The Super Eagles duo Odion Ighalo and Alex Iwobi will be at opposing ends as Arsenal take on Watford at the Emirates in one of Saturday’s Premier League games
Just days back the two agile forwards were linking up upfront for the Nigeria national team during the International break.
Watford are enjoying a great season under Quique Sánchez Flores, but with one point from their last four league games they still have to be careful.
The Hornets boss believes his side can repeat their FA shock at the Emirates but also admits that Arsenal can hand them a revenge beating.
““We know now that we can win at this stadium because we did it a few weeks ago, but we should know also that for sure Arsenal will want revenge, they are not happy to have lost a few weeks ago,” Flores said on the official Watford website.
“We are going to find a very difficult team because they will want to win. We need to play with the idea to recuperate good feelings and to try to do a good match.
“Of course we know that it will be tough, because of the team, because of the players. It is not easy but we’ll play with the idea to be competitive and we’ll try to win.”
On their part, Arsenal need victory to stay in the top four – and to keep any possible title hopes alive.
The two sides met at the Emirates only three weeks ago in the FA Cup, when Watford worked incredibly hard to knock out an Arsenal from the race and Ighalo among the goals.
That result ended a six-match losing streak for the Hornets against the Gunners, including a 3-0 defeat in the reverse league fixture at Vicarage Road earlier this season.
Watford have not beaten Arsenal in a league game since 1988, when they ran out 1-0 winners at Highbury.
With the Gunners playing before both Leicester and Spurs this weekend; they could close the respective gaps by three points with a victory, in addition to piling extra pressure on the surprise title-race favourites.