Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has recently informed Gonzalo HIguain that he needs to make a decision if he wants to join the Gunners or not, reports the Metro.
They were expected to seal the deal after making a £150k-a-week verbal agreement with Madrid. However, Higuain has dragged his feet, and by no means, made this deal easy. With the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti as the new boss, the deal has stalled even more.
Throughout the preseason Ancelotti has insisted that he will give the striker a chance to shine with the first team. With 107 goals in 187 league apps since coming from River Plate, Higuain has been rather successful.
With a new set-up and Jose Mourinho gone, Higuain could stay with the La Liga giants and compete for time with Karim Benzema. He even admitted that he would be happy to remain in Spain.
Arsenal need to get this deal done, with other possible transfer targets getting swept up by other clubs. They need to get a star player if they want to compete for the Premier League title with the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, and Chelsea.
Arsenal need to secure Higuain, which might be their only other option at this point.
With a history of not making deals, this is the deal that they need to make. If there was a time for Arsenal to make a big splash in the transfer market, it is now. This will push them over the edge and give them a real shot at the Premier League and Champions League titles.
Higuain has received interest from Juventus, Napoli, and the Middle East, but has said that he will either join Arsenal or stay at Madrid. If the deal goes through, Higuain is likely to cost around £23 million, a record-breaking number for the London club.
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