Arsenal's win over Watford was 'a gift' - Craig Burley

Arsenal's win over Watford was 'a gift' - Craig Burley

Arsenal's win over Watford was 'a gift' - Craig Burley

Neville says it has been a great achievement from Unai Emery in his first season in charge to be in the position his side are in.

"We must seize this opportunity, we need a positive mental attitude and, I repeat, a lot of heart. We must play with courage". "I leave the decision for the referee", he said.

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The win gives Arsenal 66 points from 33 matches, while 10th-placed Watford remain on 46.

Javi Gracia said after the game he was unsure why Deeney was sent off but will have been pleased with the effort of his players to remain in the contest.

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"But also, I think we worked well being consistent in our structure, defending their long balls and set-pieces". A semi-final, in all probability against one of Emery's former clubs Valencia (who take a 3-1 advantage into their home leg against Villarreal), awaits the victor of this tie next month.

Arsenal ended the game with a 2-0 advantage after 90 minutes in which they could easily have netted three or four.

Watford are now 10th, but with a game in hand over Everton and Leicester, Gracia knows the importance of making that count. Away it is not always easy to play, we have to take the duels, we have to win the duels, and you can see if you do that you can win the game.

Arsenal had taken the lead less than two minutes earlier as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pounced on Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster, who was dallying in possession, to score the only goal as the Gunners picked up a rare away win to return to the top four.

"I don't care if we win 1-0 or 6-0, it is the same three points", the Switzerland worldwide added. Carlo Ancelotti's side were well off the pace, though Arsenal may still live to regret not having scored more when they had the chance.

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