Arsenal vs Watford Premier League LIVE Football Score 6 Nov 2021
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Arsenal is going head to head with Watford starting on 6 Nov 2021 at 15:00 UTC at Emirates Stadium stadium, London city, England. The match is a part of the Premier League.
Arsenal Football Club is an English professional association football club based in Holloway, London. The club was formed in Woolwich in 1886 as Royal Arsenal before it was renamed Woolwich Arsenal in 1893. They became the first southern member admitted into the Football League in 1893, having spent their first four seasons solely participating in cup tournaments and friendlies. The club’s name was shortened to Arsenal in 1914, a year after moving to Highbury. In spite of finishing fifth in the Second Division in 1915, Arsenal rejoined
the First Division at the expense of local rivals Tottenham Hotspur when football resumed after the First World War. Since that time, they have not fallen below the first tier of the English football league system and hold the record for the longest uninterrupted period in the top flight. The club remained in the Football League until 1992, when its First Division was superseded as English football’s top level by the newly formed Premier League, of which they were an inaugural member.In 2003–04, Arsenal completed a league season without a single defeat, something achieved only once before in English football, by Preston North End in 1888–89.
Watford Football Club is an English professional football club based in Watford, Hertfordshire. They play in the Premier League, the first tier of English football, having been promoted in 2021.
The club recognises its foundation as 1881, aligned with that of its antecedent, Watford Rovers, and was established as Watford Football Club in 1898. After finishing the 1914–15 season as Southern League champions under the management of Harry Kent, Watford joined the Football League in 1920. The team played at several grounds in their early history, including what is now West Herts Sports Club, before moving to Vicarage Road in 1922. They have a long-standing rivalry with nearby club Luton Town.
Graham Taylor’s tenure as manager at the club between 1977 and 1987 saw Watford rise from the fourth tier to the first. The team finished second in the First Division in 1982–83, competed in the UEFA Cup in 1983–84, and reached the 1984 FA Cup Final. Watford declined between 1987 and 1997, before Taylor returned as manager, leading the team to successive promotions from the renamed Second Division[a] to the Premier League for one season in 1999–2000. The club played again in the highest tier in 2006–07 under Aidy Boothroyd’s management, and then again from 2015 to 2020, reaching the 2019 FA Cup Final, their second FA Cup Final. In April 2021, Watford were promoted back into the Premier League having spent just one season in the Championship.
The Hornets played out a pre-season friendly against Arsenal this morning at the Gunners’ training ground in London Colney.
A relatively strong Watford side began the game and held the hosts to a 1-1 scoreline at the interval before making a host of changes in the second half as Arsenal ran out 4-1 winners.
It was Philip Zinckernagel who scored for the visitors, cancelling out Eddie Nketiah’s opener, with Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette, Kieran Tierney and Miguel Azeez all netting second-half goals.
Both sides shared possession early doors, with only a handful of opportunities for the attackers. Watford midfielder Imrân Louza ignited the first major chance, playing a lofted through-ball into Ismaïla Sarr’s path. Sarr beat Nuno Tavares in a foot race and won the first of a flurry of corners for the Hornets, which ended when Peter Etebo’s shot went wide.
The opener came not long after. Nketiah picked up possession on the left side, cutting across and curling a shot which deflected in off the far post.
Nketiah found himself in a similar position minutes later, but this time his drilled strike was stopped and held by goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann.
Watford pressed Mikel Arteta’s side tirelessly and got their reward on 40 minutes. Louza stole the ball in the Arsenal box and laid off to Joshua King, who found Zinckernagel in the six-yard box. Although Zinckernagel’s initial effort was blocked, the Dane’s second shot hit the back of the net to bring the Hornets back on level terms.
Soon after, Sarr won the ball in the centre of the park with a committed tackle and played in the goalscorer Zinckernagel, who carried the ball into the final third for another chance. He passed to Louza and the new signing from Nantes tested Bernd Leno in the Arsenal goal, forcing a corner.