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Arsenal given boost in chase for £35m-rated former Real Madrid star

Arsenal‘s transfer links have been taking off over the last few weeks and the North London club are now favourites to sign former Real Madrid forward Gonzalo Higuain, according to the Telegraph.

Higuain reportedly isn’t interested in another season without Champions League football with Napoli, giving Arsenal the green light to make a move for the Argentine should the Serie A side fail to finish in the top three.

Napoli’s push for Europe’s top competition is looking bleak after their loss to rivals Roma and Higuain has a wealth of experience in the Champions League, having scored 13 goals in 53 games.

The Argentine striker boasts an impressive goalscoring record throughout his European career. For Real Madrid he netted 122 goals in 264 games and at Napoli, a ratio better than one in two with 47 goals in 90 games.

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Arsenal’s inability to win the Premier League since 2003/04 has often been linked with their lack of an out-and-out goalscorer. Higuain could certainly bring that to the side and could be part of a frightening duo with fan-favourite, Alexis Sanchez in attack.

Olivier Giroud has performed well this season since returning from injury but Wenger still needs a world-class finisher if the Gunners are to consistently challenge for the title.

The Gunners were interested in signing Higuain back in the summer of 2013 but the player eventually joined Napoli in a £34.5 million deal.

He is currently valued at £35.2 million on transfermarkt.co.uk but Arsenal would have to offer more than that to bring Higuain to the Premier League as he still has three years left on his Napoli deal.

Should Arsenal make a move for Gonzalo Higuain this summer?

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1 Comment on Arsenal given boost in chase for £35m-rated former Real Madrid star

  1. steven unwin // April 8, 2015 at 10:07 AM // Reply

    we would be better with HIGUAIN than STEERLING.

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