Marco Silva unhappy with Troy Deeney over Arsenal 'cojones' comment

Troy Deeney has been told to keep his mouth shut by Watford manager Marco Silva after the striker brutally criticised Arsenal following the Hornets' 2-1 victory last Saturday.

After the game, Deeney suggested Arsenal were lacking "cojones", and Wenger has unsurprisingly not taken lightly to the claims.

And despite slipping down the ranks in terms of capacity over the last decade with Premier League clubs moving to new grounds, Deeney says nothing beats St James' Park.

"I'm sure individually the players are disappointed, no one wants to hear those comments, [but] the players are entitled to their opinions and to talk, that's part of the modern-day game".

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As a player if you're attitude is questioned, it's frightful, I look around this team and you can't question our character. It's very easy to be critical of people especially when you've beaten them.

The Hornets came from behind to snatch a 2-1 win over the Gunners on Saturday, albeit in controversial circumstances after winning a dubious penalty which Deeney converted before Tom Cleverley's injury-time victor.

Silva added: "For my players we must look inside and not outside and respect ourselves, as well". We will see in the next match and we will see what happens.

I don't think we can look back and question our character. "I think he doesn't have to make the comments he's making".

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