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Troy Deeney has told BT Sport that Arsenal’s players were ‘great’ after Watford were relegated yesterday.

Arsenal beat Watford 3-2 at the Emirates Stadium on the final day of the Premier League, which sent the Hornets down. 

Deeney has been a vocal critic of Arsenal’s players in the past, after he infamously accused them of lacking ‘cajones’.

But the striker was much more positive about Mikel Arteta’s squad yesterday and wanted to wish them well for the FA Cup final next weekend.  

“We can’t look at today other than we played against a very good Arsenal team, who are in an FA Cup final and we wish them well for next week,” Deeney said.

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“All their players have been great on and off the pitch and you wish them well.”

Deeney actually scored during the game against Arsenal, but it was not enough to save Watford.

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The Hornets had fallen 3-0 down in the first-half, before they really staged a fight back.

Watford did pull the score back to 3-2, but Arsenal held on to stop Hayden Mullins’ side pulling off a great escape.

There are now doubts over whether Deeney will be a Watford player next season, with the target-man admitting that he needs to consider his future after the game. 

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