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Video: Arsenal 1-0 Watford – Alexis Sanchez nets first home goal of 2016

Sooner or later Alexis Sanchez’s rare stretch of going scoreless at the Emirates was going to end, and it could not have happened at a more crucial point for Arsenal than right at the beginning of the game against the Watford team that humiliated them in London just a few weeks ago.

It only took Alexis five minutes after the starting whistle to race into the Watford backfield and receive a cross from Alex Iwobi. He quickly caught it with a header and dropped to the ground for a kick and a lead-grabbing score.

The goal for Sanchez was his first in a home BPL fixture since October 4, 2015, when he recorded a brace and earned Man of the Match honors in a win over Man United.

Interestingly, the following week he scored against vs Watford in an away match – a goal which would be his last Premier League goal until March 5, 2016 – when he scored against Tottenham Hotspur in a 2-2 draw.

Watford eliminated Arsenal from the FA Cup tournament this season, putting an end to their two-year reign as Cup champions.

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