Cech happy to end frustrating wait for 200th clean sheet

  • Cech happy to end frustrating wait for 200th clean sheet

Cech happy to end frustrating wait for 200th clean sheet

Shkodran Mustafi belted the Gunners into an eighth-minute lead, before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang doubled the scoreline and then Henrikh Mkhitaryan put the game to bed, scoring the third.

"Of course I worry because I want our fans to be behind our team and be happy", Wenger told Standard Sport.

Mustafi's goal similarly marked another milestone for the Gunners as the German defender scored Arsenal's 1,000th home goal of the Premier League era.

Watford refused to go away, however, and were awarded a penalty within a minutes of conceding when Pereyra was bundled inside the box, but captain Deeney saw his effort down the middle saved by an inspired Cech.

With just eight minutes on the clock Mesut Ozil swung in a free kick from the left, and Mustafi was there to head Arsenal in front.

Aubameyang later returned the favour by setting up Mkhitaryan to make it three.

Winning the Europa League would also achieve that goal and, with that in mind, Wenger was impressed with the way his players have stayed united despite their recent problems.

It was just a small part of an assured display between the sticks and it meant Cech became the first keeper to keep 200 Premier League clean sheets.

Cech's penalty save from pantomime villain Deeney, his first spot-kick stop in the Premier League since February 2011. "I believe that I like him as a player and when you get negative statements you have to deal with it". They hold a 2-0 lead against Milan and will host the Serie A giants in the second leg on Thursday.

"I wanted to absolutely win this game, it was hard, but it gets us out of that negative spirit that we were in".

So even if wenger wins every single game until the end of the season, will the crowds come back, and show the respect for our manager of 22 years?

Speaking to reporters after the match, Wenger said: "I felt we had a very good first half, there was a regret that we couldn't take our chances".

We use cookies to give you the best experience on our website and bring you more relevant advertising. "But it is a bit of understanding because of the week we have had". We had a nightmare week.

Wenger said he was aware that there was a "lot of negativity" before the game in Italy.