Former Argentine midfielder Ossie Ardiles believes Gonzalo Higuain has the ability and experience to be a big hit in England comparing him to back-to-back golden boot winner Robin van Persie.
The Real Madrid striker has been hotly tipped to join the Gunners in what has been one of their most promising transfer sagas this summer and is seen as the ideal replacement to the departed prolific forward Van Persie who left for Manchester United last season.
Argentina legend Ardiles feels his compatriot can thrive on English soil and score plenty of goals for his next club.
Sky Sports reported Ardiles said:
Van Persie is a super player, one of my favourites and one of the best in the Premier League last season, along with Gareth Bale.
Can Higuain be as good as Van Persie? Of course he can, that’s how good Higuain is.
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You remember when Van Persie arrived he was not exactly, immediately, the best player, it took a bit of time. But he was younger, now Higuain is much more experienced.
Higuain is a top player. He will always score goals. He likes to be in the box all the time and he works hard for his team, wherever he goes he’s going to be great for the team he’s joining.
Arsenal fans are certainly excited at the prospect of Higuain heading to north London, however nothing has yet been agreed despite the intense media speculation.
He would finally be a like for like replacement for Van Persie – a no nonsense goal scorer. Giroud is an excellent signing and a useful forward however has failed to be the high calibre striker Arsenal require.
If Arsenal can land Higuain he could really give the former Arsenal captain a run for his money for the golden boot next season! Get him Wenger!