Gonzalo Higuain is keen to join Arsenal this summer

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Arsenal could finally complete the signing of long-term target Gonzalo Higuain this summer after it emerged that the Napoli striker is keen to move to the Emirates Stadium.

The Daily Telegraph cites reports in Italy which claim the former Real Madrid marksman is ready to quit Stadio San Paolo at the end of the season and has already set his sights on a prospective switch to north London.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is a huge admirer of the Argentina international and was heavily linked with a bid for the 27-year-old when he left the Santiago Bernabeu in 2013.

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That deal for Higuain never transpired and he ended up heading to Serie 'A', where he's enjoyed two successful seasons under Rafa Benitez in Naples, scoring 46 goals in 88 appearances in all competitions.

However, despite producing top level performances on the pitch the South American has failed to fully settle in Italy and as a result is looking to take on a new challenge in another country.

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The Premier League has always been a competition that interested Higuain, and now the talisman could gain experience of playing football in England first hand if Arsenal do proceed with plans to negotiate with Napoli when the transfer window reopens.

Juventus have also been credited with an interest in taking the player to Turin, but it's understood that the 2014 World Cup finalist is already set on trying something new.

The Gunners will be required to pay £28.9 million for Higuain which is pretty much what the Partenopei paid for the former River Plate man two years ago.

The only question that remains is where Higuain will actually fit into Wenger's starting XI given the fine form of Olivier Giroud and the French tactician's preference to play just one lone striker at the focal point of Arsenal's attack.

With Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and the ever-impressive Santi Cazorla providing support in behind the former Montpellier man, competition for places will be even more fierce next season.

Arsenal fans: Do you think Gonzalo Higuain would be a good signing this summer? Do you think £28.9m is fair value for money? Have your say below...

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