In the wake of Watford's win over Arsenal in October's reverse fixture, Deeney suggested that the Gunners lacked a "bit of cojones, a bit of nuts", but it was the Hornets striker who had a hard afternoon this time around as he had a second half penalty saved by Petr Cech in a comprehensive defeat.
That was a sweet moment for the home fans, as Deeney had questioned Arsenal's heart when the Hornets won the corresponding fixture in October.
We still reported 50+ million profit on the last AGM, and this is what has saved Wenger his job, it's not his managerial abilities, nor the results, because they've been shocking, despite 2 nice wins in a row. We have to get the fans on our side, and do absolutely everything to achieve it.
It was Wenger's 700th win in charge of Arsenal while Petr Cech became the first goalkeeper to keep 200 clean sheets in the Premier League.
"It's an unbelievable personal milestone", Cech said after the match.
Granit Xhaka had a long-range shot stopped by Karnezis as Arsenal began the second half brightly, and moments later Cech was relieved as a Watford corner flew dangerously across his six-yard area with no visiting player able to get a touch. Arsenal was coming off a three match losing spree in the premier league.
"We took 18 games [of this season] to get to nine clean sheets, I got to 199 and then had to wait 11 games to get another clean sheet", said Cech.
'I remember very well every time he refused the biggest clubs to stay at Arsenal.
"It's quite fortunate that it's against Deeney", Wenger said.
"The spirit kept us out of trouble. He had the interest in me so I am happy to play for him".
Towards the end of the video, Mkhitaryan says to the fans: "You know we are always playing for the fans and it doesn't matter if they could have come today or not".
Ozil's assist was his eighth of the season in the Premier League and came just a few days after he set up both goals in Arsenal's 2-0 win over AC Milan in the first leg of their Europa League last-16 tie at the San Siro.