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Emile Smith Rowe pleased with Arsenal's 1-0 win over Watford.

FT: Arsenal 1-0 Watford.

Emile Smith Rowe's second-half goal was enough to give Arsenal a win in Mikel Arteta's 100th game as manager.

Emile Smith Rowe celebrates with Ramsdale after Premier League win over Watford.. [GETTY]
Emile Smith Rowe celebrates with keeper Ramsdale. [GETTY]

Match-winner Emile Smith Rowe expressed his delight after his goal helped Arsenal secure a narrow win against Watford on Sunday evening.

The Gunners youngster scored his third successive Premier League goal against the Hornets as Arsenal sealed three points in Mikel Arteta's 100th match at the helm.

The 56th-minute goal, which is the 100th league goal of Arteta's tenure at the Emirates, came after captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang‘s penalty was saved by Ben Foster in the first-half.

Arsenal’s victory over Claudio Ranieri’s team is their sixth win in eight league matches and the north Londoners have now moved up to the fifth spot - above Manchester United, who were sent to school on Saturday.

'We've always believed in ourselves.'

Smith-Rowe told Sky Sports: "It was a difficult game for us today. Watford are a strong team. Happy we got the three points.

"I am happy [to score] I have been practicing during training. It is really special and doing it at home and in front of our fans is even better.

"We have been working really hard, really important we got three points today.

"I think we always believed in ourselves and each other. It was just about coming together as a team and we are such a family."

When quizzed about not making Gareth Southgate’s England squad, the 21-year-old replied: "It is important I just keep my head down and working hard I am happy whoever I get called up for."

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