Thierry Henry calls out Granit Xhaka for his role in Watford's winner

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Arsenal travelled to Everton looking to bounce back from the Premier League defeat to Watford last weekend.

Arsene Wenger’s side had led through Per Mertesacker’s header but managed to lose the game after Tom Cleverly’s injury-time winner.

But it was more the manner of the defeat, than the actual result itself.

And the nature of Cleverly’s goal angered every Arsenal fan.

In fact, it was so poor that Thierry Henry felt the need to analyse it more than a week later ahead of their trip to Everton.

The club legend highlighted exactly what went wrong as Watford snatched all three points.

But it was his comments on Granit Xhaka that were the most interesting.

Arsenal v Leicester City - Premier League

In the days after the loss, people noticed that the Arsenal player was picking his nose rather than doing his defensive duties at such a crucial moment.

And Henry had his say on the behaviour.

Watch: Henry on Xhaka

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In case you missed it, here’s what Henry had to say about Xhaka.

“Everyone is talking about this man, Granit Xhaka, for picking his nose and not following - fourth mistake,” he said.

“Mistake four. What are you doing picking your nose on the edge of the box?”



And the Arsenal fans on Twitter loved the fact that Henry called out Xhaka for his terrible behaviour.

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Deeney on Arsenal

After the match, even Watford striker Troy Deeney was questioning Arsenal’s attitude.

"I've heard Wenger's already blaming [the penalty] as the reason for why they lost," he said.

"Well, I'm not going to be one to tell Mr Wenger about himself, but there's a reason that they lost and it wasn't because of one penalty. I have to watch what I say, but it's [having] a bit of cojones, is what I'll say. Whenever I play against Arsenal, I'll go up and think 'let me whack the first one and see who wants it'.

Watford v Arsenal - Premier League

"I came on today and jumped up with Mertesacker - I didn't even have to jump, actually - I nodded it down, the crowd gets up, 'yeah we've got somebody who can win it', and they all just backed off.

"For me as a player, I just think 'happy days'. That's my strength - if you're going to let me do my strength against you, you're going to have a tough afternoon."

And it's hard to disagree with Deeney after watching Henry's analysis.

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