13 March, 2018
It was the first time in 16 attempts that Cech saved a penalty since moving to Arsenal from Chelsea and brought a wild roar of approval from the Emirates crowd, which had booed Deeney loudly following his comments in October that the Gunners lacked "cojones".
British media reports said there were thousands of empty seats in Arsenal's 3-0 Premier League win over Watford on Sunday despite the club selling 59,131 tickets, just short of their total capacity of 59,867 seats.
As he will play no part in the second leg of a Europa League last-16 encounter with AC Milan on Thursday, and with Arsenal out of the FA Cup and the next worldwide break approaching, Aubameyang will have to wait until April 1 for his next outing against Stoke.
Watford's chance to reduce the deficit from the spot came two minutes later, when Ainsley Maitland-Niles clumsily left his body in the path of Pereyra to go tumbling over.
"I'm feeling really better; in January I didn't play a lot so it was hard when I came here, but I'm feeling better and I try to do my best of course for the team and for the club", Aubameyang told BBC Africa Sport.
"When I was in Dortmund, I was playing every three days but now I play once a week or have a long time between games".More news: Putin praises Trump but pans United States politics
Cech more than played his part, saving a second-half penalty from Troy Deeney to help the Gunners secure a much-needed 3-0 victory.
"It's been a while and I have to say it's never happened that I've had to wait 11 games for a clean sheet", the lanky goalkeeper told the club's website.
Sunday's goal was Aubameyang's third in five Premier League outings with Arsenal and he celebrated with his now customary somersault.
Mustafi's goal, which came eight minutes into the game, was also Arsenal's 1,000th in the Premier League. "It gets us out of this negative spiral a little bit".
"But it was a big week and a big step forward to finish the season on a high, try to win the remaining games and see how far we can get".
The Gunners were coming off the back of a trip to Italy where they had beaten AC Milan 2-0 in their Europa League match on Thursday and Arsene Wenger would have been hoping his side could carry that momentum with them.