Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin didn’t wait long to dish out a savage burn to Watford’s Troy Deeney.

The Hornets striker famously criticised Arsenal for their lack of “cojones” after beating the Gunners earlier in the season, singling out Bellerin for special attention.

But Deeney suffered a nightmare 90 minutes on Sunday as he missed a penalty during a 3-0 loss at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsenal’s players and fans visibly delighted in getting one over their critic, but Bellerin went one further, openly calling out the forward on twitter just moments after the final whistle.


“Revenge is a dish best served cold” replied one twitter wag as the retweets, likes and comments rained in at almost record pace.

And with that, a very personal rivalry was born.