Watford captain Troy Deeney has no regrets about voicing his opinion that Arsenal did not have the cojones when the Gunners lost against them last season, and insists that they still aren't any tough.
Arsenal lost to Watford last season following a controversial penalty and a late winner, after which Deeney said that the reason the Gunners lost was because they no longer had the cojones to fight for a win.
With the team teams set to face on Monday night, the Watford forward stood by his claim last season, and said that if some people did not like it then it was not his problem.
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“I just gave an honest opinion and if a few people don’t like it, tough,” Deeney claimed in Tales From The Vicarage Volume 7, according to Goal.
“People used it as a pretext for saying Arsene Wenger should go as the Arsenal manager – but I never said that, and I’ve got nothing but respect for Mr Wenger. He built the Invincibles, one of the greatest football teams we’ve ever seen in this country.”
“If I’m out in London now, I get Arsenal fans coming up to me and saying, ‘That cojones comment was out of order, but fair play for saying what you think’” he added.
It remains to be seen who will come out on top when the two teams face each other, especially considering Arsenal cannot afford to drop points if they are to qualify for next season's Champions League.