Watford supporting players over racism, says manager Javi Gracia

Tanya Simon
April 16, 2019

Ramsey has signed a pre-contract agreement which will see him join Juventus in the summer but before then the Wales global is determined to make a major impact for Arsenal, the club that he has represented for the past eleven years.

FA Cup finalists Watford were already shorn of the man who helped book their place at Wembley against Manchester City next month as Gerard Deulofeu missed out through injury and Javi Gracia's side did themselves little favours early on.

"I try to be polite and respectful, but that's all we can do".

Emery's fellow Spaniard Javi Gracia was adamant Deeney did not deserve to be sent off for his challenge on Uruguay worldwide Torreira. "He said something - it doesn't matter what - but I said to him I didn't see it. It's maybe a yellow card", Gracia told reporters. I don't understand that decision.

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Emery and Gracia now work in close proximity to one another, Watford's training ground backing on to Arsenal's own London Colney base, with the former admitting the pair and their respective staff have met to exchange views on the game.

"We know away we have some difficulties".

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.

Gracia feels Deeney's challenge did not deserve a straight dismissal which means the club captain will miss games against Huddersfield, Southampton and Wolves. My players deserved the recognition not just about the result.

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