Petr Cech and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang spoke to Sky Sports after Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Watford today.
Here’s what they had to say.
On a big day for Cech and a step forward for the team
Well when you are in a difficult moment and results are not going well you have to look at yourself and find the way out. Obviously we had a big result in midweek in Milan and we carried this determination into today.
We played against a good side who are in good form as well, and it’s not as easy as the score says because we scored goals at the right moments.
Another goal for Aubameyang, is form returning slowly?
Yes, it’s starting to come. Today was a great team effort, the confidence is back and for me as well. I’m feeling better. I have to say thanks to my teammates.
Has it been tough? A new league at a difficult time for the club etc.
Of course. It’s not always easy to come into a new team, and ok it’s a difficult moment for the club and now we’re back on form. That’s good for us.
Two landmarks for Petr – a first penalty save. Was there extra edge because it was Troy Deeney?
No, he scored when we played the first game over there. He surprised me that day shooting the way he did, today you just go with what you feel. I felt that today was going to be the right moment.
I think my timing was quite good too. Sometimes you do the right thing, this time it all clicked. The only thing is that when he shot he hit it very hard and I didn’t know where the ball went. I saw it coming across so I was glad nobody tapped it in.
And the 200th clean sheet …
It’s an unbelievable personal milestone obviously. We’ve been waiting 11 games, which is sometimes frustrating, but the most important is that the team wins and during that stretch the team didn’t win so that was the most difficult thing.
You need to carry on. I always believed in the work I was doing and that one day it was going to turn.