing, but this second half has been excellent from the hosts and pretty shocking from Arsenal.
Deulofeu once again cuts in, once again takes a shot and it takes a slight deflection out for a corner. 
Meanwhile Emery's had enough of Guendouzi. Hauls him off for Torreira. Not the young Frenchman's best game.
And again! This time down the right, Pereyra surges forward and his low cross is turned slightly goalward with a neat flick from Deulofeu, but it comes to nothing.
Ohh chance! Watford beat the Arsenal press brilliantly, and move the ball down the left. Deolofeu picks out Sarr who takes a touch then scuffs his shot wide. Mind you Watford won't mind Arsenal having a goal kick...
A second change for Watford. Hughes is off, Roberto Fereyra the man to replace him.
Emery hasn't liked what he's seen so far this half and so decided to switch it up in midfield. Joe Willock replaces Dani Ceballos. Bit of a surprise that.
Doucoure picks out Femenia who takes a touch, then fires about a yard over.
The Watford crowd are right up for it once again. They sense blood and so does Deulofeu, cutting inside and firing wide this time. 
In the aftermath of the goal, new boy Ismail Sarr replaced Andre Gray. Missed that initially, apologies.
Kiko Feminia is booked for tugging Ozil's shirt as the German span round him.
Deulofeu gets forward, cuts in but his shot is easy enough for Leno. Arsenal, having been in a position of complete control, are now under pressure.
That's shocking from the away side, truth be told. They've had 2 or 3 let offs before and they finally paid the price.
GOAL! Cleverley (1-2)
GOAL! Arsenal are punished for their persistence with a short goal kick. Sokratis receives it short, tries to play it short to Guendouzi but Deulofeu intercepts, it falls to Cleverley who fires low first time underneath Leno.
Watford win it back from the throw but it's Tom Cleverley's turn to slash at one. 
A neat Watford move sees Hughes lay it off to Doucoure whose left footed effort is so off target it's out for a throw.
Ozil is having quite a good game here. Some lovely turns and touches. Seems like he's enjoying having the pace and movement of Aubameyang and Pepe ahead of him.
Guendouzi is getting booed now. Watford fans rotating their choice of pantomime villain onto the Frenchman, to the possible relief of Bobby Madley.
We're back underway here at Vicarage Road, and immediately Arsenal are on the back foot! A goal kick is played short, Guendouzi is again caught and Xhaka nicks the ball away from Gray as he was through on goal.
And looking at that scuffle again, Guendouzi does catch Cholevas with an elbow. But it's not actually intentional, and certainly not as hard as the left back was making out to Bobby Madley.
The two goals really sum up the difference in quality between the two sides. The first- Watford fail to play to the whistle, Kolasinac is allowed to run practically the length of the Watford half, and Aubameyang has a lot of time and space to turn and finish brilliantly. Meanwhile the second goal was a 20+ pass sequence, Ozil did what Ozil does and Aubameyang did what Aubameyang does. 
Join us in just under 15 minutes for the second half!
Bit of a spicy end to the first half that, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's goals are the difference at the break. A brilliant turn and finish for his first, and a classic back post tap in for his second. He's in some serious form.
Cholevas meanwhile was giving the referee an earful as the players walked off, gesturing with his elbow. Though I'm not actually sure there were any elbows thrown. Or punches. Just a lot of pushing and macho posturing.
HALF TIME: Watford 0-2 Arsenal
And that's that for the first half. Arsenal have rarely had to lift their tempo but when they have Watford haven't been able to cope. Meanwhile the hosts have looked good at times but the goals have taken the wind out of their sails a bit.
All a bit daft that. Pepe sort of lifted his leg at Cholevas after the ball had squirmed away out of play, they had a bit of a head to head then Guendouzi steamed in closely follow by half the players on the pitch.
Guendouzi was the first to pile in and it looks like he and Cholevas are going into Bobby Madley's book.
Oh, bit of needle here. Pepe didn't like a challenge from Cholevas and suddenly it's all kicked off. 
Deulofeu surges forward as Watford win the ball, and it's a lovely run but he runs out of space as Arsenal do well to crowd him out.
Dangerous position on the right, this free kick. Cholevas sends it straight down the throat of Leno and Arsenal come forward.
Just as I say that, Maitland-Niles gives the ball away, Watford press forward and Hughes wins a free kick off a clumsy tackle from Kolasinac. A timely reminder of why Arsenal signed Tierney, that is.
This game is drifting away from Watford as we approach half time. Arsenal knocking it about, probing down the wings, easy as you like.
As I say that, Arsenal are now enjoying a bit of time on the ball. That'll suit them nicely.
Watford, who fell asleep for 10 minutes and were punished for it, have got a spring in their step again. Arsenal slightly camped in their own half at the moment.
That will give Watford a lift who have looked deflated since the Gunners took the lead.
Blimey Arsenal. A short goal kick to Guendouzi on the edge of the area, Watford swarm him and win the ball back. The shot is straight as Leno, it bounces out to Hughes who drills into the sidenetting. Hairy moment for the visitors.
At the other end Cleverley finds space on the left to dink a cross in but Arsenal get it away.
Watford are nearly carved open again. Ceballos surges forward and nearly picks out Ozil's run with a through ball that is just cut out by Cholevas.
GOAL! Aubameyang (0-2)
GOAL! Quite lovely from Arsenal as Ozil threads a delicious ball through to Maitland-Niles, who squares it to Aubameyang. The striker has the easiest of finishes to tap in his second.
Arsenal look really dangerous when Watford do press forward. A few times now they've found space down the right hand side, but Pepe on this latest occasion can't take advantage.
Arsenal certainly have stepped it up a gear since the goal. Watford look a little bit tentative now.
Ceballos is having a good game. Maitland-Niles on the other hand has not had the best of starts...
Arsenal chance
Oh!! Arsenal nearly get a second. Ceballos finds Ozil out wide, whose ball across the 6 yards box gets a flick off a defender that takes it away from Aubameyang. The corner is played short then all the way across the away side's back line.
Watford fans predictably are getting on the referee's back  a bit now.
Arsenal had just started to step it up in the minutes before that goal- Watford had looked solid but there were one or two occasions where the defence was left exposed, then the goal came.
There were questions of a foul by Ceballos in the build up but VAR decided there was no wrongdoing.
GOAL! Aubameyang (0-1)
GOAL! Arsenal win the ball in midfield, Kolasinac surges forward unchallenged and his pass is into Aubameyang who turns with his first touch and fires low past Ben Foster with his second. Lovely finish.
Arsenal in the last couple of minutes look a little bit more in control, Ceballos in particular looks more involved. 
Nice from Arsenal as they play through the lines and Ozil finds Pepe down the right, but Watford clear his low cross and counter. They win a corner but it comes to nothing.
Tell you what Arsenal have not come out of the blocks yet. Watford will be very encouraged by this.
Another chance. Deulofeu beats Maitland-Niles and the ball falls to Cholevas on the edge of the area but his first time effort is nowhere near.
Watford slightly sharper in the opening exchanges.
Kolasinac nods the corner away, it's recycled to Cleverley who has another ambitious effort from distance which is a fair bit easier for Leno.
Watford chance
Watford break down the right and Cleverley is given the freedom of Zone 6 to take a shot from 25 yards, but Leno is equal to it and tips it over.
Arsenal, as has been the way under Emery, seem happy to try and probe down the flanks.
Ozil standing over it... and it's a great ball in but well headed away by Dawson on the edge of the six yard box. 
Meanwhile at the other end Arsenal have a free kick as Cholevas goes in late of Maitland-Niles.
Watford chance
Watford break well and Deulofeu is let onto his right foot, but his curling shot from 20 yards is comfortable for Leno. Warning shot for the visitors.
Cleverley finds space to whip a low cross in but Arsenal clear it comfortably.
Watford seem well up for this, closing Arsenal down quickly and responded to the crowd getting behind them.
First signs of Arsenal pushing foward, Pepe picks up the ball out wide but his threaded pass to Aubameyang has too much on it.
First signs of Deulofeu running at the Arsenal defence as he wins a throw
Arsenal look to be lining up with a diamond in midfield, Ozil at the top of it. No doubt Aubameyang and Pepe will be running the channels to offer width.
Arsenal will get us underway here, as Quique Sanchez Flores drinks in the applause and noise from the home crowd.
The players emerge from the tunnel, Capoue leading the home side whilst Xhaka dons the armband for the visitors.
The away fans are in fine voice here as we approach kick off. 5 minutes to go!
So we're half an hour away from kick off in today's second Premier League clash. Bournemouth dispatched Everton 3-1 in the afternoon's earlier kick off, thanks to Callum Wilson's double and a free kick from Ryan Fraser.
So Capoue does come back into the Watford XI, with Andre Gray leading the line, whilst Emery has found a found to squeeze Mesut Ozil- not always in favour under the Spaniard- into his side.
Arsenal line up
Watford line up
Team news is in from Vicarage Road- Watford make three changes whilst Mesut Ozil makes his first start of the season.
We'll be back at 3.30pm BST to bring you the line ups from Vicarage Road.
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Emery hints at Holding return
"Rob is training with us, he is playing with the under-23s in matches and he is very close to playing with us. But when, in each training, if he is going to play with the under-23s then that match is important for him to feel good, to feel comfortable, to feel confident. It’s a possibility that in the next week he could play with us"
Sanchez Flores praises his players' attitude and aims for positive start
“The attitude of the players, how they learn, how they listen during training, is very positive. It will be important to start with good results.”
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Arsenal likely line up
Leno; Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, Luiz, Kolasinac; Ceballos, Guendouzi, Ozil; Pepe, Aubameyang, Nelson
Watford likely line up
Foster; Dawson, Kabasele, Cathcart; Janmaat, Doucoure, Cleverley, Femenia; Hughes, Pereyra; Gray
Arsenal team news
Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin are back in full training but are still likely a couple of weeks away from returning to first team action. Granit Xhaka (ankle) and Lucas Torriera are doubts, whilst Lacazette is out until next month. Could be one game too soon for Rob Holding, but Joe Willock has recovered from his calf problem.
Watford team news
Troy Deeney remains sidelined with a knee injury, but there's good news for the Hornets as Ettiene Capoue is likely to return from his illness. Danny Welbeck is available against his former side.
Meanwhile Arsenal will hope for a more solid defensive showing than last time out against Tottenham. Unai Emery is yet to really find that balance between attack and defence this season.
Watford sacked Javi Gracia and, somewhat more surprisingly, reappointed Quique Sanchez Flores over the international break following a winless start to the season.
Watford will be hoping for a new manager bounce as Quique Sanchez Flores returns for a second spell in charge of the hornets. Meanwhile Arsenal will be aiming to build on their encouraging pre-international break form and draw level on points with Manchester City.
Watford vs Arsenal will be played at Vicarage Road, in Watford, England. The kick-off is scheduled at 4:30pm BST.
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