With Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool dropping points this weekend, Arsenal had a great chance to catch up to the table-toppers with a win against Watford.
Unfortunately for the Gunners, Marco Silva’s men failed to read the script.
The Hornets – who’ve enjoyed a super start to the season under the Portuguese manager – came from behind to steal all three points at Vicarage Road thanks to a late strike from Tom Cleverley, of all people.
The Gunners went ahead just before half-time thanks to a powerful header from captain Per Mertesacker, who was making his first Premier League start in 532 days.
If you think thought that was impressive, you’d have to go back 1400 days for the last time the big man scored a goal in the Premier League.
But Watford came back, grabbing the equaliser from a pretty questionable penalty.
Match referee Neil Swarbrick pointed to the spot on the 70th minute after Hector Bellerin fouled Brazilian wonderkid Richarlison in the box.
The youngster certainly made the most of the little contact, and Arsenal fans were understandably aggrieved with the decision.
You get the picture.
Anyway, Troy Deeney smashed home the penalty and Cleverley then completed the comeback late on by reacting quickest to a loose ball in the box, piling further misery on Arsene Wenger and the Gunners.
No doubt #WengerOut will be trending on Twitter this evening.
DREAM TEAM POINTS:
Watford: Gomes 3, Holebas 0, Britos 0, Mariappa 0, Kiko 0, Kabasele 2, Doucoure 0, Richarlison 5, Cleverley 8, Pereya, Gray 0
Subs: Carrillo 0, Capoue 0, Deeney 8
Arsenal: Cech -1, Monreal -1, Mertesacker 12, Koscielny 2, Kolasinac -1, Xhaka 5, Elneny 0, Bellerin -1, Welbeck 0, Iwobi 0, Lacazette 0
Subs: Ozil 0, Giroud 0, Holding -1
STAR MAN: PER MERTESACKER