Petr Cech registered his 200 th Premier League clean sheet in Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Watford, a game that saw Arsenal fans goading Troy Deeney. The Hornets captain had made a foul-mouthed tirade at Arsenal in the first leg, but missed the spot kick in the reverse fixture.
The Czech goalie had been looking for the milestone clean sheet since January and has now become the first player to reach that impressive figure having registered 169 for Chelsea coupled with 31 for The Gunners.
The win sees Arsenal end a run of three straight defeats. German international, Shkodran Mustafi put The Gunners ahead with a well placed header in the 8 th minute before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fired in a second 15 minutes after the interval. Henrikh Mkhitaryan added gloss to the result by scoring 13 minutes from time.
Manager, Arsene Wenger made some changes to his starting 11 as he gears up for the clash against AC Milan in the Europa League. Wenger made six changes as Cech, Maitland-Niles, Rob Holding, Mohammed Elneny and Alex Iwobi coming into the starting 11.
Kiko Femenia replaced Andre Carrillo for Watford. The win saw Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger register his 700 the match in his 1,222 nd match while Mesut Ozil became the fastest player to reach 50 Premier League assist, doing so in 141 matches, beating the record held by Eric Cantona while Watford have now lost all five of their away Premier League matches in the month of March. Wenger.
The hosts had escaped punishment for a profligate first half and were indebted to Petr Cech for saving a Troy Deeney penalty just minutes after Aubameyang struck, the goalkeeper
finally recording his 200th Premier League clean sheet.
Cech won the Man of the Match award, making fantastic saves from Richarlison and Doucoure as well as saving his first spot kick since 2011.