Just a minute later, Watford captain Deeney was sent off for throwing his forearm into the face of Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira in a late challenge.
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is Arsenal’s highest Premier League goalscorer this season with 17 goals – but he hasn’t scored away from home in 2019. His last seven goals in all competition have come at the Emirates.
- Watford have won three successive home league games and haven’t lost at Vicarage Road since Boxing Day.
- Arsenal have won five of their past seven league matches but lost at Everton last time out.
What the managers are saying;
Watford manager Javi Gracia
“I am only thinking about trying to win the next game. I don’t want to think any further.
“We have good professionals and, with these players, it is easy as they know the next game is very important.
“We don’t have only one final – we have seven finals. All of them are focused on the next game.”
Arsenal head coach Unai Emery
“Each match gives us a big challenge for the possibility to improve and take three points and the possibility to end the season in the top four.
“For us that would be a big success. When we started last in the table after the first two matches in the season we were thinking about arriving in this moment with the possibility of being in the top four in our hands.”