Watch: Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has penalty saved

Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Arsenal missed a golden opportunity to take the lead against Watford as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had his first-half penalty saved by Ben Foster.

Arsenal entered Sunday’s match on the back of a good run of Premier League form, having remained unbeaten in the competition since August.

And Mikel Arteta’s side were presented with a big chance to take the lead against Watford after Danny Rose clumsily felled Lacazette.

Aubemeyang, the Arsenal skipper, pinged his effort towards Ben Foster’s right but the Watford goalkeeper stuck out an arm to save it, before grabbing hold off the loose ball to prevent a follow-up.

Arsenal’s prime goalscorer came under criticism this week from former England defender Paul Parker.

Speaking on talkSPORT, Parker said: “Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struggled for the last 18 months at Borussia Dortmund with his bad-boy behaviour and he’s brought a bit of that to Arsenal.

“Since they signed him, he’s been very inconsistent. They gave him the armband to pacify him. But the difference is, he’s not a leader of men and he got the armband maybe because of how much he cost, how much they’re paying him and just try and keep him sweet but he’s definitely not a leader of men.

“He’s not captain material but when you score the odd goal, people will go with it.”

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