Troy Deeney limited the amount of stick he received from some Arsenal fans following Watford's 3-0 loss at the Emirates, after he was spotted mingling with fans and signing autographs.
Club captain Deeney was then handed a chance to halve the deficit from the penalty spot after Roberto
Speaking to BT after the game in October, Watford's captain said:
"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 [Per] Mertesacker – I didn't even have to jump up actually – nodded it down and the crowd gets up. They all just backed off.
Nevertheless, while Gunners fans were clearly pleased by the lack of cojones shown by Deeney for the penalty miss, they also acknowledged the striker for his post match interaction with the fans:
Respect to Troy deeney — Paul Castelete (@paulcas73) March 11, 2018
S/O to @T_Deeney for hooking me up with @CalumChambers95 & @MesutOzil1088 shirts and then chatting with my son, absolute gent off the pitch, but I still hate you when you’re on it though pic.twitter.com/8ihMkrY6Wo— MR DT © (@MrDtAFC) March 11, 2018
Love Troy. True pro, good player and great leader.— Takelord Focker (@Fran_OTB_NFL) March 11, 2018