midfielder Granit Xhaka says the Gunners “were too scared” as they let slip a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at Watford.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice in the first half for the visitors but the Hornets hit back after the break through Tom Cleverley and a late Roberto Pereyra penalty.

Watford finished the game with 31 shots on goal, 23 of those coming in the second half.

“No-one wanted the ball,” Xhaka said.

“We didn’t show our game in the second half, we were too scared.

“Every team in the is strong enough to score but you have to keep calm, to show good character, to be mentally strong. We weren’t today.

“We have to be honest and say in the end we are happy to take a point.”


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