Goals from Shkodran Mustafi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan ensured the Gunners stopped a three-game losing streak in the league in a 3-0 victory and also made Deeney eat his words. "The crowd gets up - "Yeah, we've got somebody who can win it" - and they all just backed off". "I want our fans to be behind the team and be happy. said the Frenchman", whose side are sixth, 12 points adrift of fourth-placed Liverpool despite building upon their Europa League win against AC Milan on Thursday.
He became the first goalkeeper to get 200 top flight clean sheets in the Premier League, setting the record in memorable fashion.
On Cech's 200th clean sheet and penalty save...
Cech, without a league clean sheet since December 16, did well to prevent Abdoulaye Doucoure sweeping home a quick reply. It shows a huge level of motivation and intelligence, and he shows plenty of that.
Granit Xhaka: Has been better with his positioning in recent games, and he managed to make a crucial header during a crunch defensive situation in the second-half. Over his years of service for the Blues, Cech collected several records in quick fashion before passing the torch to young keeper Thibaut Courtois in his last season at Stamford Bridge, leaving SW6 as a Premier League and League Cup victor to then join Arsenal in the summer of 2015.
Today, Deeney had the chance to reduce the deficit from the spot.
Deeney may come to regret being so outspoken when his comments fire up a group of players who have been lacking even a mere spark for so long.
"Troy before the match was concentrating on playing well, to help the team", Gracia said. But, I would like to personally congratulate him for a remarkable achievement. I don't know what he is thinking about.
Are Arsenal... dare we say it... back again?
"We have room for improvement, but you can see that we can score goals".