Watford manager Javi Gracia left bewildered by the resignation of Troy Deeney in the defeat of Arsenal

& # 39; I don't understand why the referee did it & # 39 ;: Javi Gracia left in astonishment at the resignation of Troy Deeney while Watford slipped to the defeat of Arsenal

  • Watford boss Javi Gracia was surprised by the decision to send Troy Deeney
  • Deeney was eliminated after 11 minutes in the 1-0 defeat of Hornets by Arsenal
  • The Spaniard was proud of how his team fought 80 minutes with 10 men
  • Arsenal boss Unai Emery would not reveal what Deeney said to him when he said goodbye

Watford manager Javi Gracia kept scratching his head about why referee Craig Pawson dismissed Troy Deeney in the 1-0 defeat to Arsenal.

Hornets's captain was red on the Vicarage Road after 11 minutes after Lucas Torreira challenged the ball, putting a terrible two minutes ahead of the hosts who had just conceded a mistake by Ben Foster to score Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Foster delayed the ball after a backward pass by Daryl Janmaat, which allowed Aubameyang to close him and divert the keeper's walk to the back of the net.

Watford boss Javi Gracia was surprised by the decision to send Troy Deeney

Watford boss Javi Gracia was surprised by the decision to send Troy Deeney

That was enough for the Gunners, who returned to the Premier League Premier this season after a first clear clear round.

Pawson & # 39; s decision was made with the help of the linesman and from repetitions Deeney's forearm appeared to make contact with the Spaniard's face.

Nevertheless, Gracia was surprised to see the official red card swing.

& # 39; I disagree, but I respect the referee's decision, & # 39; said Gracia. & # 39; It might be a yellow card, but a red card? I don't understand why the referee did it.

Deeney was sent out for an elbow after 11 minutes in the Hornets & # 39; 1-0 defeat of Arsenal

Deeney was sent out for an elbow after 11 minutes in the Hornets & # 39; 1-0 defeat of Arsenal

Deeney was sent out for an elbow after 11 minutes in the Hornets & # 39; 1-0 defeat of Arsenal

& # 39; I prefer not to talk about that alone. He (Deeney) doesn't have to explain anything to me, I could see the piece and I could see the contact with his arm, but never with his elbow.

& # 39; What can I say? I don't understand the decision, but we respect it. We tried to look up the resolution.

& # 39; There is a contact but it is not with his elbow, it is with his arm or hand, I do not know which part exactly.

& # 39; I have never seen an aggressive movement. I do not understand why the referee made that decision. & # 39;

Despite the fact that they played with a man less for nearly 80 minutes, Watford set up a nice screen and was unlucky not to have to take a point at least.

The Spaniard was proud of how his team fought 80 minutes with 10 men

The Spaniard was proud of how his team fought 80 minutes with 10 men

The Spaniard was proud of how his team fought 80 minutes with 10 men

They hit twice the woodwork, by Craig Cathcart and Adam Masina, while Gunner's goalkeeper Bernd Leno made some nice saves.

& # 39; We fought very well with 10 players and today my players don't deserve to talk about the result alone, & # 39; Gracia added.

& # 39; It is true that they achieved points, but for us, in my opinion, we had a good performance, because with 10 players we created some opportunities and dominated the game. This is good news for me. & # 39;

Arsenal manager Unai Emery assumed an attitude to which his predecessor, Arsene Wenger, was famous, claimed not to see Deeney's red card, nor did he reveal what Deeney said to him on his way to the dressing room.

Emery said: & He said something to me, I can't say because I don't know. I answered him, I don't know.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery would not reveal what Deeney said to him when he said goodbye

Arsenal boss Unai Emery would not reveal what Deeney said to him when he said goodbye

Arsenal boss Unai Emery would not reveal what Deeney said to him when he said goodbye

& # 39; I have not seen it and I respect the referee's decision. It is clear that it helped us with this decision because it was harder to play for them with one less player.

& # 39; But our goal gave us the benefit and helped us gain more control over the game.

& # 39; But we didn't do everything we wanted to do. But we can be happy with the result, because coming here is difficult.

& # 39; The result gave us the opportunity to continue our way and be consistent in the table.

& # 39; The three points are the most important today, but we have worked to be consistent in our structure, in defending the long ball and the set pieces, because they are a very strong team that does that.

& # 39; I wanted to do better with the ball, we didn't, but at times we had chances for the second goal, but we couldn't get it. & # 39;

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