Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin speaks highly of Watford’s Troy Deeney


Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin played with Troy Deeney during a loan spell at Watford.

Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has told Sky Sports that Watford striker Troy Deeney is a compete player.

Bellerin played with Deeney during a loan spell at Watford during the 2013-14 season.

“I played with him at Watford and I think he's another very complete player,” the 20-year-old right-back told Sky Sports. “He’s very strong, very good in the air, but then he's actually got a lot of quality in his feet.”

Deeney has been on the books of Watford since 2010 and has established himself as one of the best players for the Hornets.

The 27-year-old striker scored 21 goals and created 63 chances in 42 appearances in the Championship for Watford last season.

The former Walsall man has scored two goals and created 16 chances in 12 Premier League games so far this campaign.

Deeney has a pass accuracy of 63% and a shot accuracy of 37%, and has won 68 headers, 11 dribbles and 13 tackles.

Watford are 11th in the Premier League table at the moment with 16 points from 12 matches, eight points above the relegation zone and eight points behind fourth-place Manchester United.

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