Friday, 24 November, 2017

Marco Silva slams Troy Deeney's Arsenal comments: Watford skipper should shut up

Kristopher Love | 20 October, 2017, 08:42

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hit out at Troy Deeney's "unjustified" comments that the Gunners "lacked cojones" on the back of their 2-1 defeat at Watford on Saturday.

Deeney came off the bench late on against Arsenal and made a crucial contribution to earn Watford yet another three points to keep them in the Champions League places.

We've been in worse position before and we've bounced back.

As a player if you're attitude is questioned, it's frightful, I look around this team and you can't question our character.

Arsenal playmaker Jack Wilshere is so gifted when it comes to picking out a team-mate that "mere mortals can only dream of" of having his ability, according to Martin Keown. The 25-year-old said there will be a few who will be disappointed at Deeney's comments, but admitted that it is part of the modern game, where they are judged on each performance.

The 25-year-old is quoted by The Telegraph as saying: "As a player, if your attitude is questioned, it's frightful".

Wenger hailed his team's character, which had been questioned in the wake of their shock loss to Watford.

"We don't listen to what people say - we try to analyse our own game. I think at the moment it's going like that", the Frenchman said.

'We know the talent's been there for years, he's now just got to do it. We will move on.

I am sure individually players are disappointed (with Deeney's remarks) - no one wants to hear those comments.

"It is important for us and the club for our players to speak about our work and what we do as a team". We have to deal with that.

"When we look back at the game, we look back at ourselves and what we did wrong".