Watford will not point fingers at Ben Foster or Troy Deeney after their defeat to Arsenal last night, despite the two players making individual errors.

Head coach Javi Gracia came out in support of his players after the game and said that mistakes are a natural part of the game.

Foster failed to clear the ball in time before he was closed down by Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, while Deeney was sent off for violent conduct just moments after.

However, Gracia said neither he nor his team were laying the blame at the feet of either player.

"When we win and one player scores a goal, every player is happy and all the team is happy," he said.

"We are a team. We enjoy together and suffer together, it’s not only about one player, it’s about the team and we are not waiting for the moment to point to one player.

"It’s the moment to be together and to know, with ten players, with the circumstances we’ve had today, we were able to compete really well against this team.

"All my players have mistakes or make mistakes. Me as well. It's something natural, we all have to live with our mistakes.

"It’s nothing strange for us, all the players make mistakes. The coaches make mistakes. I prefer to giver value to all the good things my players usually have."

Gracia was unhappy with referee Craig Pawson's decision to send off Deeney after just 11 minutes, but still felt, after the goal and the red card his team were good enough to have got something from the match.

He said: "It was an early goal in that moment and it was important for the development of the game, but we had time to play and to score goals in that moment.

"It was not a mistake at the end of the game, we had time. But after that goal, the sending off was very, very tough for us.

"Today if someone has to explain what happened it’s the referee, with that decision."