Wenger admits need to get Arsenal fans back on his side

But Arsene Wenger's side, who have fallen well off the pace in the top-four battle, remain in the spotlight and while the official attendance was clocked at 59,131, patches of empty red seats were again evident.

We had a disappointing period and our supporters suffered like we suffered.

"But our job is to perform and to stick together in hard moments, and to get the fans back on our side again".

Mustafi headed home from a Mesut Ozil free-kick for Arsenal's 1000th home goal in the Premier League.

Aubameyang played for Dortmund in the Champions League, and the team finished third in their group and dropped down to the Europa League knockout stages, which means that he won't be able to play for Arsenal at all in this year's competition.

On the hour mark, Mkhitaryan played a defence-splitting through ball for Aubameyang to round Karnezis and slot home.

Aubameyang found the net on his debut in a 5-1 thumping of Everton but the Gabon worldwide believes not being eligible for the Europa League has hampered his progress.

The Gunners are favourite to cruise through into the last eight of the Europa League after a comfortable 2-0 win at the San Siro in the first leg.

Defeat keeps Watford 10th and nine points clear of the relegation zone.

Watford's chance to reduce the deficit from the spot came two minutes later, when Ainsley Maitland-Niles clumsily left his body in the path of Pereyra to go tumbling over.

Fans were delighted with the result and praised the performance of Mustafi on social media after the game.

The subdued atmosphere lent an "end of an era" feel to the match, but it didn't bother Arsenal, who had a point to prove to Watford captain Deeney.

After that match, he said: "There's a reason they lost. He had the interest in me so I am happy to play for him".

"They all just backed off". I remember very well every time he refused the biggest clubs to stay at Arsenal. Cech stepped up and made some good saves to claim his 200th Premier League clean sheet after a wait of 11 games.