Arsenal threw away a two-goal lead against Watford, allowing the side bottom of the table an embarrassing 28 shots, but who was Arsenal’s best and worst players on the day?

WATFORD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15:  Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal (14) and team mates Granit Xhaka and David Luiz react during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Arsenal FC at Vicarage Road on September 15, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)
WATFORD, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 15: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal (14) and team mates Granit Xhaka and David Luiz react during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Arsenal FC at Vicarage Road on September 15, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

It’s not hard to work out who the best was – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with a Fotmob rating of 8.6 for his two goals.

Behind him came Ainsley-Maitland Niles with a 7.2 before Ozil, in his first match of the season with a 7.

The German won four duels, was successful with all three of his dribbles, played one key pass, and won the ball back three times. Away from home.

WATFORD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15:  Mesut Ozil of Arsenal arrives prior to the Premier League match between Watford FC and Arsenal FC at Vicarage Road on September 15, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
WATFORD, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 15: Mesut Ozil of Arsenal arrives prior to the Premier League match between Watford FC and Arsenal FC at Vicarage Road on September 15, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

At the other end of the scale, we have multiple candidates but let’s do the worst three in reverse order.

Bernd Leno, with a 6.2 follows up his poor showing against Tottenham.

Next comes a surprising player. Taken off after 60 minutes, Dani Ceballos only racked up a 6.1, losing four of his five duels but winning the ball back seven times.

WATFORD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15:  Dani Ceballos of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Arsenal FC at Vicarage Road on September 15, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)
WATFORD, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 15: Dani Ceballos of Arsenal in action during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Arsenal FC at Vicarage Road on September 15, 2019 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

The worst, however, with a score as embarrassing as the number of shots Arsenal conceded, was Sokratis with a 5.1.

Watford's English striker Andre Gray (L) and Arsenal's Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos look on during the English Premier League football match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, north of London on September 15, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)
Watford’s English striker Andre Gray (L) and Arsenal’s Greek defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos look on during the English Premier League football match between Watford and Arsenal at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, north of London on September 15, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP)

It was a bad day at the office all around for Arsenal, and that includes Unai Emery who managed to make things worse as he tried to save the game.

The result has left many Arsenal fans wondering how much longer they give the Spaniard, and it’s a sentiment I share.

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