Ben Foster won’t ease up when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is around ever again.
The Watford goalkeeper, who has enjoyed a fine season, was at fault for the only goal in Arsenal’s 1-0 win on Monday after failing to clear the ball quickly enough.
Aubameyang closed Foster down and managed to get a touch on the ‘keeper’s clearance, deflecting the ball into the net.
As unique a goal as it was, the Arsenal striker deserves a lot of credit for not giving up on the ball.
It would have been easy for him to not bother at all. Who, really, would have complained?
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But Aubameyang worked hard and was rewarded for his efforts.
The fact that it turned out to be the winner only makes it sweeter for the 29-year-old and Arsenal, who won away from home in the league for just the second time in 2019.
Saunders: It's Goal of the Season
Aubameyang has now scored 18 goals in the top flight this season and Dean Saunders believes his latest deserves to win Goal of the Season.
Speaking on talkSPORT, the former Wales and Aston Villa striker says he enjoyed Aubameyang’s goal more than Mohamed Salah’s screamer for Liverpool against Chelsea.
“For me, this is going to sound stupid, goal of the season for me,” Saunders said on talkSPORT.
“You look at Salah’s goal and you think ‘how could that be better?’
“Aubameyang has chased a lost cause which is a goal that he’s got out of nothing.
“Personally for me, as a striker and coaching strikers I enjoyed that more than Salah’s goal.
“He turned a back pass, with his effort and determination, and he’s won them the game.”
Saunders’ opinion sparked a huge reaction on Twitter. He left many football fans in complete disbelief.
"Typical Dean Saunders, he’s like Mike Dean of radio. I can’t listen to this station when he’s in the chair," one fan wrote.
Another added: "Dean Saunders gets paid to talk complete rubbish. It's staggering just how stupid and ridiculous a person can be."
Foster spoke honestly about his mistake at full-time, taking the blame after Watford suffered their third defeat in four league games.
"I've gone to kick it and before I know it he's bloody on me," Foster told Sky Sports, per the Evening Standard.
"To be fair, he's absolutely rapid.
"I spoke to Bernd Leno at the end of the game and he said 'it's not your fault, he's too quick'.
“I’m gutted for the lads, though."