Deeney to play through the pain

25 September 2018 06:33:54 EST

Watford striker Troy Deeney insists nothing will stop him playing in Saturday's Premier League clash against sixth-placed Arsenal.

Deeney featured in the full 90 minutes of the 1-1 draw at Fulham even though he had two broken toes.

He suffered ankle ligament damage at Craven Cottage when Timothy Fosu-Mensah caught him with a studs-up challenge but says he will receive a pain-killing injection to ensure he is fit enough to start against the Gunners.

"It wasn't the height of the foul, it was more his knee going through my ankle, so there was a bit of ligament damage there," Deeney said of Fosu-Mensah's challenge.

"It is nothing an injection can't help and it will take more than that to stop me playing against Arsenal away.

"Two toes are broken now, one has healed. A young lad did it on Friday. He is a good lad. He was just trying to impress and get himself in the team. It wasn't much but he stood on my toes. I'll have another injection before Arsenal at the weekend."

Watford are 11/4 to beat Tottenham on Wednesday and qualify for the fourth round of the EFL Cup and 6/1 to get the better of Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium this weekend. Deeney is 13/5 to score at any time against Spurs.

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