It all starts with the managers; Arsène Wenger is one of the best managers of all time, but for the last ten years or so Arsenal seems like they get complacent in games they should win, like the one against Watford.
"This is the atmosphere that when you are a footballer you need to be happy you have the opportunity to play this kind of game".
The Italian then went on to say how he dedicates the victory to the late Taylor. "I wanted to do it before but it came today in very important match" said the Hornets boss.
They are the final hope of keeping Chelsea in check, the possibility of finishing this challenging week with a lead as great as it now is will have Roman Abramovich sitting smugly, but it does not leave much enjoyment in the Premier League title race for any neutral.
"When you lose a match like that (in September) playing for this kind of club, it is very hard to accept", said Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic ahead of a derby that never lacks needle. I always say that at this level you can not play 80 minutes, or 85. "We were unlucky for the first goal which was deflected after a soft free-kick".
The French striker, who was second choice at the start of the season as Arsene Wenger chose to play Alexis Sanchez in the number nine role, has played himself into contention scoring five goals in his last seven starts for the Gunners.
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"In the first half we made so many bad passes, we lost every challenge, we were simply second best".
"I think it was down to him [Arsene Wenger] that the players were not prepared properly".
As for Watford, after a poor couple of months, their hard-working display sees them move up to 13th, eight points clear of the drop-zone.
"We were on top of everything from Troy (Deeney) to Heurelho Gomes - all of us were brilliant. It gives us confidence before Arsenal".
The Coq-Ram pairing had looked likely to start, but recent news claims that the Welshman has been ruled out with injury, and if the Ox can manage to play almost as well as he did last week in the role, we will have plenty of goal-scoring opportunities at Chelsea this weekend.
The Blues were held to a 1-1 draw at Liverpool in midweek but they won't get any days off in the run up to Saturday's clash as they look for revenge after their 3-0 defeat at The Emirates in September.