Troy Deeney to Arsenal rumour doesn't shock Paul Merson

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Paul Merson has insisted that he wasn't shocked to see Watford striker Troy Deeney linked with a move to Arsenal.

The Sky Sports pundit, who enjoyed a fine playing career in north London, has declared that the Watford man is a 'good footballer', claiming he has the right brain to play for the Gunners.

Deeney, 27, has enjoyed a fine season under the guidance of Sanchez Flores at Vicarage Road, but a move to the Premier League leaders would no doubt come as a surprise to fans. But Merson appears to believe that the deal is possible.

Writing in his column for Sky Sports, he stated: "I can see the Troy Deeney one happening, I think he is a good footballer and works very hard for the team, so that does not shock me that one.

"He is a decent player, has got a very good football brain, never moans, and gets on with it.

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"When you go and play for this Arsenal team, you need to have a good football brain and when I watch him play, that is what he has.

"I think a lot of people would be sitting there thinking: 'Why him?' But I can see that."

Arsenal attack 

The notion that Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott aren't good enough to score the goals to deliver the Premier League title may not be correct.

With the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil also contributing, Wenger certainly has enough attacking stars at his disposal.

Let's be honest, though, despite Merson's opinion, it's surely unlikely that the Arsenal chief will consider Deeney at this stage. The Watford ace would represent an interesting coup, but you have to feel that a transfer is unlikely.

It's never easy to attract the big names in the January transfer window, so Wenger could yet surprise us over the coming weeks.

Arsenal fans: what do you make of Merson's comments? Have your say below!

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