Watford captain Troy Deeney says that Arsenal lack the fight to win close games.
Deeney was speaking after Watford had beaten Arsenal 2-1 to go fourth in the Premier League.
Wenger tried to blame the referee for the defeat, but Deeney believes that obfuscates the issue entirely.
The problem, Deeney thinks, is that Arsenal don’t fancy it when the going gets tough.
“I’ve heard Wenger’s already blaming that the penalty as the reason they lost,” Deeney told BT Sport .
“Well, I’m not one to tell Mr. Wenger about himself, but the reason they lost wasn’t due to one penalty.
“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 Mertesacker – I didn’t even have to jump up actually – nodded it down and the crowd gets up. They all just backed off.
“For me, as a player, I just think happy days. That’s my strength, so if you’re going to let me do that against you, you’re in for a tough afternoon.”