Reports on Higuain have been gathering steam with Real Madrid recently appointing Carlo Ancelotti as their new manager. They claim he is close to sanctioning a move.
Higuain has proven his goal-scoring ability at one of the biggest clubs in the world and Dixon believes his success at Madrid is likely to transfer to Emirates.
Dixon is quoted as saying by Goal.com on Higuain:
If it comes off [Higuain signing for Arsenal], hopefully from an Arsenal point of view, he’s quality through and through.
He will score goals there’s no doubt about that. He will get chances at Arsenal because they do create chances, they play his type of game so I think he’ll fit in really well.
Dixon also went on to comment on Thomas Vermaelen who has fallen out of favour after a string of disappointing performances at the back.
Rumours have been swirling around the Belgian’s future after he was consigned to the bench for the majority of Arsenal’s games at the back-end of the season, but Dixon thinks he should stay and try re-gain his starting spot.
Dixon is quoted as saying by Goal.com on Vermaelen:
I think he [Vermaelen] should stay and fight for his place. We are now starting to see the fruits of Steve Bould’s work over this last year.
They were a lot more solid towards the end of the season and I think he can benefit from that because he’s a great defender but as a team defender I think he’s got things to learn and that’s where Steve’s knowledge will be utilised.
While he has had a drop in form, I would still like the Belgian to stay at the Emirates. I still think he has a future at the Emirates, but there are some wrinkles Steve Bould may need to iron out of Vermaelen before he makes his way back into the starting eleven.
Gary Neville pointed out a massive weakness with Vermaelen when he analysed the game with Arsenal against Spurs. He has a tendency to break formation and come forward in situations where he should simply stay back with his back four.
It was also apparent that the Belgian was unable to build a good partnership with Mertesacker in they way Koscielny and the German have at the back-end of the season. Hopefully his stint on the sidelines will push him harder in training and to listen to the advice Steve Bould has to give so he can improve both individually and as a team player! He will surely get a chance to prove himself next season.
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