Report: Arsenal want Watford's Odion Ighalo after learning Aubameyang asking price

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Arsenal are reportedly pursuing a deal for Watford's Odion Ighalo.

According to the Daily Mirror, Arsenal are lining up a summer move to sign Watford sensation Odion Ighalo, with Borussia Dortmund demanding too much money for their forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

The Gunners have suffered a number of injuries in attack this season, as whilst Theo Walcott is back from his injury, Alexis Sanchez and Danny Welbeck remain on the sidelines, meaning Arsene Wenger has once again had to rely upon striker Olivier Giroud.

It's expected that Arsenal will make a big move for a striker in the summer - though that has been anticipated for years now - and reports suggest that there are two targets in mind.

The Mirror state that Arsenal want to lure Borussia Dortmund goal machine Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the Emirates Stadium, but after hitting 24 goals in 23 games this season, it's believed that the Bundesliga giants want a fee of £60m for the pacey Gabon international.

That means that Wenger may have to look elsewhere, and the same report states that Arsenal have now turned their attention to Watford sensation Odion Ighalo.

The Nigerian international, 26, has been one of the Premier League's revelations this season, hitting 14 goals in 20 games for the Hornets, who were predicted to struggle, but have thrived thanks to Ighalo's goals.

It's believed that the Gunners see Ighalo as a cheaper alternative to Aubameyang, and if he keeps up this scoring record, Watford will know that they will struggle to keep hold of him, especially if clubs like Arsenal come calling this summer.

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