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Voice• Gunners let slip 2-0 half-time lead and just hung on for a draw• Xhaka adds that the side had to ‘show more character’ Granit Xhaka reignited the debate about Arsenal’s mental toughness when he said his team had been scared during the second half of the 2-2 draw at Watford.
Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka says team were ‘scared’ in second half at Watford
Arsenal led 2-0 at the interval – courtesy of goals by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – despite an error-strewn display. But they lost their way in the second half after a calamitous defensive mix‑up allowed Tom Cleverley to pull a goal back. Sokratis Papastathopoulos was the Arsenal player chiefly to blame, misplacing a pass when attempting to play out from the back.

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