Date: 8th February 2017 at 12:08pm
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Watford captain Troy Deeney – who has previously been linked with a move to Arsenal in the past – has branded Aaron Ramsey a bottler.

The Arsenal midfielder turned his back on an effort from Younes Kaboul with the Welsh international deflecting the Watford defenders effort past Petr Cech as a result. That Ramsey deflection helped the Hornets to the victory at the Emirates Stadium last week.

Deeney was surprised Ramsey turned his back but said that mistake was a ‘blessing’ for Watford. He went on to say he wouldn’t have got away with doing that under those he’s previously played for.

The Mirror quoted Deeney as saying.

‘I think he bottled it a little bit. Ramsey’s mistake was our blessing. I have come up with Sean Dyche and Malky Mackay and if we had turned our back on the ball like that, they would have had strong words with us.’

I wouldn’t say Ramsey is a ‘bottler.’ Yes, he could have put up a better effort to block out Kaboul’s shot but I think the Welshman had proven over the years he’s not a player who will bottle out of situations.

Given the serious leg break Ramsey sustained some years back he would have reason to bottle certain situations wouldn’t he but – as said – I don’t think he does.

A calf injury was of course picked up by Ramsey in that defeat that was set to sideline him for three weeks, which means he misses the Premier League meeting Liverpool – he missed Chelsea too – as well as the Champions League tie with Bayern Munich and FA Cup fifth round tie against Sutton.

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