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'We were lucky we didn't lose this game': Bernd Leno concedes Arsenal were fortunate to escape Watford with a point after defensive lapses Arsenal had let a two-goal lead slip at Vicarage Road after sloppy defending  Tom Cleverley had fired home after Sokratis' mistake around the penalty area  And Watford levelled late on after David Luiz gifted the hosts a spot kick But the Gunners' shot stopper admitted Arsenal won't change their approach 

By Mark Mann-bryans, Press Association

Published: 23:36 BST, 16 September 2019 | Updated: 23:36 BST, 16 September 2019

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Bernd Leno admits Arsenal were lucky not to lose at Watford on Sunday as his goal was peppered with shots on an afternoon to forget for the Gunners.

's first-half brace appeared to have Arsenal on course for a Premier League victory, only for the Hornets to welcome Quique Sanchez Flores back into the Vicarage Road dugout by staging a comeback as the visitors' defence crumbled.

Sokratis Papastathopoulos gifted possession to Gerard Deulofeu as the Gunners looked to play out from the back, with Tom Cleverley punishing the Greece international by converting as a result.

Bernd Leno admits Arsenal were lucky not to lose at Watford after letting a two-goal lead slip

Bernd Leno admits Arsenal were lucky not to lose at Watford after letting a two-goal lead slip

Things went from bad to worse when David Luiz tripped Roberto Pereyra inside the box and the Argentinian substitute converted the resulting penalty to level the scores.

In total, Watford had 31 shots during the game compared to just seven for Arsenal and Leno conceded leaving Hertfordshire with a point may have even flattered the visitors.

'I think in the second half we lost completely the control of the game,' the Germany international said.

'The distance from the midfield to the strikers and all the distances from the players were too big. Watford deserved at least the draw.

'It was very frustrating because we controlled the game but also

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