The Gunners are sitting down in sixth in the Premier League table, 18 points behind leaders Chelsea, and are struggling to secure a top-four place to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Arsenal have been heavily criticised for lacking character over the course of a dismal campaign and Deeney, who scored against Arsene Wenger’s side in a 2-1 win in January, has had his say.
‘When you play against Arsenal there’s no fear,’ the Hornets forward said on BBC Radio 5.
"There's no fear when you play against #Arsenal. You feel like you can run through them" – Troy Deeney
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‘When you play against a tough centre-half like Bailly you think “he’s going to give me a whack!”
‘There is nobody in that Arsenal team that really senses fear. You feel like you can run through them.
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‘They are great footballers – much better than me – but I just think there’s that soft centre to Arsenal.
‘I always find when Arsenal go a goal behind, I don’t ever feel confident that they will come back and win the game 2-1 – whether it be Burnley or Manchester United.’