Arsenal Transfers: Troy Deeney Linked With £20 Million Switch To Emirates?

Club captain Troy Deeney has caught the eye of Arsene Wenger.

Watford star striker Troy Deeney could be heading to the Emirates, according to a report from the Daily Star. Arsenal, despite sitting top of the table, have suffered from their (seemingly annual) injury woes, and it's clear that Arsene Wenger finds himself short of attacking options. Olivier Giroud seems to be approaching top form this season, notching a hat-trick in a Champions League group game against Olympiakos, but the Gunners lack a similarly physically imposing backup. Deeney would certainly fit the bill in terms of physicality, although it remains to be seen whether he'd be able to replicate his current form for a top four side. The Star have reported that Wenger would need to splash out with a bid of around £20 million, given the striker's recently-signed five year contract. Although lagging behind fellow frontman Odion Ighalo in the goalscoring charts, Deeney has contributed immensely to Watford's impressive season so far. The Hornets currently find themselves ninth in the Premier League table - surpassing expectations set at the start of the season for the promoted side - thanks in no small part to Deeney's finishing ability, strength and leadership. The Birmingham-born forward has been a fixture at Vicarage Road for five and a half seasons, racking up well over 200 league appearances in the process.
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