Mikel Arteta has celebrated his 100th game in charge of Arsenal with a 1-0 win over ten-man Watford.

Arsenal now head into the international break on the back of a ten-game unbeaten run as they secured a straightforward three points in North London against Watford.

With Watford looking to sit in a protect in the first 45 it was all Arsenal one-way traffic before the break.

However, despite the Hornets passivity, Arsenal wasted their one big chance as Ben Foster kept out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from the spot.

But credit to Areta and his side as they kept the faith and refused to panic after the break with Emile Smith-Rowe popping up with the key difference.

Ben White’s driving run scattered the Watford back line and Smith-Rowe burst onto the loose ball to fire past Foster.

And that strike did open it up late on, with Aubameyang seeing a goal flagged up for offside, before Juraj Kucka was dismissed for a second booking.

Full Time from the Emirates Stadium it’s Arsenal 1-0 Watford

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