Bellerin fires back at Deeney as row continues


The former Czech worldwide saved Troy Deeney's penalty to become the first ever Premier League goalkeeper to go 200 games without conceding, after Ainsley Maitland-Niles' clumsy challenge on Roberto Pereyra inside the Arsenal box.

Arsenal got back to winning ways in the Premier League as the Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang-Henrikh Mkhitaryan partnership helped them to a 3-0 win over Watford.

Watford could have got back into the game at 2-0, but Troy Deeney saw his penalty saved by Petr Cech.

Deeney had questioned Arsenal's spirit after Watford beat them in October and Wenger said a desire to prove the striker wrong had motivated their performance. "I am disappointed because I can't believe that we didn't score a goal". We are in a job where we have to get the fans on our side and do absolutely everything to do it, to achieve it. For all of the recent turbulence of the club that many attribute to the stubbornness of Wenger, to win 700 games for one club is an astounding achievement that should be praised.

The Gunners managed to alleivate some of the growing pressure on the French head coach with a 2-0 win over AC Milan in the Europa League on Thursday night. But, I would like to personally congratulate him for a remarkable achievement.

"He had the interest in me so I am happy to play for him".

Arsenal was menacing in attack right from the start as Mesut Ozil slid Aubameyang through on goal within two minutes, only for Watford goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis to save well with his legs.

The forward claimed that it's "not easy" having to wait for a long time between matches. It shows a huge level of motivation and intelligence, and he shows plenty of that. That kept us out of trouble.

The home side made another change as the game headed for its final 15 minutes, Mustafi coming off to be replaced by Calum Chambers.

"Mkhitaryan is starting to be that player who creates things and Aubameyang was always looking in behind Watford. We are not so far to the end of the season so, any injuries, you lose them for the rest of the season".

Maintaining the momentum from that last-16, first-leg victory in the San Siro, Wenger's side ended a run of three successive Premier League defeats with a solid display.



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