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Sokratis Papastathopoulos apologises to Arsenal fans after error in Watford draw

Sokratis Papastathopoulos was at fault for Watfords first goal (Picture: Getty Images)

Sokratis Papastathopoulos has sent an apology to Arsenal fans after his mistake led to Watfords first goal in the 2-2 draw at Vicarage Road on Sunday afternoon.

The centre-back was at fault in the second half when his misplaced pass was intercepted by Gerard Deulofeu who diverted it into the path of Tom Cleverley.

The former Manchester United midfielder slotted home past Bernd Leno to make the score 2-1, after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang goals had given Arsenal a seemingly comfortable lead in the first half.

Watford went on to equalise from the spot through Roberto Pereyra after the Argentinian was tripped in the box by Sokratis central defensive partner David Luiz.

However, the Greek feels that tossing away a two-goal advantage was down to him and has taken responsibility for it on Twitter.

Sokratis tweeted: Todays result is not good for us. I feel responsible for this result, so I would like to apologise to all of you. I dont like to hide, and I will keep working hard in order to achieve our goals.

Todays result is not good for us. I feel responsible for this result, so I would like to apologise to all of you. I dont like to hide, and I will keep working hard in order to achieve our goals. pic.twitter.com/to7IOViTcS

— Sokratis Papastathopoulos (@SokratisPapa5) September 15, 2019

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The Gunners have not kept a clean sheet since the first game of the season when they beat Newcastle 1-0 at St James Park and are now without a win in three matches.

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