Gareth Southgate announced his 25-man England squad for the upcoming fixtures against Spain and Croatia in the UEFA Nations League yesterday and once again, Danny Welbeck was included. Arsenal fans on Twitter have been both congratulating their striker and slating Troy Deeney after the news broke, as Deeney has previously riled up The Gunners with his comments about the club.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) 4 October 2018
The ‘rivalry’ of sorts between Troy Deeney and Arsenal fans came after Watford overcame The Gunners at Vicarage Road in the 2017/18 season. Watford came from 1-0 down to win 2-1 on that day and after the game, Deeney added insult to injury when he accused Arsenal of ‘lacking cojones’ and failing to match his sides’ physicality as to why they lost the game, with Arsenal fans always looking to take digs at Deeny since then.
Then, just a few weeks ago whilst appearing on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, Troy Deeney was talking about the England set-up under Gareth Southgate and questioned what the criteria was to be called up. The 30-year-old claimed that what he would bring to the squad both on and off the pitch would make him suitable for selection and whilst he emphasised his respect for Southgate, the Watford man wasn’t quiet about the fact that he’s keen to remain in the picture and wants his name to be circulated around England selection.
You can read The Gunners’ verdict on Deeney and Welbeck’s England call-up here:
Deeney is fuming
— #FreeTorreira (@mathupac) 4 October 2018
Deeney has nothing on the true GOAT
— Danny GOATbeck (@GOATbeck) October 4, 2018
You ok hun? @T_Deeney
— IDontLikeSpurs (@IDontLikeSpurs) October 4, 2018
@T_Deeney must be crying now. Lok
— Olugbenga (@gk_nelly) October 4, 2018
is Troy Deeney okay?
— OOOUUU (@GeeSita_) 4 October 2018
Cojones Deeney must be fuming already
— OLÚWATÓBILỌBA (@TheOlutee) 4 October 2018
Deeney has just thrown his toys out the cot
— John Small (@Arsene_knows) 4 October 2018
The Gunners are will be loving seeing Deeney miss out as Welbeck gets called up for England and will hope their man can continue to hold down his place in Southgate’s squad.
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