Per Mertesacker, Arsenal captain was unhappy with the result of Arsenal vs Watford game where their team loss 2-1.
Mertesacker was unsatisfied with his team’ failure to respond to Watford’s equaliser, and the result made them regret their actions.
The Gunners captain already gave them a first-half lead, but Troy Deeney levelled from the penalty spot in the 71st minute before Tom Cleverly scored their second goal to give Watford a win eventually.
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While Mertesacker was unsure about the penalty, he lamented that the penalty shot should have woken up Arsenal.
“I’m not sure, I cannot tell [if it was a penalty]. Honestly, it’s so quick these actions, it’s difficult to judge and the referee made that decision,” the German defender told Arsenal’s website.
“I think for us it was kind of a wake-up call, but it wasn’t loud enough.”
“I think that’s what we lacked, especially in the second half. You know when we got the ball we missed a chance, but we missed as well to play, we missed it completely,” he said.
“That’s what we did really well in the first half, where we regained possession, kept possession, that was really good.
“In the second half we just wasted the ball and that’s obviously not enough.
“If you just protect and you have no chances on the break and you miss one chance to kill the game, then it’s difficult in the Premier League to win any game.”