Watford Troll Arsenal Star After Comeback Draw At Vicarage Road
Bottom of the Premier League Watford grabbed just their second point of the season when they came back from 2-0 down to draw with Arsenal at Vicarage Road on Sunday. But that isn’t the big talking point of the day; Gunners midfielder Mateo Guendouzi was left with egg on his face after appearing to mock the home fans with the scoreline when he was substituted.
The change occurred in the 67th minute, when Arsenal were still 2-1 up and heading for a crucial win in their early push for a Champions League place. A brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had put Unai Emery’s side ahead, before Tom Cleverly halved the deficit. Guendouzi appeared to gesture the scoreline in response to a reaction from the crowd, but he was made to look a little silly by Roberto Pereyra’s penalty nine minutes from time. The internet exploded in typical fashion, and Watford’s social media team brilliantly got in on the action too.
Watford will be hoping that result is a turning point for them. While they remain winless and rooted to the bottom of the table, the change in manager, replacing Javi Gracia with former boss Quique Sanchez Flores could be a step in the right direction. It has been a tough few months at Vicarage Road, but they should have enough quality to pull away from the relegation zone. As for Arsenal, Emery is facing serious doubts from some supporters now, and he must bounce back as the Gunners kick off their Europa League campaign on Thursday.
Having reached the final or the competition last season before being comprehensively beaten by Chelsea, Emery will surely realise that it is still one of their best chances of qualifying for the Champions League next season. Aubameyang’s form is a real plus for the Gunners, but their defensive frailties continue to be laid bare for all to see.
While goal difference is all that keeps ArsenL outside the top four right now, they are already seven points off leaders Liverpool, who eased past them at Anfield a few weeks ago. It is clear there are some issues for the club to iron out if they are to have a good season this year.