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Neil Johnston

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  1. Goodbye

    Right, that's it.

    Lesson from this game? Never write Watford off.

    Three 90th minute-plus goals in the past three Premier League games.

    Thanks for your company.

    Until next time...

  2. What's next?

    Watford 2-1 Arsenal

    While Watford have a week to prepare for their visit to Chelsea next Saturday, Arsenal face a demanding trip to Serbia to face Red Star Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday.

    Then it's back to London to get ready for a game at Everton on 22 October.

  3. Thirteen points - unlucky for some

    Watford 2-1 Arsenal

    Arsenal are locked on 13 points. They're in good company. Chelsea and Liverpool are also nine points behind leaders Manchester City after eight games.

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  5. 'The game was split in two'

    Watford 2-1 Arsenal


    Arsenal goalscorer Per Mertesacker, speaking to Match Of The Day:

    "Obviously I was happy to lead the team out, we have to admit that it [the game] was split in two halves.

    "We looked a little bit tired especially with injuries in the second half. We could have done a little bit better at retaining possession.

    On the awarding of Watford's penalty: "These actions are so quick it's so difficult to judge. It was kind of a wake up call for us, but it wasn't enough."

  6. 'My son is going to hate me'

    Watford 2-1 Arsenal

    Watford captain Troy Deeney has just revealed his son Myles - who was mascot at the game - is an Arsenal fan.

    "He's going to hate me. It's going to be a long weekend," he tells Match Of The Day.

  7. 'A great win'

    Watford 2-1 Arsenal


    Troy Deeney speaking to BT Sport: “Credit to the manager, it was more of a roasting than a team talk at half time. He was telling people to believe in themselves. When we come up against big teams we need to.

    “I’m delighted and buzzing for Tom [Cleverley] to get the winner because he’s been our most consistent player this season."

    On being fourth in the league after eight games:“It means nothing, we’re taking it game by game. We’re building something really good. We got a last minute winner at Swansea, a last minute equaliser at West Brom and another late winner here. It shows hows we have belief. It’s a massive team effort. A great win."

  8. 'We panicked'

    Watford 2-1 Arsenal


    More from Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger: "We panicked a little bit in the last seconds."

    On penalty: "You can talk and talk and talk. They scored. It was a scandalous decision and there is little we can do about it."

    Asked whether Alexis Sanchez will play in the Europa League on Thursday: "I don't know yet. I'll see on Monday."

  9. 'We were shy'

    Watford 2-1 Arsenal


    Marco Silva, speaking to Match Of The Day: "We are obviously happy. The first half we were shy in some parts. I started to see the team play without confidence. I didn't like it and we spoke at half-time. Our second half was really good. We have three important points and we want to stay in this moment."

    "Troy Deeney gave for the team what we needed at that moment."

    On the penalty: "I didn't see it."

  10. 'Scandalous'

    Watford 2-1 Arsenal

    Arsene Wenger tells Match Of The Match that the decision to award Watford a penalty was "scandalous".

    He adds: "Could we have won the game despite [no Sanchez or Ramsey] and I would say yes."

  11. From fury to three points

    Watford 2-1 Arsenal

    Watford manager Marco Silva is facing the TV cameras. He says he was furious with his players at half-time.

    Question: "You are fourth in the table. What do you think?

    Silva: "I don't know - I haven't looked. It's not important."

  12. 'Building something special'

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    Watford match winner Tom Cleverley speaking to BT Sport: "The manager told us play with a bit more belief at half time and that’s what we did. Troy [Deeney] came on and made a huge difference.

    "We’re building something here, the team spirit, the last minute goals and we’ll go to Chelsea with massive confidence."

  13. Above Chelsea

    Watford 2-1 Arsenal

    Watford are above champions Chelsea in the Premier League table.

    Next up for the Hornets? Chelsea away next Saturday!

  14. MOTD running order

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    Chris Lord: This is why Man City will win the league. They'll take advantage of others slipping up. Arsenal won’t.

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  16. Deeney a game changer

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    Dennis Ethan: Troy Deeney impact since coming on has been immense. A game changer!

  17. 'Fourth means nothing'

    Watford 2-1 Arsenal

    Watford's Troy Deeney: "Fourth in the table doesn't mean anything now. We are having a great start and we are building something really good.

    "Our late goals show we have got belief. Lads are coming off the bench and making an impact.

  18. Watford fourth in table

    Watford 2-1 Arsenal

    Watford are fourth in the Premier League table. Giddy heights indeed.

    Tom Cleverley