Cech penalty save crucial to victory - Wenger


Arsene Wenger is delighted with Petr Cech's "remarkable" achievement of recording his 200th Premier League clean sheet as Arsenal ran out 3-0 winners over Watford.

Troy Deeney created the headlines following Watford's 2-1 over Arsenal in October and his suggestion the Gunners players lacked "cojones" was always going to provide a sub-plot heading into this afternoon's return at the Emirates.

But Petr Cech got his fingertips to Troy Deeney's spot kick, nudging the ball onto the post and back out, to roars of approval from the home crowd. "That, I've just seen it again, was a very generous one".

"I know the players and they lead by example in the team", Iwobi is quoted as saying by The Mirror.

Arsenal fans took similar relish in reminding Deeney of his previous comments.

"It was a convincing win".

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However, Arsenal's quality shone through, with Shkodran Mustafi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan getting the goals.

Wenger's side will look to build on a rare clean sheet they managed on Thursday having gone 11 matches without keeping one in the league.

That made him the first goalkeeper to reach 200 clean sheets in England's top division and Wenger believes the Czech's situation over the last week provides a measure of Cech's "humility" and "intelligence".

"His situation in two weeks has shown what football is. I don't know how much but of course it plays a part".

We are back and it's another day in our coverage of English Premier League where Arsenal face Watford, while Tottenham who were knocked out of the Champions League face off with Bournemouth. After a torrid run of results, Arsenal pulled off a big 2-0 win over AC Milan in their Europa League first leg tie at the San Siro.