Maybe Arsene Wenger will already be having second thoughts about pursuing this Premier League player that has been the subject of plenty of Arsenal transfer rumours this season. Because after a brilliant start to his debut season in the EPL, the Watford and Nigeria international star Odion Ighalo is having the same sort of dry spell as our own centre forward Olivier Giroud.
We really could have done with him finding the net yesterday because he had a few good chances and a goal for Watford would have taken points off the league leaders Leicester City. Ighalo has already netted 16 goals from his 26 league games and his all round game has been very impressive.
If the Arsenal manager really is interested in signing him, though, and decides to follow up his transfer interest in the summer, there have been positive noises coming from the Watford boss who accepts that his star might leave. But there is now some bad news as well, as The Mirror is reporting that Man United are also interest in the £20 million rated hitman.
And if they do enter the transfer battle then Wenger may as well not bother, because Ighalo has already admitted that he followed the club as a kid and would be delighted to play for them.
He said, “I don’t think I will be moving but I’m not sure I’d say no if United called.
“They were my team growing up. I loved watching Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke on TV. They were my idols and playing at Old Trafford has always been a dream.”
Would you like to see Ighalo come to Arsenal? And if United do sign him who else should the Gunners go for?