Watford 2 Arsenal 3 LIVE SCORE: Sissoko gets one back for Hornets after Martinelli goal

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ARSENAL are LEADING at Watford thanks to first half goals from Martin Odegaard and Bukayo Saka.

Cucho had equalised for the Hornets during the first 11 minutes of the game but the Gunners were able to take initiative again.

Gabriel Martinelli’s outstanding finish has given Mikel Arteta’s side a comfortable lead.

But Moussa Sissoko has made life uncomfortable for the visitors with a goal in the last five minutes, picking Ben White’s pocket to slot past Aaron Ramsdale.

The Gunners are aiming to finish in the Premier League top four this season and need to get on a consistent run of form if they’re to catch Man Utd.

  • Start time: 2pm GMT
  • TV/Live stream: Sky Sports Premier League
  • Watford XI: Foster, Louza, Cleverley, Joao Pedro, Kamara, Cathcart, Sissoko, Femenia, Samir, Dennis, Hernandez
  • Arsenal XI: Ramsdale, Cedric, White, Gabriel. Tierney, Partey, Xhaka, Saka, Martinelli, Odegaard, Lacazette

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  • Watford 2-3 Arsenal – Watford substitution

    88, Kalu is on for Cleverley. An attacking change from the manager.

  • Watford 2-3 Arsenal

    86, Sissoko chests the ball down from a floated ball in and out strengths the defender before poking the ball past Ramsdale.

    Out of nowhere, Watford are back in this.

    What a finish we have here at Vicarage Road!

  • GOAL! Watford 2-3 Arsenal!

    Sissoko squeezes it in. Game on!

  • Watford 1-3 Arsenal

    85, Kamara does well to get the ball in the box. Hernandez does his best to control it with his chest but it’s back with Arsenal now who will look to try and kill the game.

  • Watford 1-3 Arsenal

    84, Partey gives away a foul in the middle of the park which is met by ironic cheers from the Watford fans who have had little to celebrate this second half.

  • Watford 1-3 Arsenal

    82, Nketiah hits the post!

    The young striker runs in behind and hits the ball against the near post.

    Saka takes two corners, but can’t beat the fist man on either. The ball then falls to Pepe who delivers a dangerous ball, but no one in red can meet it.

  • Watford 1-3 Arsenal

    80, Cedric gives the ball away, and Dennis has the chance to find someone. But, it’s intercepted and back with the Gunners

  • Watford 1-3 Arsenal – Arsenal substitution

    79, Lacazette is replaced by Nketiah cup front. Tierney has the armband, now.

  • Watford 1-3 Arsenal

    78, Pepe curls one towards the corner, but it goes just wide of the target.

  • Watford 1-3 Arsenal

    75, Arsenal are continuing to threaten.

    A ball into the area misses everyone, but it’s back with Pepe who tries to cut inside past Kamara, but the full back does well.

    Watford struggling to get out, now.

  • Watford 1-3 Arsenal

    73, Pepe immediately involved.

    The Ivorian slides the ball into Lacazette who goes down in the area under challenge from Cathcart, but Craig Pawson wavs away any appeals.

  • Watford 1-3 Arsenal – Arsenal substitution

    72, Pepe is on in place of Martinelli

  • Watford 1-3 Arsenal

    70, Great chance for Watford.

    Femenia drills the ball across the area to Dennis who had the whole goal to aim at, but can’t control his effort, sending it into the stands.

  • Watford 1-3 Arsenal

    68, A wicked corner from Cedric results in another on the opposing flank.

    It comes out to Cedric who’s volley is blocked. White then tries to catch Foster off his line, but the keeper was equal to it.

  • Watford 1-3 Arsenal

    67, Partey inches away from finding Lacazette through on goal. It’s a corner to the Gunners, now.

  • Watford 1-3 Arsenal

    65, Odegaard slips a dangerous ball through towards Saka, but Kamara makes an excellent sliding challenge to deny Saka a shooting opportunity.

  • Watford 1-3 Arsenal – Watford substitution

    64, Louza is replaced by Kayembe.

    The Watford fans aren’t happy to see the 22-year-old leave the field, though.

  • Watford 1-3 Arsenal

    63, It is end to end!

    Odegaard finds himself in a great position once again, and tries to play a cute ball through to Lacazette, but it’s intercepted.

    A throwing to Watford now.

  • Watford 1-3 Arsenal

    61, Hernandez slides the ball into Dennis inside the 18 yard box, but Dennis can’t sort his feet out, and White is able to block the shot.

    Watford still posing a threat on the counter attack.

  • Watford 1-3 Arsenal

    60, More beautiful football from Arsenal results in a throwing. Ben White gets a volley at the back post from Tierney’s cross but he can’t get it on target.

    The Gunners are able to cut through Watford at any opportunity at the moment.

  • Watford 1-3 Arsenal

    58, Lacazette receives the ball from Odegaard on the edge of the area but skews the ball over the bar with his left foot.

    Another good chance.

  • Watford 1-3 Arsenal

    56, Ramsdale has to make a close range save from Cleverley after he gives the ball away again.

    Dennis flicked the ball on to Cleverley who hits the target, but Ramsdale makes amends.

  • Watford 1-3 Arsenal

    55, Exquisite football from Arsenal gets them into the box again, but Saka couldn’t get the return ball from Odegaard.

    Watford then counter at the other end with Hernandez letting fly on goal, but its over the bar.

  • Watford 1-3 Arsenal

    A quick throw by Saka sets Cedric on his way. The right back plays it to Odegaard who delightfully flicks the ball over to Lacazette. The Frenchman then lays the ball off to Martinelli, who fires the ball into the top corner from outside the area.

    What a finish!

  • GOAL! Watford 1-3 Arsenal

    52, Martinelli with a beauty!





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