Arsenal lost their first game in eight as they were beaten 2-1 at Watford at Vicarage Road.
Arsene Wenger opted to rest Alexis Sanchez, who was reportedly mentally and physically jaded following Chile’s failure to make the World Cup. The Arsenal star’s absence was clear as the Gunners lacked effective cutting edge play at the top end of the pitch.
The game had appeared to be a formality after Per Mertesacker headed in from a corner on 19 minutes. Arsenal began to take control, but couldn’t find a second.
Even Mesut Ozil’s second half introduction failed to seal the win for Wenger’s side. The German wasted his 1 v 1 opportunity – his strike lacked conviction and was too easy for Heurelho Gomes.
Troy Deeney then grabbed an equaliser from the spot, before Tom Cleverley won it for the Hornets in added time.
It marks another terrible result for the Gunners which has left the fans miserable once again.
Here are THRRE things we learned from the defeat…