HIGHLIGHTS | Arsenal vs Watford (4-1) | Nketiah, Lacazette, Tierney, Azeez

Publisert 28. juli. 2021
We scored four goals in a single game for the second time this week, as we stepped up our pre-season preparations with a win over Premier League new boys Watford on Wednesday.

Picking up from where we left off in Saturday's behind-closed-doors clash with Millwall, Eddie Nketiah, Alex Lacazette, Kieran Tierney and Miguel Azeez all found the back of the net as we continued to build momentum ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.

It was a fast start by Mikel Arteta's side, too, who stormed into an early lead thanks to Willian's vision and the individual brilliance of Nketiah. First our Brazilian collected the ball on the turn deep inside his half and threaded a fine through ball into his team-mate's path on the left wing.

Hugging the touchline, Nketiah angled his run towards the penalty area and ducked inside his man before rifling a low effort into the far corner. With the speed, accuracy and dip on the strike, there was nothing Rob Elliot could do to deny our young forward.

But, undeterred, the Hornets were still keen to inflict their own sting in the tail and burst downfield in response. Imran Louza shot well wide of the target and forced Bernd Leno into a low stop, but our returning German would be beaten moments later.

Under duress from Watford's high press, Mohamed Elneny was caught in possession inside our penalty area, allowing Philip Zinckernagel to level the scores from close range.

Again, Arteta used the interval to freshen up his side and with the half-time introductions of Hector Bellerin, Nicolas Pepe and Alex Lacazette, we came flying out of the traps.

Nketiah had the first opportunity, heading over from Bellerin's deep cross, before Pepe sliced his half-volley inches wide of the top corner.

At the other end, Ashley Fletcher had a golden opportunity to put his side ahead for the first time, but he dragged his low strike well wide of Alex Runarsson's far post.

And just two minutes later, the former England youth international was made to rue his misfired shot. Lacazette took a free-kick quickly to release Ainsley Maitland-Niles inside the box, and our Hale End graduate was bundled over as Watford scrambled to rediscover their defensive shape.

Lacazette grabbed the ball and, after placing it down on the penalty spot, sent Daniel Bachmann the wrong way to restore our lead.

And it got better just moments later. Emile Smith Rowe steamed down the right-hand side and sent a dangerous ball across the face of goal to Kieran Tierney, who set himself before smashing a half-volley into the roof of the net.

Lacazette had three more chances to score from open play, firing two snap-shots wide and hitting the base of the post with the most delicate of chips, but it was Azeez who had the final say.

Our 18-year-old collected a short corner on the right-hand side of Watford's penalty area, shifted the ball onto his left foot and curled a magnificent strike into the top corner to round off another productive performance for Arteta's side.

Starting XI: Leno, Cedric, Chambers, Mari, Tavares, Lokonga, Elneny, Nelson, Willian, Nketiah, Aubameyang

Substitutes: Runarsson (for Leno 46), Bellerin (for Cedric 46), Holding (for Chambers 46), Tierney (for Tavares 46), Partey (for Elneny 46), Pepe (for Nelson 46), Lacazette (for Aubameyang 46), Kolasinac (for Mari 64), Azeez (for Lokonga 64), Smith Rowe (for Willian 64), Maitland-Niles (for Nketiah 64)

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  • I was help by *hack_engr* on I G he's the best.

  • Sshi bal camera lens

  • we need to get a creative midfield because im not going to watch xhaka and elneny all season

  • I've never understood what arsenal sees in this El neny guy, he's absolutely rubbish and he's been at fault for all the goals we've conceded on this pre season

  • If we really want to compete in the league let’s get our midfield sorted ASAP If we can’t buy Maddison at least let’s get Bissouma and Aouar we might get them for 60m .then we release elneny & Torreira.with Partey injured for some few weeks we are exposed in the midfield 🤦🏾‍♂️

  • Not even jk Willian did better this game

  • Pepe looking really sharp! Hopefully he kicks on this season 💥

    • Saka,martineli,gabriel still to come very excited for the new upcoming season

  • Please we want Renato sanches actually is the best in central midfield.

  • (Starts raining) *tierney scores

  • UK is 3% black. Look at the under-representation of Asian and White players here. Clear sign of black supremacy and discrimination..... (what's that, it doesn't count this way around, gotcha lol). Meritocracy in all things always.

  • the state of that arsenal top -.-

  • What a outstanding performance from Miguel Azeez, who is in the beast mode as he scoring a wonderful goal.

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  • lacazette is better attack Arsenal

  • Pepe looking really sharp! Hopefully he kicks on this season 💥

  • Leno still bad with feet

  • Willian? Why this guy still here?!

  • Ajax or Arsenal ?

  • 0:54 👎

  • I think azeez is golden boot this season. We need to sort out the defense

  • Martinez is going to come from inter milan for 77m he is good sticker he is from argentina and guimeras from lyon could sign he is brazilian mid he could sign him for 30m and aqaur from lyon he is french mid he could sign for 25m and James maddisson for 60m and ramsdale goalkeeper for 32m ben white signed for 50m and Abraham for 35m jack grealish for 90m semi celik for 7.5m from lille and sanches from lille for 34m and a player from the portuguese league called djavo for 1m there loads more transfer as well but all I can do for today bye and anyway I support arsenal

  • Saka,martineli,gabriel still to come very excited for the new upcoming season

  • Arsenal fan for life

  • Seeing good things in pre-season from Eddie, hope he continues it into the games he plays in the season

  • Martinelli will wear 11

  • eddie was amazing

  • I remember this sport. It's called diving and knee bending and checking the mirror and bank balance. Football is dead just like the world is becoming.

  • Now Nketiah looks better than Auba. He scored 3 goals so far and Auba hasn't scores yet.

  • ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Dont blame elneny for the First goal, I blame leno as his decision Making is ridiculous!!! just clear the ball MAte !!

  • Arsenal should avoid passing in their own box to avoid giving cheap goals to the opponent.

  • 0:57 So the years long problem - playing from back hasn't been solved yet. Always lose possesion under pressure

  • Elneny + Leno😁

  • holding looks so old with his new haircut😅😅

  • The savory house totally hop because land happily alert absent a uttermost plant. sincere, troubled offer

  • What's belerin still doing in arsenal..pls sell him fast

  • champ.

  • Why do we use Elneney he sucks😡He is so borang to look at

  • The Smith no 10. Hope he can get more time to play this season


  • I think daniel bentley the experienced goalkeeper would be a best option and sign teun koopmeiners

  • Leno’s stupidity has no ending….

  • azeez so promosing

  • Another error by Leno playing the ball out. Why is he passing to Elneny when surrounded by opposition players?

  • Arsenal are in great form in defence Comedy packed arsenal season ahead😂😂

  • Arsenal conceding goal like that shows the improvement.😁

  • Arsenal gg

  • aubameyang

  • 💮💗🌟🌠💙👙🎄✨🌠✈💮✈🎋💮✈💮👙💙💙🌙👙 *God demonstrated His love to us by sending His Son Jesus Christ, who died and rose from the dead to Give us eternal life.* *He also promised to heal your body.* *If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead* *He'll give you eternal life* *(Look up at the sky and ask God)*

  • Playing out from the back is a weakness

  • ayy leno is back

  • the thing abt playing from the back

  • Stupid goal to concede. It's mistakes like this that will cost us this season.

  • London is blue or red ? Red like blue com

  • @thecyclinggk where were you? We need Ben in the goal!

  • Bellerin is back? Thought he is goin to inter mailand

  • That commentator singing just a teen

  • Lokonga..saka..Smith Rowe..mertinelli..partey..pepe..cant wait for the season to start

  • What is Elneny still doing at Arsenal? Smh

  • playing 11 at the end was best (bellerin, amn, kolasinac) @haters

  • every defensive midfielder we buy within 9 months think they are the new ozil AM

  • still passing out from the back then

  • The lord elneney does it again 😂 hahahaha 🤣😂

  • Leno with a great back pass again


  • Great result against Watford 3 rd team

  • Wasted so many minutes last year on El Neny that could have gone to Azeez

  • Watching the mighty arsenal win a game 🤣😂🤣

  • Not impressed pretty seen this all season, more worried that we haven’t learned our lesson playing out from the back. getting pressed hard oh let’s play around with it in the back, blows my mind every time smh!!

  • Awesome performance from us 😎

  • Elneny needs to get out of this Club

  • Start azeez ahead of Elneny


  • Victor moses is the referee

  • To me balogun is better than edddie

  • Sale elneny lol

  • 4.27 Thomas Pigeon Killer Partey

  • We all agree to this right? Nketiah ❌, Balogun ✅ Willian ❌ Leno 😐, Onana 👍 Bellerin 😶, Another RB 🙏 Maddison >>> Odegaard Grealish? - You can take my wife.

  • Sell Leno he is going to continue to create errors for us just like last season he can't play out from the back he consistently makes the wrong decision in not knowing when to hoof it or play it short

  • Tammy Abraham not a bad shout also with greasing or sterling then u can start talking of prem winners another gk to come in with rb ..

  • For arsenal to compete they need strong defence n midfield I would of bought sabitzer to partner partey maddison not a bad shout but needs to play cm..and bissouma as back up and occasion start with partey..

  • Partey can't hit nets but over the bars

  • Elneny 🤣🤣🤣

  • Laca is fire ngl, and lokonga looks like world class and travares is goof

  • Lacazette is so good with artetas fom of play...

  • Black boots with red and white socks doesn't look good pepe 😒

  • Is it just me or does the pitch is smaller than normal pitch

  • I really don't know whether Arsenal will survive relegation.

  • arsenal are bad playing from the back, they need to improve their ASAP

  • I get the feeling Nketiah will light it up wherever he plays, that goal was the Auba of old cutting from the left, but a nasty smash finish. Laca is ice cold from the penalty spot. We still leak goals while trying to play out from the back. The Azeez goal was FIRE. If we need to make up numbers in midfield (which we do) he looks like an excellent option off the bench.

  • Please dont sell laca

  • Negativity aside, Eddie must still go. Hopes he scores more good goals during pre season to inflate his market price.

  • No one talking about azeez he should be promoted

  • fantastis arsenal

  • Do not sell lacca plZ

  • ESR10 just makes football look easy

  • Hey Mikel. 1:14 number 21 was wrong position? I think he had to appear in the middle of the goal so that the player can easily pass the ball to him?

  • Who is this Watford keeper he really is absolutely crap

  • ref straight outta Jamaica lol

  • Partey's shooting accuracy is appalling.