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Summary

  1. Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live
  2. Foster dwells on ball & Aubameyang capitalises to score
  3. Deeney shown straight red for challenge on Torreira
  4. Arsenal move back into top four

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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  1. All done

    That's a wrap from us.

    Read the match report here as Arsenal go back into the top four.

    And we shall see you all on Tuesday for both Premier League and Champions League action.

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    Watford 0-1 Arsenal

    Since his debut in February 2018, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been directly involved in 37 Premier League goals for Arsenal (28 goals, 9 assists), 11 more than any other player for the Gunners in that time.

  3. 'We can control the match better'

    Watford 0-1 Arsenal

    Arsenal

    Arsenal boss Unai Emery, speaking to Sky Sports: "We can control better the match. It was very important to have one player more on the pitch to break the lines and attack the last third better. We didn't score the second goal with two good chances. They had some action in attack and giving us some struggles in defence. It is very positive to get the three points.

    "In 90 minutes a lot of things happened. I didn't see the action for the red card.

    "Watford are very aggressive here. They played pushing a lot and with one player less in their team they worked very well. But I think the referee did his work."

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    An Arsene Wenger classic...

  5. 'I didn't see the incident'

    Watford 0-1 Arsenal

    Arsenal

    Unai Emery

    Unai Emery on BBC Sport: "We were competitive today but in the circumstances we can control the match better. We didn't make it easy to score the second goal. We did not control the ball in the attacking third.

    "When it is 1-0 they have chances, their moments. Mostly they attack with set-pieces. This three points is very important in the table.

    "A clean sheet is very important. It is going to give us a lot of information, this match. Our analysis will give us confidence. For some players like Konstantinos Mavropanos it is good, to play some minutes and give other players some rest for Thursday. It is a different competition, we have a two-goal advantage against Napoli but it is going to be very difficult.

    "I didn't see the red card."

  6. 'I am very proud of my players'

    Watford 0-1 Arsenal

    Watford

    Andre Gray

    Watford boss Javi Gracia, speaking to Sky Sports: "I only have one feeling. Today I am very proud of my players. We did everything to win. We showed our ambition and character. We tried to create chances, playing with 10 players. We had our chances. It was a good performance. But we have played a lot of time with 10.

    "I respect the referee's decision, but I don't agree (on Deeney's red card). In my opinion it is a yellow card but never a red. I can't explain what the referee saw to make that decision. It was an important one. I prefer to speak about my players who today deserve the recognition. We don't get points but we had a good performance and we keep playing with the same ambition and desire.

    "We tried to keep being compact in the middle with two lines of four and Andre up front. In all the different moments of the game we were compact and defending well and looking for chances.

    "Ben Foster and all the players deserve credit. Without exception they are very good players with high commitment. We are in this position to achieve seventh because of them."

  7. 'Never a red card'

    Watford 0-1 Arsenal

    Watford

    Troy Deeney

    Watford manager Javi Gracia to BBC Sport: "We did a lot of things to try to win, a big effort. We played a lot of time with 10 players and we deserve the recognition. We didn't get any points but we played a good performance. It was a difficult game with 10 men.

    "I am very proud of my players. I am not interested in the result, we had our chances, hit the woodwork and creating chances with 10 players.

    "I respect the referee's decision. In my opinion it is clear, maybe a yellow card but never a red card. I do not agree with the decision.

    "Troy is very sad, it was an important game for us, he knew it. The sending off was very tough for us."

  8. 'Aubameyang is too quick'

    Watford 0-1 Arsenal

    Watford

    Ben Foster
    Image caption: Get rid!

    Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster, speaking to Sky Sports: "I am gutted for the lads. they were brilliant. We were the better team, pushing for it. Arsenal were happy to hit us on the counter."

    On his error: "I should have just Cruyffed him to be honest. I've said sorry to the lads. I have tried to drag it on to my left and pass it out but before I knew it he (Aubameyang) was bloody on me. He is too quick. I have to do it quicker. In hindsight you have to get rid as quick as you can, even if it goes into row Z.

    "I am definitely not a modern goalie. They can't score from row Z. He is just rapid. Lesson learned."

    On Deeney's red card: "I don't think any of us saw. Troy is not happy with it and he says it was nothing and he didn't mean to do anything. Stuff like that happens in football. You win and lose as a team."

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    Ben Foster is always good value, fronting up straight away and admitting that he was at fault for the goal.

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    Too soon?

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  13. 'The best team lost'

    Watford 0-1 Arsenal

    Chris Sutton

    Ex-Chelsea striker on BBC Radio 5 live

    The best team lost. It is a huge three points for Arsenal. They didn't get the performance but they got the result. A terrible error from Ben Foster and then big, bad Troy Deeney, who threw an arm and saw red. Watford had chances but didn't take them and they will feel hard done by.

    At this stage of the season it is all about results, but Arsenal didn't deserve this. They play like this on Thursday and they are going out of the Europa League.

    Watford were wasteful up top.

    Ben Foster applauds the Watford fans at full time
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    How will that top six look at the end of the season - which is perilously close?

    Table
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    Arlo White

    BBC radio 5 live commentator

    There were a couple of big moments for Andre Gray, up until the egde of the area Watford were excellent. They just lack that bit of final quality.

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    The officials are booed and whistled off as Laurent Koscielny and Etienne Capoue share a few jokes on halfway.

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  18. BreakingFULL-TIME

    Watford 0-1 Arsenal

    BIG win for Arsenal who go fourth! A first clean sheet on the road all season.

    Watford lose but are applauded richly off. They were very very good.

    Nacho Monreal
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    Watford 0-1 Arsenal

    Chris Sutton

    Ex-Chelsea striker on BBC Radio 5 live

    If Troy Deeney was on the pitch for 90 minutes here, 11 v 11, Watford would win this game. Arsenal have been feeble.

    Referee Craig Pawson shows a red card
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    Watford 0-1 Arsenal

    All Watford, Watford, Watford...

    Isaac Success makes a poor decision at the back post and one chance has gone. Time for any more?