Odion Ighalo: Arsenal manager, Wenger, wary of Watford striker
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger wants his players to be wary of Odion Ighalo as they face Watford. Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger is very wary of Watford striker, Odion Ighalo ahead of both sides Premier League clash on Saturday, August 28.
Still without a win in the league this season, Wenger wants his men to watch for the Nigeria international, Ighalo and his Watford striker partner and captain Troy Deeney.
“They [Ighalo and Deeney] were very efficient last year with the two strikers up front together,” Wenger told his club’s official website.
“One of the keys for us will be to keep them quiet.”
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Speaking further, the Arsenal manager warned his players to pay closer attention to Deeney who is technically gifted and a fighter.
“To find a player who combines these two things is not easy,” Wenger said.
“He’s very strong in the challenges, the duels, and in the link play as well. I was impressed by him last year.
“We need a first win after our game at Leicester. Of course the international break comes too soon because players go away with their national teams [and] are not ready yet to start for us yet in the Premier League, because we had to rest them as they’ve played in international games.
“Not everybody is up to speed completely. We still have some players who are a little bit behind.”
In the corresponding fixture last season, Arsenal were 3-0 winners.