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Watford supporting players over racism, says manager Javi Gracia

Watford supporting players over racism, says manager Javi Gracia

And within seconds, Deeney was punished for an elbow into the face of Lucas Torreira.

Television footage appeared to show Deeney swearing at Emery as he headed down the tunnel, but the Arsenal head coach claimed not to have been aware of the content of the striker's volley.

"I didn't see the red card. The result will do for us". To win here is very important.

"And after that a moment can come like they had, making us struggle defensively from crosses and set pieces".

Emery's fellow Spaniard Javi Gracia was adamant Deeney did not deserve to be sent off for his challenge on Uruguay global Torreira. In my opinion it is clear, maybe a yellow card but never a red card.

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"I don't agree but I respect the referee's decision".

"I can't understand how these things are happening, but I can't have control over these things".

The Watford striker's protests fell on unsympathetic ears and his side were forced to play the final 80 minutes down a man, though they were not without chances in a surprisingly open match. "It will be an important game and a good challenge for us".

Let's be realistic, as things stand right now we cannot offer Alderweireld wages above what Spurs could offer him, we cannot guarantee him success any more than what Tottenham can, we cannot even guarantee Champions League football right now.

Some may question what is the point about writing about a player rumoured to be wanted by Arsenal but very unlikely to sign for us but we can not ignore this particular rumour, not when it involves a Tottenham player. "The sending off was very tough for us". "I'm really proud of all of them".