Despite not scoring any goal so far this year, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger still sees Watford striker,Odion Ighalo as one of the big threats against his side in Sunday’s FA Cup clash.
The Gunners host the Hornets in the FA Cup quarter-finals at Emirates Stadium, having already beaten them 3-0 in October but Wenger maintains that the past result will count for nothing.
Watford forwards Ighalo and Deeney have scored 24 goals between them this season, and Wenger says his defenders will need to be at their best to contain them.
“They have two strikers who are very efficient in Ighalo and Deeney and we worked very hard to control the game [last time we played them],” the Arsenal boss told the club’s official website.
“They have a very good understanding between their strikers and the quality between our two centre backs will be vital on Sunday.
“Watford have done extremely well. It looks like the Championship teams that come up now deal very well with the Premier League regime.
“The difficulty [for us] is that Watford have a team who are very solid defensively. They are also a team who are athletically very strong and the basis of their game is on efficiency and waiting for the right moment to be very dangerous.” He concluded.
For now, the goals seem to have dried for Ighalo who is yet to score in 2016.