Wenger racks up 700th Arsenal win

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But it also ensured that Cech, who saved his maiden spot-kick in a Gunners shirt at the 16th attempt, became the first stopper to register 200 clean sheets in Premier League history. He saved a penalty.

Bellerin would give away a penalty, which Deeney dispatched, before Tom Cleverely popped up with an injury-time victor to consign the Gunners to their third away loss of the Premier League season.

"He's gone from hell to heaven in the past week". I like him in both situations. "Fantastic motivation, fantastic desire and remarkable intelligence".

Asked whether the Deeney comments had fired up the players, Wenger said: "You can not be a football player without pride".

"I didn't see it myself but I did have that confirmed, which was part of the reason why the people in the directors' box had to go inside to save any more problems like that".

With 13 minutes left Mkhitaryan provided the flourish, Mesut Ozil breaking the offside trap, Aubameyang laying the ball off and Mkhitaryan curling the ball past Karnezis with his last touch of the game before earning a well-earned break.

The striker returned the favour on 76 minutes, squaring for the Mhkitaryan whose shot beat keeper Orestis Karnezis despite being rolled down the middle.

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Arsenal saw off Watford to secure their first Premier League win in four games and continue their recovery from a disastrous run of results.

'We had a nightmare week so we have some work to do but overall we are in a good way.

But he still appeared in good spirits after the game when he stopped to take pictures with Arsenal fans. We took advantage of their weak moments.

'In the end it was a convincing win, ' he said.

He added: "There's a lot of negativity [around the club]". I know what I'm talking about because the same clubs contacted me and told me, when I met them, that their first objective was to have Arsene come.

Just two-and-a-half days on from their draining win in the San Siro last Thursday night, Arsenal did not shirk from the fight. But after what happened in that week, I understand a bit.

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