Arsenal defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos says he is accountable for allowing Watford to come from two goals down to earn a draw on Sunday.
The first-half double of pierre-Emerick Aubameyang seemed to possess Arsenal on track for victory, only for Quique Sanchez Flores back to the Vicarage Road dugout to be welcomed by the Hornets by staging a comeback since the visitors’ defence crumbled.
The match ended 2-2 because Papastathopoulos gifted possession with Unai Emery’s aspect seeking to play out from the rear to Gerard Deulofeu – Tom Cleverley punishing the Greece global by switching as a outcome.
Things went from bad to worse compared to the penalty was converted by David Luiz tripped Roberto Pereyra within the box along with the substitute.
Head trainer Emery refused to criticise his players, even whilst priest Granit Xhaka maintained they were”scared” in the next half.
But Sokratis, signed by Borussia Dortmund previous summer, said:”I think I price the game for the team. This was my fault to get something easy I do not have to do.
“I feel that was the reason why we shed the three points. This is about our responsibility and we have to do. This was my mistake and now with no error, we’d take the 3 points.
“I don’t need to talk about other people. Today it was this price the game and my mistake. Nothing else. Their best tried. I do not have to do this mistake.”
Watford had 31 shots on goal with Sokratis admitting Arsenal weren’t up to scratch throughout the game as they controlled after the interval.
“Of course. I apologised because now I cost the match for the group and I must work harder,” he added.
“I know around this moment I did not possess a mistake, I didn’t do nothing. Everything was near to perfect. We didn’t have precisely the identical pace in the second half .
“However, if we didn’t do such errors, I don’t think we draw. Of course they had other opportunities to score but when we didn’t do these errors then nothing happens”

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