In-form Prem star reveals why he stopped supporting Arsenal

Lewis Oldham
One time Arsenal fan Dennis

Watford’s in-form attacker Emmanuel Dennis has revealed why he decided to stop supporting their Premier League rivals Arsenal.

The Hornets earned promotion to the Premier League last season as they finished second in the Championship.

Dennis signed for Watford during the summer from Belgian outfit Club Brugge.

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The Nigeria international has been in great form for Watford this season. He has registered seven goals and five assists from his 15 outings in the Premier League.

In an interview with Sky Sports, Dennis noted that he used to support Arsenal. The forward revealed that he would “cry when they lose”:

“I used to be an Arsenal fan. I like Cesc Fabregas.

“But I’m no [longer] an Arsenal fan. I was [into Arsenal] so much sometimes I could cry when they lose. That wasn’t good for me.

“So I was like, ‘nah, I’m going to stick to myself and don’t care much because it’s not good for my health’. It’s just me and myself right now.”

Elsewhere, Mikel Arteta has heaped praise on Arsenal attacker Emile Smith Rowe: 

“He has improved the dynamic and the attacking threat of the team with his movement and the way he links and finds relationships on the pitch,” Arteta said.

“His threat on goal this season has been much, much better, with the capacity that he has to create chances, to open spaces for other teammates, and he’s been a key player. Hopefully we can sustain that over time.

“Emile has trained today and he was feeling much better after losing him for the last game. Hopefully, he’ll be available to play.”

On Smith Rowe and Bukayo Saka, Edu has added: “We should be really proud because bringing through young players is part of our DNA and it’s our strategy as a club to give young players a chance and help them fulfil their potential,” he said.

“So when we see players like Emile and Bukayo as internationals, that’s even better. All the young players who are at Hale End now can see that too – they are proper poster boys for the academy.”