It is well known that a striker is a top priority this summer, with Karim Benzema and Edinson Cavani both heavily linked with a move to the Emirates in recent months (via talkSPORT). The latest striker to be touted is one we know well, with Gonzalo Higuain once more a transfer target, according to the Express.
We were linked with a move for Higuain back in 2013 (via The Guardian), but we were pipped at the post by Napoli. With the Serie A side missing out on Champions League this season, it wouldn’t be surprising that a player of his calibre would want to look for a move away.
The report suggests we won’t get our man before the window shuts however, and instead will have to wait until January to sign the Argentine.
The Express cites reports in Spain, which claims the £59m price tag has turned Arsene Wenger off the idea of signing Higuain. But with our need for a new striker always growing, we need to be willing to spend.
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Higuain arguably isn’t of the standard we need at the moment, and certainly isn’t up there with the likes of Benzema and Cavani. But would he be a significant improvement on Olivier Giroud?