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Foster was passed the ball deep in his own area by Daryl Janmaat following an Arsenal attack, with most of the Gunners’ forwards still in the final third of the pitch.
The keeper nudged the ball to his left, looking to clear it upfield on his favoured foot.
But the former Manchester United man was chased down fiercely by the electric Aubameyang, who forced him into a rushed kick which rebounded off the striker into the net.
Foster has over 300 Premier League appearances under his belt, and spoke honestly and calmly to Sky Sports about the goal, which proved the difference between the sides.
“To be fair, he’s absolutely rapid,” Foster said.
“I spoke to Bernd Leno at the end of the game and he said: ‘It’s not your fault, he’s too quick.’
“I’m gutted for the lads, though.”
Soon after Foster’s howler, the Hornets were down to 10 men one minute later when Deeney flung a forearm into the face of Lucas Torreira.
On the incident, Foster said: “I don’t think any of us saw.
“Troy is not happy with it and he says it was nothing and he didn’t mean to do anything.
“Stuff like that happens in football. You win and lose as a team.”
The home side piled on the pressure despite the one-man imbalance, creating chances in both halves but to no avail.
Arsenal could have killed off on many occasions but agonised their travelling support by just about holding on in added time.