Arsenal do tend to recover well from stormy weeks, which goes some way to explaining why Arsene Wenger is still in a job.
Of course the underlying issues that have dogged the Gunners in recent years – predictable football, a soft centre, going missing in the big games – are still lurking under the surface, waiting to be exposed by the right opponent.
However, Milan and now Watford have proved themselves not to be able to do so as Arsenal have recovered from a tumultuous week which saw them suffer three defeats in a row.
They have seen off both sides, scoring five goals in the process and conceding none. Sunday’s home stroll against the Hornets also saw Petr Cech end his long wait to rack up his 200th Premier League clean sheet.
Mesut Ozil – viewed by some as the archetypal fair weather Arsenal player – was impressive against Javi Gracia’s men and took to Twitter to celebrate the win.
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) March 11, 2018
The German – valued at £45m by Transfermarkt – was not short on responses from Arsenal’s fans and we’ve taken a closer look at some of the best…
— Aj (@TheAjThakkar) March 11, 2018
What a day!
Cech – First to 200 clean sheets with his 1st penalty save for Arsenal.
Özil – Fastest to 50 PL asists
Arsenal – Recorded 1000th goal
Auba-Mikki assisting each other
Bellerin trolling back Deeney 😀#ARSWAT
— Sah ?? (@MaesterOzil) March 11, 2018
— official YQJUBRIL (@iam_YQ) March 11, 2018
Thanks for your brilliant efforts today, it means a lot to us.
— Oregonny (@IrelonaR) March 11, 2018
Awesome bro! My inspiration! Congratulations on 50 assists! ?
— Irfan (@1rfansays) March 11, 2018
Announce lifetime contract!!
— Haider Tung (@haidergunner93) March 11, 2018
Just keep the momentum going. But you need to be a bit strong on the ball you are my best player in the world.
— Phoday M Kamara (@MPhoday) March 11, 2018