Arsenal were heavily linked with a move for Gonzalo Higuain back in 2013, but were pipped at the post when he joined Serie A side Napoli.
The Argentine international looks to be on his way out of the Italian giants however, and we have once again been credited with an interest, according to the Express.
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We were badly in need of striking reinforcements back in 2013, and with Higuain set to leave Real Madrid, he looked like the solution to our problems. He ended up signing for Napoli however, with Arsene Wenger’s apparent stalling causing us to miss out on one of our top targets.
His goalscoring form was fantastic when he first moved, suggesting that we had indeed missed a trick by not pulling out all the stops in our attempts to sign him. With the Serie A side struggling this season though, we may get a second bite of the cherry.
The prolific forward is tipped to leave the club this summer, with his future dependent on Napoli’s European qualification status.
The Naples club look like they may not qualify for the Champions League come the end of the season, with their best hope likely to come from winning the Europa League rather than clinching third place in Serie A.
If they aren’t among Europe’s elite next season then Higuain may look for an exit strategy, and the Premier League would represent a significant new challenge for the former Los Blancos star.
The Express have also linked Liverpool with the South American ace, but with the Reds looking equally unlikely to make the Champions League, it’s hard to see him choosing the Merseyside outfit over us – if indeed he is on the market this summer.
Olivier Giroud’s fine form means our need for a top-class forward have significantly diminished, but we could certainly use more depth in the striking role. The Frenchman has overcome all competition for his position in the past, so hopefully the arrival of a player like Higuain would continue to get the best out of the HFB.