Watford boss Quique Sanchez Flores believes that Arsenal’s performance during their 4-0 win over the Hornets on Saturday was the best his side have faced this season, the London Evening Standard report.
The Gunners returned to their scintillating best against the Hertfordshire club, putting away four unanswered goals and creating many more chances as they threatened to run riot at the Emirates Stadium.
When on such form, Arsene Wenger’s men are hard to stop and Watford boss Flores admitted as much in his post-match interviews as he claimed that was the best performance his side have faced all season.
“They deserved to win easily; they played really well, really fast with real power,” Flores told the London Evening Standard.
“For me since the beginning of the season this has been one of the best teams. I can’t remember a team play better than this. They have amazing players, they play really well.”
While Arsenal supporters can feel a sense of pride hearing such high praise of their team, there will also be plenty of frustration as the performance illustrates exactly what they are capable of.
The Gunners have arguably the best forward line in the Premier League, while in midfield they have plenty of options in the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Francis Coquein, Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere and Mohamed Elneny.
While injuries have of course saddled them this season, Arsene Wenger’s side’s biggest downfall has been a lack of consistency with so many points dropped throughout the season.
Losing to Watford 2-1 at home in the FA Cup quarter-final is also unforgivable when comparing with their performance on Saturday, but it has become an all-too familiar sight for the club’s supporters.
Arsenal remain third in the Premier League table, eight points behind leaders Leciester City.