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Arsenal 2-0 Watford: PLAYER RATINGS

PUBLISHED: 16:54 29 September 2018 | UPDATED: 16:54 29 September 2018

Arsenal's Shkodran Mustafi (right) and Watford's Andre Gray battle for the ball during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London.

Arsenal's Shkodran Mustafi (right) and Watford's Andre Gray battle for the ball during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London.

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Arsenal hosted Watford at the Emirates on Saturday. Read on for Layth Yousif’s PLAYER RATINGS

Arsenal's Granit Xhaka (left) and Watford's Will Hughes battle for the ball during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London.Arsenal's Granit Xhaka (left) and Watford's Will Hughes battle for the ball during the Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London.

Arsenal:

Petr Cech: 8 - Showed cojones to block bravely from Troy Deeney midway through the first-half, causing him to hobble off moments before the break.

Hector Bellerin: 7.5 - Put in a shift and has improved under Unai Emery. Still a work in progress, which is a measure of how talented he is. He just needs to show it consistently

Rob Holding: 7 - Second game in a week for the highly-rated centre-half who is improving all the time by gaining valuable match experience

Shkodran Mustafi: 6.5 Not a centre-half who will win you the title

Nacho Monreal: 7 - Showed cojones to recover after being badly fouled in a late challenge by Troy Deeney

Lucas Torreira: 7.5 - Deeney showed a lack of cojones to fall to the ground after the tiny Uruguayan clattered into him, leading to a booking

Granit Xhaka: 7 - Powerful left-footed shot blocked well by an alert Ben Foster

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: 6.5 - Worked hard and deserved his ovation when replaced by Welbeck but unable to break the deadlock while he was on the pitch

Mesut Ozil: 7.5 – Excellent late goal by the creative talent

Aaron Ramsey: 6 - Replaced by Alex Iwobi midway through the second half after a difficult week. Good to see the fair-minded Emirates crowd give him a round of applause whatever the status of his contract negotiations

Alexandre Lacazette: 7 - Should have scored early on after pouncing on an error by Craig Cathcart but his chip went narrowly wide of Ben Foster’s far post. Pressured Cathcart into conceding

Substitutes:

Bernd Leno: 8 - Made his Premier League bow went he replaced the injured Cech just before the break. Showed excellent anticipation and footwork to get down and across allied with strong hands to block Deeney’s flick

Watford:

Ben Foster: 7

Marc Navarro: 6.5

Craig Cathcart: 6

Christian Kabasele: 7

Jose Holebas: 7

Abdoulaye Doucoure: 7

Etienne Capoue: 7

Will Hughes: 7

Roberto Pereyra: 7

Troy Deeney: 5

Andre Gray: 6

Substitutes:

Isaac Success: 7 - On for Gray

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