Two first-half goals from Gabonese international, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was not enough to secure a victory against Watford.
The Hornets fought back in a very much spirited second-half to secure a 2-2 draw with
One of Arsenal’s better players on the day, Granit Xhaka admitted Arsenal were ‘scared’ in the second half, but said playing out from the back was one of several issues, not the sole problem.
“Everything was wrong [in the second half], we didn’t play our game, we were scared.
We know they would push us more in the second half but we have to show more character and play, and not be scared. You can’t give a performance like this.
“We train for short goal kicks, of course, mistakes are here but it’s not an excuse.
Next time we have to do better, we have to analyze and then we’ll see what happens.
It wasn’t only this situation that was a problem – it was the whole second half.”
Arsenal will play on Thursday, September 19, 2019, in the Europa League first round of matches against the German side, Eintracht Frankfurt