Published On: Mon, Sep 16th, 2019

Stunning statistic shows how poor Arsenal have been defensively this season


have struggled defensively this season and after drawing 2-2 with on Sunday they have now faced more shots this season than any other team in the , Serie A, La Liga, Bundesliga and Ligue 1.

And according to sports analytics company Opta Sports, Arsenal have now faced 96 shots this season.

Despite taking an early two goal lead thanks to striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal could not hold onto their lead as Watford successful mounted a second-half comeback.

Gunners defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos gifted the Hornets a way back into the game his poor pass was intercepted by Gerard Deulofeu and the Spaniard’s touch saw the ball roll into the path of Tom Cleverley who blasted the ball home from inside the box.

Then in the closing moments of the game Arsenal defender David Luiz was wrong-footed and brought down Roberto Pereyra in the penalty box, who then duly dusted himself off and sent Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno the wrong way with his spot kick.

Watford took 31 shots during the match, to set a new a club-record for a Premier League game and boss Sanchez Flores admitted he saw the positives in the first result of his second spell in charge at Vicarage Road.

“Have I missed the Premier League? Yeah. I miss all these kind of emotions – I love it,” Flores said.

“I was really happy with the performance of the players. We have one point against a very tough team.



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