When I clicked on Jack Wilshere’s cheeky ‘cajones’ tweet on Saturday evening, I was actually surprised to see a lot of the responses were from angry Watford fans.
After Arsenal lost 2-1 away to Watford in October, Troy Deeney, who scored a penalty during the match after coming on as a second-half sub, claimed that Arsenal had no ‘cajones’.
“I’ve heard Wenger’s already blaming (the decision) as the reason why they lost,” the striker told BT Sport post-match. “I’m not going to be the one to tell Mr Wenger about himself, but there’s a reason why they lost and it wasn’t because of one penalty.
“I’ll have to watch what I say. It’s (having) a bit of cojones, a bit of nuts.”
It seems the comment has stuck in Wilshere’s head, since he took to Twitter the night before the clash on order to rally the troops.
The 26-year-old apparently wants to prove which side has the ‘cajones’ this time.
Big game tomorrow! A chance to show we have some 'cojones' 😉 let's do this lads 💪🔴 pic.twitter.com/qVEaHgkmSl
— Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) March 10, 2018
As much as I love the fighting talk, most Gooners, including myself, are slightly worried that this tweet could come back around and Wilshere on the backside.
Arsenal aren’t exactly in the position to be dishing out threats at the moment.
They may have just won a match against AC Milan but they lost to Brighton last Sunday.
Don’t let this backfire Jackie
— Ramakrishnan (@ramakrishnan21) March 10, 2018
Oh Jack, if proving a point to Troy Deeney is what motivates you for tomorrow’s game then you really need to have a look at yourself. Shouldn’t Arsenal have bigger fish to fry?! 🙈
— Duffy (@Duffy9057) March 10, 2018
Should bang when we lose.
— S. (@Zeus_Cannon) March 10, 2018
I really hope this tweet doesn’t come back to bite us 😂
— rorie (@rorieadele_) March 10, 2018
Tactical bang for when we lose to a Troy deeney penalty tomorrow
— olly hudson (@OllyBobHudson) March 10, 2018
Do you realise how embarrassing that post is for fans. Didn’t try a yard against city and now boasting about an upcoming game with Watford. Keep yere mouths closed and put a few wins together
— Pat Fitzgerald (@fittzer) March 10, 2018
The memes are gonna be mad if it goes wrong😭.
— La Pioche (@akashmaroof) March 10, 2018
Scenes when deeney scores a hattrick and celebrates by pulling his cojones out…
— Chan Dickson (@ChanDickson) March 11, 2018
Aside from the Arsenal fans soiling themselves because we’ll never hear the end of it if the Hornets win at Ashburton Groves this afternoon (Sunday), Wilshere’s mentions were full of angry Hornets.
Some Watford fans pointed out that, during the match in question, Deeney had actually been right. Arsenal had gone ahead first and then completely downed tools after the penalty. In fact, they reckon Wilshere and his teammates should just ‘get over’ Deeney’s jibe.
Others just posted gifs of Watford’s goals against Arsenal and some sent abuse.
— Chris Bone (@Lincoln_Hornet) March 10, 2018
— Jacob Culshaw (@Culshaw17) March 10, 2018
Get over it gret head , he said the truth and you can’t seem to handle it, even if you win tomorrow that proves nothing you should be beating watford you’re arsenal you just brought auba
— Watford Harry (@watford_harry) March 10, 2018
Seriously @Arsenal are you not over it yet? He was correct that game in October @Arsenal didnt show any “Cojones” and the recent loses to Brighton, Man City x2 Tottenham kind of showed that “Cojones” were missing. #MoveOn
— Ryan Durham (@duzza007) March 10, 2018
That’s about as much motivation as we need, especially coming from the biggest bell in the Premier League.
— A (@watfordfocus) March 10, 2018