Former Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger said he was "surprised" after Watford was relegated to the Championship.

Wenger appeared on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Disc and during the interview he spoke about Elton John and Watford FC.

Wenger, who managed Arsenal FC for 22 years, spoke about growing up in a small French village called Duttlenheim and various moments during his football career.

He selected a number of songs during the show, but one he requested was Your Song by Elton John.

He said: "I like the fact that Elton John is a similar age to me. When I heard him at a young age I thought he was fantastic also because he likes football.

"I met him in a restaurant in Nice and we spoke about English football. He deserved to be remembered."

Wenger touched on Watford's relegation after the Hornets dropped to the Sky Bet Championship after a 3-2 defeat at Arsenal.

When he was asked if he had any advice for Watford, he said he was "surprised" the team dropped from the Premier League in July.

He also said he was surprised at the decision to sack Nigel Pearson, two games before the match with Arsenal.

The move was made following a 3-1 defeat at West Ham United that left the club three points above the relegation zone.

He said: "I was surprised they went down last year because I think they had enough quality to stay in the league.

"They sacked their manager with two games to go and I was quite surprised at this decision.

"I wish they would come back because it is a team that can be in the premier league."