Arsenal vs Watford team news: Troy Deeney’s desperate bid to be fit

Troy Deeney insists he will be ready to face Arsenal this weekend despite having three broken toes.

The Hornets’ captain featured against Fulham with the foot injury and

Watford take on the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Troy Deeney: “I’ll be ready for Arsenal”

Troy Deeney

Troy Deeney of Watford reacts after scoring the first goal from the penalty spot during the Premier League match between Watford and Chelsea at Vicarage Road on February 5, 2018 in Watford, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Troy Deeney is set to miss Watford’s League Cup tie against Spurs but is keen to be fit for Arsenal on Saturday.

The striker has been taking injections to ease the pain of a foot injury which he played through against Fulham.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, Deeney admitted:

“I have to have another injection, this time in the ankle, for the weekend so I’ll be ready for Arsenal.

“There’s a bit of ligament damage in there, nothing a few injections can’t help.

“It’s going to take more than that to stop me playing against Arsenal.

“One toe has healed but two are broken. I’ve had injections.

“One of the younger players did it on the Friday before the game.

“He was trying to impress and get himself in the team. It wasn’t much, but he stood on my toes.”

Arsenal vs Watford

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 23: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal scores his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Everton FC at Emirates Stadium on September 23, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Javi Gracia’s side face a tough test on Saturday as they travel to the Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners are on a high having won all of their last five fixtures.

Meanwhile, Watford’s incredible start to the season has been halted with a defeat to Manchester United and a draw with Fulham.


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