Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has responded to Troy Deeney’s comments about him from back in October as Arsene Wenger’s side won 3-0 in the Premier League on Sunday.
Goals from Shkodran Mustafi in the 8th minute and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang in the second half gave the Gunners a comfortable lead.
But a challenge from Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Alex Iwobi in the box on Roberto Pererya handed the Hornets an opportunity to get back into the game.
Unfortunately for Deeney, he could not take advantage and Petr Cech saved his penalty.
Back in October, Deeney was awarded a penalty that he scored in a 2-1 win against Arsenal.
After being told Bellerin didn’t think it was a penalty, the Watford forward told BT Sport: “He had his long hair in the way, he couldn’t see what he’s doing.”
The Spanish full-back hadn’t forgotten the comments and was not about to let the striker get away scot free.
He retaliated with: “Looks like you couldn’t see today either @T_Deeney.”
— Héctor Bellerín (@HectorBellerin) March 11, 2018
Arsenal and Wenger, in particular, have been under mounting pressure for an improvement in results and following the win at the San Siro last week in the Europa League, calls for the Frenchman’s head have quietened down.
Football Insider verdict:
This so-called spat between the two follows on from Arsenal’s defeat at Vicarage Road earlier in the season when the Watford striker labelled Wenger’s side a soft-touch and questioned their ability to play tough against sides who were willing to scrap for points. It looks as though Bellerin has the last laugh here, at least this time, with the Gunners coming out on top. It was imperative that Wenger’s side took all three points on the back of three straight defeats in the Premier League and their season in danger of coming to a pathetic end.
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