Its been eight years since Arsenal last won a trophy. During that time, London rivals Chelsea have had nine managers pass through the gates of Stamford Bridge and have gone on to win their first ever Champions League, whilst Manchester City have won the Premier League and the reign of Sir Alex Ferguson has come to an end.
The success of today's football clubs are measured upon the basis of how many trophies they win, however for lower clubs, for whom winning silverware is a rarity, league positions can determine the success.
Arsenal, however, wouldn't under any circumstance be willing to call themselves a 'lower club', and they are right not to. The Gunners have great talent in their squad including some top English players. If they wish to remain being referred to as one of England's top teams then picking up a trophy in the next season or two is going to be key.
Many world-class players have left the Emirates in the subsequent years of their last trophy haul. Arsenal are well over-due a top player signing, but can Gonzalo Higuain be the right man for Arsenal?
We haven't seen the Argentinian play for the Gunners yet, but during his time at the Bernabeu he made 187 appearances and scored 107 goals. Higuain is also at the ripe age of 25 which still leaves him room to develop at Arsenal.
The Gunners' failure on the pitch could be seen as a defensive issue, as many sloppy goals have been conceded in key games. But strengthening their attack can't be bad, after all it can be seen that attack is the best form of defence.
Adding Higuain to Arsenal's squad will give them someone else to turn to, someone who can change the shape of the game, and the Real Madrid striker could be seen as a more reliable player as opposed to the likes of French international, Olivier Giroud.
The fact that Higuain is a top-class player cannot be ignored, he is certainly going to have an impact upon the Arsenal team. But will that impact be enough, or are there other areas on the pitch that should be more of a concern to Arsene Wenger? After all, football is a team game.
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