Watford have lost their appeal against the red card handed to Troy Deeney during the club's 1-0 home defeat to Arsenal in the Premier League.
Deeney caught Lucas Torreira with what was deemed a deliberate elbow in the 11th minute of the match to reduce his side to ten men, despite strongly
Watford manager Javi Gracia has now revealed the Hornets have lost their appeal, meaning Deeney will miss the next Premier League trip to face
Deeney was sent for an early shower shortly after as Unai Emery's men held on the record a narrow 1-0 win that saw them move back into the Premier League top four. For Watford, they will still retain hopes of a seventh place finish in the league, currently sitting level point behind Leicester, who occupy seventh, with a game in hand on Brendan Rodgers' side.
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Regardless of their league finish, Gracia's men could claim a European place next season should they overcome Manchester City in the FA Cup final next month, after seeing off Wolves in the semi finals.