Arsenal’s defeat to Watford seems like a long time ago but the 2-1 slump at home was hardly the ideal preparation for the Chelsea match. Now, Watford skipper Troy Deeney has shed some light on the match and claimed that Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey “bottled it” for the Gunners (via The Metro).
It hasn’t been the best week for Arsenal Football Club. Two massive defeats and a couple of injuries have all but killed off a title challenge with the Gunners now looking downwards instead of at the top.
The first of those two defeats was a shock 2-1 loss to Watford at the Emirates last Tuesday. The Hornets raced into a two-goal lead within 13 minutes with Gunners midfielder Aaron Ramsey having a hand in both goals. The first, a free-kick from defender Younes Kaboul deflected off the Welshman before he slipped in the run up to the second.
Now, the man who scored that second goal has spoken about the match and Ramsey’s role in the Watford victory.
“I think he bottled it a little bit. Ramsey’s mistake was our blessing,” Deeney told the Metro.
“I have come up with (former Watford managers) Sean Dyche and Malky Mackay and if we had turned our back on the ball like that, they would have had strong words with us.”
Wenger could well have had strong words with Aaron Ramsey after the defeat but he won’t be able to drop him. The Welshman left the pitch with an injury just a few minutes later and won’t be back for another two weeks. It’s difficult to blame Aaron Ramsey for the deflection but he really should have done better for the second. that strike really set the Gunners up for what has been a disastrous week for the club.