Arsenal retained the second spot in the Premier League with a 3-0 win away at Watford, with goals from Alexis, Giroud and Ramsey. Watford put up an impressive display in the first half, doing a great job of containing Arsenal, but the Gunners’ class shone through in the second half as they grabbed three goals in the space of eleven minutes to record Arsenal’s fourth away win of the season.
Here are some of the key takeaways from the match.
1. Arsenal have been very impressive away from home
This win over Watford means Arsenal have now won 12 points away from home, their only glitch on their travels coming against Chelsea, under controversial circumstances. Only West Ham United have won more points on the road, with 13 points, but having played another game away from home.
In the past, the Gunners have often had trouble away from home, losing points to smaller teams even after dominating games, with most of these teams sitting deep and not allowing them to play their natural game. But this season, so far, Arsenal have managed to nick all points available against smaller teams from their away matches, and if they keep the trend going, they will surely be in with a major chance at taking the title.