Watford striker Odion Ighalo braced for Arsenal clash this weekend

Published on: 15 October 2015
Watford striker Odion Ighalo braced for Arsenal clash this weekend
Watford striker Odion Ighalo

Nigeria international Odion Ighalo is confident that his club, Watford, can pull off a result against Arsenal when they play hosts to the London club this Saturday.

The 26-year-old, despite admitting that the Gunners are one of the big guns in the English top division, is also hopeful that they can ruffle the feathers of Arsene Wenger's men.

Ighalo, who has scored The Hornets' last five goals this term, is optimistic of adding to his number of goals for the club when Arsenal visit Vicarage Road this weekend.

The Nigerian international also knows that they would have to work their socks off if they want to stand any chance of claiming a result against the North London club.

"Arsenal are a big team and it is not going to be easy. They are not a team we are going to take lightly because they are doing very well at the moment. They are not just doing well but also scoring goals.

"So we just have to work hard against them - play to the coach's instructions, and hopefully we can get all three points or may be one. It is not going to be an easy game because Arsenal are a good team. But in football anything can happen and I am hoping by God's grace I can add to my goal tally," he said.

Ighalo is currently the third highest goalscorer in the English top-flight this season with five goals, behind Leicester City's Jamie Vardy and Sergio Aguero of Manchester City on seven and six goals respectively.

The former Udinese man has scored a goal each against Everton, Swansea City, AFC Bournemouth and two against Newcastle United.

The striker has made eight league appearances for the club this season, including two as a substitute.