What Troy Deeney allegedly told Unai Emery after being sent off for elbow on Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira

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The Watford captain was dismissed in the 11th minute after an apparent elbow in the face of the Uruguayan

Troy Deeney saw red on Monday night against Arsenal after appearing to elbow Lucas Torreira in the face at Vicarage Road.

And the Watford captain then exchanged cross words with Unai Emery as he left the pitch.

Troy Deeney saw red for his ‘elbow’ on Lucas Torreira

Arsenal claimed all three points at Vicarage Road after grinding out a 1-0 win to move back into the Top Four and above Chelsea with a game in hand.

And the course of the game was decided within the space of a minute as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pounced on Ben Foster to score.

Then, no more than 60 seconds after the goal, the Hornets were down to 10 men after Deeney’s challenge.

Referee Craig Pawson did not see the striker catch Torreira, but was referred to it by his linesman on the near side.

Deeney exchanged words with Torreira

Deeney exchanged words with Torreira

According to the Daily Mirror, Deeney called the decision a ‘f****** embarrassment’ before appearing to talk to the diminutive midfielder.

As he then headed for the tunnel, he had words with the fourth official before venting to Emery on the touchline.

Pointing back towards the field, the 31-year-old exclaimed: “He’s a f****** p****.

“I’ve ran past him.”

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang challenges Ben Foster for the goal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang challenges Ben Foster for the goal


Deeney will now miss the next three games for his side after his dismissal for violent conduct – 18 months on from his ‘cojones’ jibe at the Gunners.

Gary Neville, speaking on Monday Night Football, said of the red card: “15 years ago, you’d say he’s not done a lot wrong.

“In the 2019 Premier League, he’s got nowhere to go.”

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