Arsenal have conceded nine goals in their last four Premier League games after opening the season with a 1-0 win at Newcastle United. They headed into the match full of confidence and refreshed following the global break.
The Gunners got off to a shaky start as they invited pressure.
Ozil initially struggled to settle as Watford started the brighter with Cleverley's rising drive forcing Bernd Leno into a fine save before Jose Holebas fired horribly off-target with a great chance from the edge of the area. However, against the run of play, Sead Kolasinac snatched the ball and ran an impressive distance unchallenged, before slotting the ball invitingly for Pierre-Emerick Aubemeyang. "It's my responsibility to give them the confidence to execute our game plan".
However, former Liverpool FC defender Lawrenson is expecting to see a reaction from the Watford squad as the BBC Sport pundit tipped Arsenal to leave Vicarage Road with a point. Ainsley Maitland-Niles played a simple pass into Aubameyang who yet again found the back of the net. Remember, the penalty, the errors were all in the second half which makes those statistics so pertinent.
Tom Cleverley took advantage of some slapstick defending by Sokratis Papastathopoulos to reduce the deficit, however, before Roberto Pereyra ensured a share of the spoils from the penalty spot after he had been brought down by David Luiz.
In was to end 2-2 and while the home side were fully deserving of their point, if not more, Arsenal Unai Emery will be hugely disappointed that his side's shambolic defensive display to draw from such a commanding position.
Unfortunately, Leno was the liveliest goalkeeper of the two.
"If we could break that pressing, we could connect with our midfielders and have space to continue imposing our game plan".
There have been some awful second halves from Arsenal in the past but they have generally been against a top-six side, not a team that is rock bottom and 2-0 down.
In fairness, there was not much that he could do about the two goals. They both stemmed from individual, costly errors from either centre back.
"Unless they can play brilliant attacking football for 90-plus minutes, which is nearly impossible, they are going to concede goals".