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Arsenal linked with long-term target Gonzalo Higuain


  • Arsene Wenger was severely criticized for the lack of transfer activity last summer, a move that saw the club struggle in the middle of the season due to injuries to a number of key players.

    However, the manager now seems to have learnt his lesson and is trying to get deals done quickly this summer.

    The Gunners have never been a franchise linked heavily with big names but they are however linked with the same players year after year and it is the same this year as well.

    Long term Arsenal target Gonzalo Higuain who plies his trade at Napoli in the Serie A is once again on the radar for the English franchise.

    Wenger has been a long-term admirer of the Argentine hit-man and has tried to bring him to the Emirates in the last two transfer windows. But negotiations with the Italian club failed in all the past windows who have kept him at the club.

    However, recent reports suggest that Arsenal may finally be able to get their hands on the 28-year old after the end of this season.

    Higuain has been simply unplayable this season netting scoring 24 goals which place him at the top of the goal scoring charts in Italy. Juventus’ new buy Paulo Dybala is second with just 13 goals.

    The Gunners miss a striker of Higuain’s caliber as was evident in their defeat to Barcelona in the first leg in the Champions League so it is no surprise that Arsene Wenger is still keen on brining the Argentine to England.

    The former Real Madrid player has had a stellar career winning silverware in Spain and Italy and was also a finalist in the 2014 World Cup and the 2015 Copa America.

    This along with his recent form has seen him on the radar of a number of European clubs including the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool in recent times but Arsenal seem to be making the first step towards signing him this summer.

    Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri has reignited the rumours once more, confirming that Arsenal and Chelsea had been making enquiries to the club.

    “I think that for a striker like that will come many more requests, not only by these two clubs (Chelsea and Arsenal).”

    Higuain is undoubtedly one of the most prolific goal scorers in Europe but having no experience in England may be a set-back. However, Arsenal are understood to be ready to splash the cash and bring him in alongside Giroud and Welbeck as the striking options.

    Do you think Higuain can keep his form up even in England?

     

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