Arsenal Wrap Up September In Grand Style

Arsenal Wrap Up September In Grand Style
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It was a better-late-than-never experience for Arsenal today. We were able to record victory late in the encounter against Watford at the Emirates Stadium this afternoon. Just as it was in last weekend's game with Everton, two second half goals in the space of three minutes earned us the required result.

Even though we were able to stand the tough test presented to us by our determined opponents, we were obviously not at our best.

However, it would not have taken us that long to hit the ground running had Alexandre Lacazette converted a one-on-one chance he got around the 20th minute of the match. The Frenchman raced towards goal but got it all wrong with a misplaced strike which went wide.

It was a balanced game. Both sides put pressure on one another though none yielded results in the first half. Arsenal's first shot on target came (in the 40th minute) from a Granit Xhaka effort which Foster saved to keep the encounter goalless.

Petr Cech went off at the end of the first half with an injury and was replaced by Bernd Leno in the next half. It was the Premier League debut for the German international who has mostly watched from the bench since signing in the summer. Finally, his prayer was answered.

Leno did not take long before making a mark. He went down in a classy manner to prevent Troy Deeney early in the second half

Shortly after, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang picked out Lacazette but the man who should have won a fifth minute penalty directed his header off-goal.

The introduction of Alex Iwobi turned the game around for good. The Nigerian Starboy sent a low cross in from the right wing and Lacazette's scramble with Cathcart at the near post opened the Gunners' records. The latter had the last touch, so it was an own goal.

It was not long after that before the red and white army made it 2-0 as Iwobi and Lacazette were involved once again in a goal neatly scored by Mesut Ozil.

The victory made it six wins in six in all competitions in the month of September and seven consecutive wins in all competitions beginning from our third Premier League game of the season which was against Westham United, yes Westham United who beat a certain club today. I have forgotten their name.

The month has ended well but before we open a new chapter for October, you can take a look at the outcome of the Carabao Cup fourth round draw which held tonight to see who Arsenal will face.

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