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Summary

  1. Watford: Gomes, Kabasele, Kaboul, Prodl, Amrabat, Behrami, Capoue, Guedioura, Holebas, Ighalo, Deeney.
  2. Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Holding, Koscielny, Monreal, Cazorla, Xhaka, Walcott, Ozil, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sanchez.

Live Reporting

By Caroline Chapman

All times stated are UK

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FULL-TIME

Watford 1-3 Arsenal

Watford were much improved in the second half, but they were massively undone by a brilliant first 45 from Arsenal. 

The Gunners have their first win of the season. Watford are made to wait. 

Watford 1-3 Arsenal

One last punt for Watford as they push forward.

Behrami scoops the ball over the top to try and reach the box, but it's too casual.

Watford 1-3 Arsenal

Troy Deeney gets the ball caught under his feet in the penalty area and it's cleared by the Arsenal defence.

It's now Jack Wilshere's turn to go in the book next, for dissent. Biggest cheer of the game so far.

Watford earn a free-kick from about 35-yards out. It's sent into the box and although there's a few shouts of hand ball against Laurent Koscielny, the referee waves away their half-hearted appeals. 

Jack Wilshere
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Watford 1-3 Arsenal

Five minutes of added time, according to the board. Arsene Wenger looks less than impressed by that.  

YELLOW CARD

Watford 1-3 Arsenal

A sixth booking for Watford, this time for Jose Holebas.

Yellow is the theme here, from cards to clashing kits.

Watford 1-3 Arsenal

The pace has slowed dramatically in the last five minutes.

Arsenal look content passing it around midfield and keeping possession from a much-improved Watford. 

Alexis Sanchez does go for goal with a curling effort but it's saved by Heurelho Gomes. 

Watford 1-3 Arsenal

David Pleat

Former Tottenham boss on 5 live Sport

It's a contrasting half. Arsenal so composed and playing their football on the break in the first half. Watford have really taken the game to Arsenal in the second half.

YELLOW CARD

Watford 1-3 Arsenal

A fifth yellow card for Watford, this time for Valon Behrami. He's booked for a foul on Theo Walcott. 

Watford 1-3 Arsenal

Petr Cech is busy again.

First he saves from a close-range effort from Roberto Pereyra and then he has to stop Odion Ighalo's shot. 

YELLOW CARD

Watford 1-3 Arsenal

Yellow card and a bit of confusion.

Nordin Amrabat is booked and substituted at the same time, so he has to come back on to the pitch to be shown the yellow.

Anyway, he's been replaced by Issac Success, who has the greatest surname in football. 

Nacho Monreal has also gone off for Arsenal, and has been replaced by Kieran Gibbs.

CLOSE!

Watford 1-3 Arsenal

Bicycle kick klaxon! 

Odion Ighalo, from about six yards out with his back to goal, tries to beat Petr Cech but it goes just over the bar. 

My word, that would have been a special goal.  

SUBSTITUTION

Watford 1-3 Arsenal

Jack Wilshere and Mohamed Elneny replace Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in Arsenal's first changes.

Watford earn their second corner of the match, but Petr Cech deals with the danger. 

GREAT SAVE!

Watford 1-3 Arsenal

Petr Cech saves from Jose Holebas
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Double save from Petr Cech. 

Jose Holebas' thunderbolt is parried by the Arsenal keeper but he quickly reacts to Odion Ighalo's follow up.

Good pressure from Watford.

Petr Cech saves from Odion Ighalo
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Watford 1-3 Arsenal

There's a tangle of legs and Watford earn a free-kick on the right, which is whipped in by Etienne Capoue.

The delivery isn't great, and Arsenal go on the counter...

Bellerin rushes forward and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is the receiver, but the England midfielder can only put the ball over the target. 

Watford 1-3 Arsenal

A lovely little looping shot from an on-rushing Theo Walcott almost deceives Heurelho Gomes, but the Arsenal man doesn't quite get the movement right. 

Nice idea, though 

Watford 1-3 Arsenal

Jose Holebas strides forward for Watford with purpose, but he can't stop the ball rolling out of play.

Referee Kevin Friend is having a word with the Hornets bench now, telling them to calm down. I think Walter Mazzarri got a bit over excited. 

GOAL - Watford 1-3 Arsenal

Roberto Pereyra

Oh, hello. Do we have a comeback on our hands?

Debutant Roberto Pereyra strikes with his left foot to get Watford off the mark. 

Arsenal had failed to clear their lines and Etienne Capoue's fierce strike was blocked before it fell to Pereyra to pounce. 

Roberto Pereyra
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Watford 0-3 Arsenal

Etienne Capoue sends Petr Cech into action in the Arsenal goal, after striking low from just outside the area. 

Watford 0-3 Arsenal

Super play by Hector Bellerin!

The Arsenal full-back comes scooting forward, fends off a push from Younes Kaboul, and twists and turns before pushing his effort wide. 

SUBSTITUTION

Watford 0-3 Arsenal

Another substitute and another debut for Watford.

Daryl Janmaat, who arrived from Newcastle, comes on in place of Christian Kabasele. 

Watford 0-3 Arsenal

Garth Crooks

Former Spurs striker and BBC football expert

I was really disappointed to see Quique Sánchez Flores leave. He did well, Watford were flying. 

When a manager has departed and he did well it is difficult. 

I think it will be a difficult season for Watford.

Watford 0-3 Arsenal

Some lovely, lovely football by Arsenal in the early stages of the second half. 

After some one-touch exchanges, Theo Walcott has a go at goal but can only put his effort wide.

KICK-OFF

Watford 0-3 Arsenal

We're back underway at Vicarage Road.

Walter Mazzarri makes the first change of the afternoon, and hands a debut to former Juventus forward Roberto Pereyra, who comes on in place of Adlene Guedioura. 

Watford have a big old mountain to climb. 

Watford 0-3 Arsenal

5 - Alexis Sanchez has had a hand in five goals (three goals, two assists) in three Premier League games against Watford. Coasting.

Watford 0-3 Arsenal

Arsenal 3 up at Watford. Wenger cancels all possible transfers.

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Alistair Wiseman: #Xhaka is looking a serious signing. Some of the balls he's pinging around are excellent. Give Giroud 45 now and he'll score.

BtheG: The understanding between Ozil and Alexis is amazing.

Paul lummis: I'm far from an Arsenal fan, but this first half has been an attacking masterclass...

Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez
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Half-time: Watford 0-3 Arsenal

David Pleat

Former Tottenham boss on 5 live Sport

When Alexis Sanchez gets into that area he's too clever for them. Mesut Ozil had a free header. I feel for Watford. They've been victims of an incorrect decision when Arsenal raced down the field to get a second goal.

The confidence drained out of them and now that will be even weaker.

Mesut Ozil
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GOAL - Watford 0-3 Arsenal

Mesut Ozil

It's all going on here. 

Heurelho Gomes makes a superb one-handed save to deny Theo Walcott but moments later, Arsenal do make it 3-0.

Mesut Ozil sends home a bullet header after some superb work down the left from Alexis Sanchez. 

The whistle goes for half-time. It's going to be a long second half for the hosts. 

Mesut Ozil
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Watford 0-2 Arsenal

David Pleat

Former Tottenham boss on 5 live Sport

"It's a shame for Watford. They were just playing their best football of the game."

GOAL - Watford 0-2 Arsenal

Alexis Sanchez

It was messy but they all count.

Theo Walcott sends an in-swinging ball across the box and it falls to Sanchez, who gets the ball caught under his heels and flicks it into the goal while falling over.

It doesn't hit the back of the net, but it's definitely been forced over the line. After initial hesitations, Sanchez celebrates his first goal of the season. 

Alexis Sanchez
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Watford 0-1 Arsenal

David Pleat

Former Tottenham boss on 5 live Sport

"I'm not sure what Kevin Friend was doing there. It was a very strange decision. Nordin Amrabat was free going along the by-line and had a great opportunity to get to the six-yard box and play the ball in for an on-rushing forward."

Watford 0-1 Arsenal

Now it's time for Arsenal to push forward again. 

Alexis Sanchez weaves into the area and, after a one-two with Mesut Ozil, he tries to side-foot past Heurelho Gomes, but the keeper makes himself big to stop the effort. 

Then Watford go on the break, and Nordin Amrabat finds himself at the byeline, but he's penalised for coming together with Laurent Koscielny. 

Mesut Ozil
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Watford 0-1 Arsenal

Troy Deeney sends the ball across the penalty area from the left-hand side but it's blocked by the left cheek of Laurent Koscielny, who may find himself with a black eye after that.

Watford earn their first corner. Etienne Capoue whips it in, and Christian Kabasele rises high but can only head wide. 

Watford 0-1 Arsenal

Nordin Amrabat continues to pester the Arsenal defence. 

The Watford man gets the ball in the box and Odion Ighalo tries to control and shoot, but there's a mass of bodies in the way and it's eventually scrambled clear in a messy fashion. 

Odion Ighalo
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Watford 0-1 Arsenal

Arsenal keeper Petr Cech finds himself scrambling back towards his goal as a lofted ball over the top from Amrabat dips on to the top of the net. 

Break for Watford

Watford 0-1 Arsenal

Watford spring into life!

Nordin Amrabat whips the ball in from the right and Laurent Koscielny almost puts it into his own net, but luckily for Arsenal Petr Cech reacts quickly to palm it away. 

Nordin Amrabat
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Chance for Arsenal

Watford 0-1 Arsenal

First corner of the match for Arsenal.

Santi Cazorla lines it up on the right and the ball ping-pongs about before being cleared.

Arsenal build up again. Alexis Sanchez slides to Cazorla and Theo Walcott tries to force it home, but the block is made by keeper Heurelho Gomes. 

Watford 0-1 Arsenal

Nacho Monreal and Theo Walcott are getting plenty of action down the left flank for Arsenal but it's not come to much so far.

In other news, there's really a lot of yellow tones on the pitch. Arsenal obviously fancied a change of strip today but their luminous socks and shoulder stripes are a bit of an eye sore against Watford's home kit.

See what you think on Match of the Day later. It's making me squint. 

YELLOW CARD

Watford 0-1 Arsenal

An early booking for Austrian defender Sebastian Prodl, after he clatters Theo Walcott.

Arsenal earn a free-kick about 35-yards out on the left, but it's headed away by the Watford defence. 

Sebastian Prodl clatters Theo Walcott.
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