First and foremost, I must give my condolences to Leicester City and the families affected by the tragic helicopter crash that resulted in five fatalities including the death of owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. Moments like this really do put things into perspective. My prayers go to all those affected.
Don’t you just love Arsenal vs Leicester! Regardless of the era, this game has a knack of producing goals of the highest quality. This fixture was true to form, requiring three sublime goals from Unai Emery’s red and white army to secure the victory and make it 10 wins on the bounce in all competitions.
Sunday’s scintillating victory at Craven Cottage made it nine consecutive wins in all competitions and left us only two points below Manchester City. I don’t want to get carried away, but if you offered me that before the season, I would have bitten off your arm and possibly the shoulder.
Two late goals from Craig Cathcart and Mesut Ozil were enough to secure the three points and extend our winning streak in the league to five games. We knew this game was going to tough. This season, Watford have added endurance and control to their physicality and they came to the Emirates intent on winning. Similar to the Everton, the Hornets would have come away perplexed by their loss.