Auba fires Gunners into top-four

Arsenal leapfrogged Chelsea into fourth spot with a narrow 1-0 win over a ten-man Watford in the English Premier League on Monday evening.
 
The North London outfit looked to address their poor away form as manager Unai Emery brought Aaron Ramsey, Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Laurent Koscielny back into the line-up.
 
Ten minutes into the game, Arsenal were ahead 10 minutes in when Aubameyang pounced on sloppy footwork from Ben Foster to bag his 18th league of the season.
 
It didn't get any better for the home side a minute later, with Troy Deeney handed a straight red following an off-the-ball scuffle with Lucas Torreira.
 
Watford though still looked troublesome, as Gunners shot-stopper Bernd Leno was called upon to keep out efforts from Craig Cathcart and Etienne Capoue in the space of ten minutes.
 
After a quiet start to the second half, Arsenal went in search of a second goal, but Foster rushed off the goal-line to deny Henrikh Mkhitaryan from point-blank range.
 
Frustration grew for Watford, as Adam Masina struck the crossbar 61 minutes in following a powerful left-footed strike with Leno well-beaten.
 
Both sides opened each other up in the final quarter, but neither goalkeeper had any serious efforts to deal with.
 
Ainsley Maitland-Niles put his body on the line in the final 11 minutes to deny Andre Gray an easy finish with Leno all at sea.
 
In the end, the Gunners had done enough to rack up the points to go back into fourth spot, although they remain level on points with fifth-placed Chelsea.

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