Arsenal must land Gonzalo Higuain

Higuain has struggled for Napoli this term (©GettyImages)

Arsenal must sign Napoli goal machine Gonzalo Higuain in 2015. The Gunners were keen to sign the Argentine last summer, but saw their bid gazumped by the Italian giants who went on to enjoy a stellar season with him as talisman.

However, despite Danny Welbeck adjusting to life at the Emirates Stadium well after his deadline day move from Louis Van Gaal’s Manchester United, Arsene Wenger must spend big to prize away one of the best strikers in world football.

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Heroic Higuain

Higuain found the net 24 times 46 appearances for Rafael Benitez’s men last term, and narrowly missed out on the Golden Boot to Torino forward Ciro Immobile.

Such a goal return also ensured the Spaniard’s first season at the helm be successful, and helped guide them to glory in the Coppa Italia where they beat Fiorentina in the final.

His goals also propelled his country to the World Cup final in Brazil, but the Argentinean team were left heartbroken as Mario Gotze struck to send the golden trophy back to Germany.

This season has been a tad more difficult as the Italian titans have started sluggishly, but he has still scored three times in nine appearances and will have a key part to play if they are to transform their season around.

Arsenal target

Arsenal have long been keen on a move for the player stretching back to the days where he would tussle for a starting berth with Karim Benzema at Real Madrid.

Olivier Giroud’s injury forced Wenger into the market, with the Frenchman and Yaya Sanogo his only attacking options prior to the arrival of the ex-United star.

However the jury is still out as to whether Louis Van Gaal was right to sell the England international, who despite scoring five times in seven appearances is not quite the stunning centre-forward that Sir Alex Ferguson himself once predicted.

Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott can both take on the central role if required, but signing Higuain would give the Londoners an added dimension in attack and could see them either qualify for the Champions League or make an unlikely surge towards the Premier League summit.


Liverpool are also interested as Mario Balotelli continues to toil following his summer move from AC Milan, but Arsenal is expected to be his likeliest destination.

Higuain had been linked with a quick return to Spain with Luis Enrique’s Barcelona, but instead opted for Luis Suarez who is in line to make his debut for the Catalan giants on Saturday evening against Real Madrid.

The Argentine would be a costly but impressive investment. If Wenger continues to struggle, it could be the move that defines the closing stages of his time in north London.

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