Heart Of Football

Down, but still not out has been Arsenal's mantra of late

Nothing less than three points will do for Arsene Wenger as his side, after their shock 2-0 win at AC Milan, prepare to host battlers Watford today.
Nothing less than three points will do for Arsene Wenger as his side, after their shock 2-0 win at AC Milan, prepare to host battlers Watford today.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Winning against AC Milan at the San Siro might be the easy part for Arsene Wenger. Today comes the hard graft of trying to wrestle, perhaps literally, three vengeance points from Watford in north London.

In his 21 years in English football, Wenger has done more than any manager up until Pep Guardiola to refine the native crudity of British up-and-at-'em football.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 11, 2018, with the headline 'Down, but still not out has been Arsenal's mantra of late'. Subscribe