Posted on October 15, 2017 by ADMIN

Deeney roasts Wenger and Arsenal’s chestnuts but is he right?

When I say chestnuts, that is not a literal translation of the Spanish word used by Arsenal’s tormentor in chief Troy Deeney in an interview after his Watford side had stunned us with two late goals to complete a dramatic turnaround in our Premier League clash.

Cojones actually translates to something else vaguely chestnut shaped and I am sure you do not need me to tell you what it is. Deeney was actually accusing Arsenal of lacking these and in mentioning Arsene Wenger in the interview reported by the Daily Mail it seems to be that he thinks the problem stems from the top.

The striker said, ‘I’ve heard Wenger’s already blaming that [the penalty] as the reason they lost.

‘Well, I’m not one to tell Mr. Wenger about himself, but the reason they lost wasn’t due to one penalty.

‘Having a bit of cojones, I think the word is. Whenever I play against Arsenal – and this is just a personal thing – I go up and think “let me whack the first one, then we will see who wants it.

‘I came on today and jumped up with Mertesacker – I didn’t even have to jump up actually – nodded it down and the crowd gets up. They all just backed off,’ he said.

‘For me, as a player, I just think happy days. That’s my strength, so if you’re going to let me do that against you, you’re in for a tough afternoon,’

I am a bit torn here to be honest, because like most Arsenal fans I think we do lack fight at times. Then again, most teams will have bad days or spells like this and Watford are no different. I also think Deeney is playing up to the public a bit and showing a well respected manager and players no respect.

It could be a deflection device as well, because almost every pundit has said that penalty decision was harsh, so while Deeney may have loved his role as straight talker, was he really being completely honest or just having an easy pop at Wenger and Arsenal after his team got lucky?

Sam P.

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12 thoughts on “Deeney roasts Wenger and Arsenal’s chestnuts but is he right?

  1. AndersS

    Sam P, You are probably close to being the only one to say he isn’t right. In fact, even Mertesacker said the same thing as Deeney, only in a more civilized way.

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  2. sniper

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  3. gotanidea

    Deeney was right, Wenger has no balls to admit that he cannot manage Arsenal properly. A common football fan would have known that Arsenal is not even entertaining anymore.

    These days, Arsenal players, staffs and fans celebrate set-piece goals and penalties like that kind of goals are great. Arsenal used to slice Manchester City like butter in 2000s, but look what happened to Manchester City now.

    Arsenal have let their competitors evolve their football. Wenger, the board and the other executives have been too comfortable in their comfort zone.

    Wenger has to lower his ego and asks his ex-players what is wrong with his current system. I am sure the ex-players like Henry, Vieira and Pires would be more than happy to help.

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    1. Vlad

      What happened to City you ask? Billions of dollars worth of investment. So don’t be ridiculous.

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  4. Chuks

    His is not disrespecting anybody he just said d whole truth.
    I hate it when people say clubs have this kind of games.loosing 3 matches out of just 8 matches and some people still call other fans plastic fans because they criticise what is going on at arsenal nw.hw can u win d league when u can’t beat Watford after going one goal up.is pathetic.Arsenal were actually defending one goal against Watford.shame .

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  5. Durand

    Deeny talks sh!t because Arsenal is chock full of pu$$ies. Players are soft, comfortable, and well paid. Why put up a fight and get physical with Deeny, Arsene doesn’t care, why should they?
    Gabriel or Le Coq would have Deeny spitting out teeth for his bravado and banter. I miss Gabriel and his attitude; he refuses to be bullied and pushed around.
    Xhaka been nutered by Wenger; no tackles, less physicality, turning another player soft.
    2 years ago Le Coq was absolute midfield beast anchored in front of Kos and Mert. We damn sure could use that version of Le Coq now. Not the average midfielder Wenger turned him into; no tackles, bombing forward, sideways passing passanger he is now.
    Wenger has been passed by the modern game. He doesn’t seem to be all that upset by losing to Watford, ho hum we’ll get it right for the next match. I’m starting to get fed up with these Nancy-boy players as much as I’m fed up with Wenger.

    I don’t blame Sanchez AT ALL; I’d be looking for eject button also surrounded by these soft and coddled “players”

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  6. jon fox

    The real truth at Arsenal is that no one in the club cares a jot whether they win or lose., EXCEPT us fans, who love a club that is constantly betraying us. I have seriously asked myself many times why I still love this corrupt and couldn’t care less club. I have no answer , except that being a fan is a sort of madness. Not just us lot but all fans, everywhere. Who else but a football fan would put up with such arrogant behaviour by the one they love! If Tesco’s did likewise they would go out of business , BECAUSE their customers (fans) have a choice to go elsewhere. Football fans don’t and so we suffer; oh how we suffer. But my love has waned enough so that I no longer wish to attend , after 59 years of going home and also away for much of that time. I cannot stand the thought of giving a single penny more of mine to the traitorous regime ruining our once honourable club! This includes many of the faintheart players too.

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  7. John0711

    Spot on it’s something true areaenal fans have known for a while, no bottle club/manager/players
    Oh and just so the ozil fans can shut up about his assists Erickson from spurs has more so is her WC ?
    Wenger out and take the board and players with you we need start again from scratch

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    1. Ozziegunner@Newcastle upon Hunter

      Can anyone who has followed Arsenal for a period of time imagine the result if Deeny made these comments about Storey, McNab, Rice, Mc Lintock. Keown, Bould, Adams or Viera and Bergkamp. You could see the rage and embarrassment on Martin Keown’s face as he sat through this interview. When Arsenal had successful teams they were noted for being hard and strong, not nice! What does Bould bring to this team; isn’t he embarrassed by such performances?

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  8. khitb77

    You can’t really argue with what Deeney said, I think the way he said it is lacks a bit of class and intelligence, but hey, he’s a footballer.

    We are soft, what Arsenal player on the pitch was really up for a physical battle? I’d say Kolašinac, because he’s built like a tank, but who else is mentally or physically equipped? The Arsenal we see on the pitch is a direct result of the manager, so ultimately any manager that doesn’t correct an obvious and regularly targeted flaw/weakness is culpable of negligence/incompetence in my book.

    It WAS difficult to accept this type of put down in the beginning, but to be honest, I’ve just got used to Arsenal having the michael taken out of them but opposition players and teams when we capitulate.

    Big changes are needed, but the chances of that happening are remote at best.

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