The gunners have fired a warning to their title rivals that they are not going out without a fight, with a 4-0 thrashing of Watford. Arsenal came into the game eleven points behind league leaders Leicester with a game in hand, closing the gap to eight for the time being.
It only took Arsenal five minutes to get off the mark with Alexis Sanchez firing home his first goal at the Emirates since his double against Manchester United. It was a well-crafted move, Iwobi crossed the ball, and Alex headed shot was saved by Gomez, and the Chilean made no mistake on the rebound. Gunners doubled their advantage with seven minutes left to the end of the first half. This time, Alexis returned the favor by pulling it back, and Iwobi scored his second goal in 2 EPL starts.
Things went from bad to worse for the visitors as Hector Bellerin’s deflected strike made it 3-0 in the 48th minute. Theo Walcott came on in the second half and scored Arsenal’s fourth in the 90th minute. The North London club had complete control over the proceedings and was the better side on all fronts.
Every player in the red and white outfit was at his very best, and it was a five-star team performance. This was exactly the type of response that Wenger would have wanted from his side after the International break. Ozil and Sanchez linked up perfectly, and their partnership can prove to be vital in the title race.
Arsene Wenger claimed before the game that 79 points might be enough to lift the EPL this season and Arsenal can achieve this if they are to win all of their remaining matches. The Frenchman went on and said that any team can drop points, and we will have to see how the Foxes will perform when it matters. Wenger takes his side to Upton Park next week and would want to continue the winning run to keep the pressure on the top.
Words by: Hassan Shahid