Deeney questions Arsenal's spirit after Watford defeat

Deeney questions Arsenal's spirit after Watford defeat

The north Londoners took the lead against the Hornets through the German central defender as headed home a Granit Xhaka corner as shortly before half-time as the visitors looked to record a first Premier League away won of the season.

And Watford supporters were sent into raptures yesterday when Cleverley smashed the ball into the net in the 92nd minute to earn them a famous set of three points over Arsene Wenger's men. Silva's side moved to fourth in the division and Wenger was left cursing the referee's decision to award a penalty against his team.

Watford rallied after Deeney's equaliser, with Tom Cleverley scoring an injury-time victor to send the Hornets into the top four. "Nothing", the Arsenal manager said.

However, Deeney refused to accept Wenger's view that the referee cost Arsenal.

'Well, I'm not one to tell Mr. Wenger about himself, but the reason they lost wasn't due to one penalty. I nodded it down, the crowd got up - "yeah we've got somebody who can win it" - and they all just backed off.

The problem, Deeney thinks, is that Arsenal don't fancy it when the going gets tough.

"Whenever I play against Arsenal - and this is just a personal thing - I go up and think "let me whack the first one, then we will see who wants it".

"Last time I was here I scored a few goals and you get a real buzz but a last-minute victor against was definitely worth the wait for my goal since I have come back", he added.

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