Deeney and Ighalo
Deeney has been linked with Arsenal while Ighalo admits he couldn't say no to Manchester UnitedGetty

Troy Deeney insists neither he nor Odion Ighalo have any intention of leaving Watford for Arsenal and Manchester United during the January transfer window.

Deeney and Ighalo have been one of the Premier League's most potent strike forces this season, contributing 21 goals between them to spearhead Watford's rise into the top half of the table.

Reports have claimed Arsene Wenger is an admirer of the powerful centre forward and would consider making a £20m ($29m) move for the 27-year-old in order to bolster his forward options for the second half of the season.

And while rejecting a move to the Emirates wouldn't please his Gunners-supporting son, Deeney insists he is focused on the project at Vicarage Road.

Speaking to talkSPORT about the Arsenal rumours, he said: "No, no, no. We have still got a project to complete.

"The pleasing thing from my point of view and from Iggy's is people want us. That shows that we have been doing something right for the past five, six months.

"But we have got a project to complete and the gaffer has stated before that whatever happens in the summer, will happen in the summer.

"It is very flattering. My son is an Arsenal fan so he read it in the paper the other day and I don't think he is happy that I am staying at Watford. He doesn't understand that it is not Fifa and you can't change the same day!"

His strike partner Igalho has also been the subject of intense transfer speculation. The Nigeria international, who has who struck 14 league goals this season already, told The Sun he would struggle to say no if Manchester United were to come calling, but Deeney insists his teammate is going nowhere.

"I think his comments [about United] were taken out of context a little bit," Deeney added. "He isn't going to leave in January. The manager and the owner have made that clear. I have just seen him at the school run and he is in no rush to get anyway time soon."