Arsenal ended a disappointing season with a win against Watford at The Emirates, the result ended in relegation for the visitors.
Another man-of-the-match performance from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang underlined once again how we need to move heaven and earth to keep the player.
With relegation looking likely, Watford could have saved themselves with a win yet went 3-0 down after just 33 minutes giving themselves a virtual mountain to virtually climb. They did rally something of a second-half recovery scoring twice without reply, but the lacked the Cojones to finish the job, Troy Deeney missing several gilt-edged chances, including a free header into Emiliano Martinez’ gaping net late on to save his side from the drop, perhaps he’d have been better off visiting machine a sous.
The game began with controversy, no surprise as it was yet another ‘Mike Dean Show’, and we were awarded a penalty by VAR after Mike Dean had chosen not to award one. Lacazette was bundled over by Craig Dawson, Aubameyang made no mistake from the spot. Aubameyang couldn’t get the final goal to win the golden boot, but will no doubt have his feet up soon and may visit Australian casinos online very soon.
Aubameyang turned provider for our second as he set up Tierney for his first Arsenal goal before adding his second, and our third with an acrobatic bicycle kick on 33 minutes.
David Luiz did a David Luiz, giving Mike Dean the opportunity to give Watford a penalty, which Troy Deeney scored, and then soon after old Arsenal player Danny Welbeck scored to make it 3-2 and set up a nervy finish for the Gunners.
Had Deeney scored any of his easy, open goal, tap-in chances late on, with Bournemouth winning and Aston Villa drawing, they would have needed at least a win to secure another season in the Premier League.
Somehow we can still get ourselves a place in the Europa League should we beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final. However, should we fail to get a result at Wembley, perhaps a nice, clean season with no European distraction is just what’s needed at The Emirates to allow Mikel Arteta to settle into the job properly?