Gonzalo Higuain is finally set to join Arsenal - as it has been revealed that he is on his way to England and should complete the move by Friday.

The Gunners have been heavily interested in the Argentine since he admitted wanting to leave the Bernabeu and it now looks like the move can finally be completed.

Arsenal had to wait until Real Madrid hired a new manager after Jose Mourinho left the club for Chelsea and now that they have appointed Carlo Ancelotti, he has given the green light for Higuain to fly to England to talk to Arsene Wenger and co.

The striker will arrive in England on Thursday and will hold advanced talks with Arsenal officials about a potential move to the Emirates Stadiuim.

The Argentina international admitted at the end of last season that he wants to leave Madrid in order to face a new challenge.

It now looks like he might be joining Premier League side Arsenal, who appear to have beaten competition from Italian side Juventus for the striker's signature.

After announcing his intentions to leave the Spanish giants, Higuain then revealed in an interview that a move to the Emirates Stadium would suit him - and a move is looking more and more likely.

Higuain's agent, who is also his brother, has hinted that the deal is close to being completed.

His father has also weighed in on the situation by admitting that the deal is close to being finalised.

"We do not negotiate with any club without permission of the selling club," Higuain told TuttoMercato.

"We have permission [from Madrid] and hopefully we can soon see my son in the Premier League."


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