Troy Deeney has the character required to bounce back from his penalty miss against Arsenal, according to Kiko Femenia.

With the Hornets trailing 2-0, Deeney saw a poor second half spot-kick saved by Petr Cech to spurn the chance to get Watford back into a game they eventually lost 3-0.

The Watford skipper, who accused Arsenal of lacking cajones in the wake of Watford’s 2-1 win against them earlier this season, was faced by fierce jeers in the build up to the effort.

However, Femenia insisted the atmosphere didn’t faze Deeney and is convinced the 29-year-old will recover from the disappointment.

“I think he has enough personality to take the penalty even if he has got all the crowd against him and it was just unlucky,” he said.

“He will come back stronger than before. He is a player that we need. We need his goals so hopefully he will come back and help us win our next games.”

Deeney’s penalty miss was one of two fine chances Watford passed up to get back into the game.

The first came in the opening period when Roberto Pereyra fired over the bar with an open goal at his mercy.

Both chances, Femenia believes, provided evidence of the wastefulness in front of goal which ensured Watford were facing an uphill task to take anything from the game.

“Of course, in the first half we could have equalised and we had our chances. With a team like Arsenal you end up paying if you do not take your chances and that is what happened,” he said.

“I am disappointed because we could have done more and taken more from the game if we had taken our chances, but now we have to forget this game.”

Watford and Femenia will now hope to lift themselves in time for the trip to Anfield on Saturday.