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Overview of Mikel Arteta’s “key-pass” creation against Watford

07 Mar 2022 | 11:04 | Football

With his cleverness, coach Mikel Arteta had a direct contribution to creating Arsenal’s third goal against rivals Watford.

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Arteta sets key pass - Football

 The situation started with a broken wing pass of a Watford player. Arteta immediately recognized the problem and ran in the direction the ball fell. 

Arteta sets key pass - Football

 He immediately threw the ball back to Bukayo Saka for Arsenal to make a quick counter-attack.

Arteta sets key pass - Football

 The ball was then rotated to the right and Martin Odegaard was in a very favorable position in front of the box. 

Arteta sets key pass - Football

 This player makes a sensitive touch to direct the ball to Lacazette’s position. The rest of Lacazette’s job is pretty straightforward. He returned to the second line for Martinelli to shoot decisively, causing veteran goalkeeper Ben Foster to give up.

 

Arteta sets key pass - Football

 This is an extremely important goal because it widens the gap to 3-1 and makes it easier for Arsenal to kick in the next minutes. According to statistics, this is also the 5th goal of this 20-year-old player in the Premier League playground. 

Arteta sets key pass - Football

 It must also be added that, Odegaard is playing very well in the role of a No. 10. Last night, the Norwegian midfielder scored his fifth goal in the domestic playground. 

Arteta sets key pass - Football

 Of course, it would be remiss to ignore Saka’s contributions with 1 goal and 1 assist. This player has contributed his shoes to 13 goals (8 goals, 5 assists) of the Gunners this season. 

Arteta sets key pass - Football

 Watford also has its own highlights with Cucho Hernández’s masterpiece in the 11th minute. 

Arteta sets key pass - Football

 In the 87th minute, Moussa Sissoko shortened the score to 2-3 for Watford but it was all too late. 

Arteta sets key pass - Football

 Arsenal have 4 consecutive victories in the Premier League and have a foot in the top 4.