The Gunners clung on to claim a 1-0 win away to Watford on Monday night
Arsenal kept their first clean sheet away from home this season during their victory over Watford on Monday night.
After 16 attempts, Unai Emery’s men were able to withstand a physical barrage from the Hornets, who played for more than 80 minutes with ten men as they succumbed to a 1-0 defeat.
The Gunners moved up to fourth with the win on Monday night as Emery looks to secure a return to Champions League football after just a season at the helm.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the only goal at Vicarage Road with 10 minutes gone as Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster dallied in possession and then struck his clearance straight onto the boot of the Gabon forward who was tearing down on him.
Moments later, Hornets skipper Troy Deeney was sent off after it was adjudged by the match officials that he had caught Lucas Torreira with a flailing arm.
The win, just Arsenal’s sixth on the road in the league this season, was enough to take Emery’s side above both Chelsea and Manchester United ahead of Thursday’s Europa League quarter-final second leg against Napoli.
The last away clean sheet the north Londoners earned was during Arsene Wenger’s final game in charge – a 1-0 win at Huddersfield last season.
And the previous one before then was against Southampton at St Mary’s the season before that.
Which means Arsenal’s last three clean sheets away from home have come in different years – 2017, 2018 and now 2019.