Despite the meagre numbers the biggest cheer heard in these parts for months erupted when Deeney had that second-half penalty saved by Petr Cech.
With AP Photos.Arsenal ended a three-game Premier League losing streak with a 3-0 victory over Watford as Petr Cech became the first goalkeeper to keep 200 clean sheets in the EPL. Today, I thought we carried that with us. For all of the recent turbulence of the club that many attribute to the stubbornness of Wenger, to win 700 games for one club is an astounding achievement that should be praised.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal and Adrian Mariappa of Watford in action during their Premier League match at Emirates Stadium.
Cech had been stuck on 199 clean sheets - already a record - since Arsenal's 1-0 win over Newcastle on December 16, a run of 11 games.
So even if wenger wins every single game until the end of the season, will the crowds come back, and show the respect for our manager of 22 years? He left the club with 165 clean sheets in the Premier League, being only 4 away of the previous record established by David James over 18 seasons and 572 games in the Premier League. He went from hell to heaven.
Today, Deeney had the chance to reduce the deficit from the spot.
However, the Watford head coach would not be drawn on whether he thought Deeney regretted his remarks.
"Troy before the match was concentrating on playing well, to help the team", Gracia said.
Ozil had an equally good chance moments later as he glided into the penalty area before Karnezis made another fine save with his legs. But, I would like to personally congratulate him for a remarkable achievement.
"I don't know", Gracia said. "I am feeling better and I have to thank my team-mates".
"We can discuss how the team plays or something else, but I find that the criticisms that fall on Arsene on a personal level are hard to accept".
"I can not say anything more, because there is nothing to say and I do not want to hurt Arsene, whom I adore and for whom I have a lot of respect".