Watford simply gave themselves too much do. On the day, at Arsenal, three down in little more than 30 minutes proved to be too much, despite improvement and two goals to generate a frantic finish.
At Vicarage Road, they might reflect in similar fashion across the season as a whole: that it was over before it began following a desperately bad start to the campaign.
They might blame Javi Gracia or Quique Sanchez Flores because they like the head coaches to carry the can. It seems to be the key reason they employ them.
Troy Deeney and Watford have been relegated to the Championship after defeat to Arsenal on the final day of the season
After a five-year stay in the Premier League Watford fell to another defeat to ensure that they will go down this season
The visitors got off to a poor start when Craig Dawson fouled Alexandre Lacazette, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored
Kieran Tierney then netted his first goal for the Gunners after his shot was deflected past Ben Foster to double the lead
Arsenal then went three goals to the good when a Tierney long throw-in was acrobatically finished by Aubameyang
Watford were given a glimmer of hope when…