Wenger worrying about poor attendances at Arsenal home games
Mar 12 2018 by Marjorie Miles
Arsenal ended a three-match losing streak in the Premier League as they beat Watford by a 3-0 scoreline at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
The Gunners got off a fine start as Shkodran Mustafi rose well to head home Mesut Ozil's free-kick into the far corner, racking up Arsenal's 1,000th home goal in the Premier League era. It is the first time that he has saved a penalty for Arsenal - this was the 16th penalty that he had faced since his 2015 switch from Chelsea -, and it is the first time since February 2011, seven years ago, that Cech denied someone from the spot.
Given that the north London club are a massive 12 points behind fourth-placed Liverpool, winning the European competition looks like being their only route back to Champions League football.
That made him the first goalkeeper to reach 200 clean sheets in England's top division and Wenger believes the Czech's situation over the last week provides a measure of Cech's "humility" and "intelligence". The Germany midfielder became the fastest man to reach that milestone - in 141 games - when Mustafi headed his precise free kick back across goal in the 8th minute.
"It was very hard after a few defeats, but we could find the strength, power to play at home and to show that it was by accident that we lost three games in a row", Mkhitaryan said in a post-match interview with beIN Sport.
He has therefore been forced to sit out of both legs against Swedish side Ostersund as well as the trip to face boyhood club AC Milan last week, a game the Gunners won 2-0.
This was two fewer matches than it took former French player Eric Cantona to get over the 50-assist threshold. "We had a nightmare week, and so overall we still have some work to do, but we are in a good way". We dealt well with set-pieces, which is why they could not come back. "These things always come into it a little bit".
"I selected my team to have the chance to win the game and also rest some players I did not want to get injured".
Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has lauded his side's team spirit and confidence by declaring the 3-0 victory over Watford on Sunday in the English Premier League as an important one. They'll next play against Ramadan Sobhi's Stoke City in the league on April 1.