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Sokratis thinks his mistake vs Watford cost Arsenal the game


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Arsenal took on Watford in Sunday’s late Premier League kick-off

Watford were without a win in the league this season heading into the Arsenal clash but they did have a new boss at the helm.

Quique Sanchez Flores’ return as Watford manager did not get off to a great start though as Arsenal found themselves 2-0 up by half-time thanks to a brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

However, Watford would fight back in the second half to earn a 2-2 draw

WATFORD, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 15: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates as he scores his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Arsenal FC at Vicarage Road on September 15, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Sokratis on his mistake

While the Hornets did dominate Arsenal for large periods in the second 45, the Gunners downfall was largely of their own making.

Watford’s first goal in the 53rd minute came from Sokratis losing the ball inside his own penalty area from a goal kick.

Watford’s equaliser then came from the penalty spot after David Luiz’s silly tackle on Roberto Pereyra.

After the game, Sokratis has spoken about his mistake, stating he thinks he cost Arsenal the game:

 “I think that I cost the game for the team.

“It was my mistake for something simple that I don’t have to do.

“I think this was the problem why we lose the three points. I apologised because I cost the game for the team and I have to work harder.

“I know up to this moment I didn’t have a mistake, I didn’t do nothing. Everything was near to perfect.” As quoted by the Evening Standard.

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