Paul Merson blames Unai Emery for Arsenal collapse at Vicarage Road, I have to put that on the manager. There were skilled players on the pitch, people will say, but he’s the manager and they’re paid to listen to him.
You can’t have a manager tell you how to play and then you go out and do your own thing. His substitutes were wrong. They needed to maintain the ball in that match but gave it away cheaply.
Mesut Ozil was the only player who didn’t give away the ball throughout the match. Since this new rule started when they could pass the ball in the six-yard box, nobody did it Last year, why did they all start doing it.
Sometimes these players think they’re something special and they’re not going to be closed down-it’s pitiful. At Watford in the first half, it was a walk in the arsenal park, 2-0, and you think it’s the end of the game.
But I don’t know a lot of other teams where you’re hanging on in the next minute. Watford was beaten 3-1 at home in West Ham and 3-0 at home in Brighton.
Only Arsenal would offer them an opportunity to get back to the game.
The shackles went out, and Watford felt like they had nothing to lose, but the manager was terribly wrong. I couldn’t believe that he’d take Ozil off.
Things were going to plan after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbed a brace before the break.
But the Hornets stormed back as a calamitous arsenal saw a stunning 31 shots taken at their goal.
Source: Sky Sports