But after four straight losses, Arsenal have returned to winning ways, defeating Milan 2-0 in the San Siro in the first leg of their last-16 Europa League tie, and Watford 3-0 in the Premier League. Thus, worry not! As there are no issues with celebrating Petr Cech's latest record-breaking achievement: picking up his 200th clean sheet in the Premier League!
After the intermission, Arsenal doubled the score just when Watford was dominating, as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made the most of Henrikh Mkhitaryan's nice through shot in the 59th minute.
Watford had a chance to pull one back but Troy Deeney's penalty was saved by Petr Cech.
The Watford striker has become a villain in the eyes of Arsenal fans after saying that they ' lack cojones' following their last meeting at Vicarage Road.
"But our job is to perform and stick together in important moments and get the fans back on side".
"It was a bit frustrating but we now have eight games left and we have to make sure we win majority".
It would seem that The Gunners will need to focus on the Europa League for any chance of returning to Europe's elite competition next season.
But it was the Watford skipper's own bottle which was called into question at the Emirates as he saw a second half penalty saved in a routine win for the home side. Arsenal was coming off a three match losing spree in the premier league.
"We took 18 games to get to nine clean sheets, I got to 199 and then had to wait 11 games to get another clean sheet", said the Czech.
"I always believe in the work that I'm doing every, and that one day it was going to turn". But I like both situations, because in the first he showed a lot of humility and responsibility, and a record like that witnesses a lot of motivation and a huge degree of intelligence.
The Gabon global was cup-tied for the Europa League victory over AC Milan on Thursday, but returns to the fold against the Hornets, with the Gunners aiming to halt a run of three straight Premier League defeats. After a hard Thursday night game, on Sunday morning we still had the spirit to stick together.
I doubt you've forgotten that Stan Kroenke is a business man and Arsenal is a business for him.