Arsenal should do their utmost to sign Gonzalo Higuain this summer

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Arsenal must do all they can to sign Napoli's Gonzalo Higuain in the summer following his emphatic season in Serie A.

The striker, who was part of the Argentina side that reached the World Cup final in 2014, is enjoying one of the best seasons of his career with 25 league goals thus far.

And with the Gunners given another footballing lesson by Barcelona in the Champions League last week and losing to Manchester United over the weekend, Arsene Wenger should vie to sign one of Europe's deadliest finishers.


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Whilst Olivier Giroud has improved significantly and Danny Welbeck is back from injury, Arsenal still require a world-class striker if they're to challenge for both the Premier League and Europe's elite competition.

Question marks remain over whether the club are capable of winning the English top-flight with just two out-and-out centre-forwards at their disposal.

Giroud has hit 12 league goals to date but his failure to score since January 13 against Liverpool has prompted criticism for the Frenchman, who is often accused of not being clinical enough in front of goal.

Welbeck, on the other hand, is still feeling his way back after a lengthy lay-off but doubts remain whether he can ever become a player capable of scoring 20-25 league goals a season.


Though he often played second fiddle to Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema during his days at Real Madrid, Higuain has been one of the best players in Serie A since joining Napoli in the summer of 2013.

The Argentine scored 29 goals from 58 appearances last season yet taken his game to the next level this term by driving their charge towards the league title.

He has been a man reborn since the departure of Rafa Benitez last summer and currently leads the race for the Golden Shoe, 11 ahead of Paulo Dybala and Carlos Bacca of Juventus and AC Milan respectively.

His ruthlessness would finally provide Arsenal with an an heir to Robin van Persie’s throne and a striker capable of landing them silverware away from the FA Cup.


Arsenal’s crop of strikers is still light when compared to rivals Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United.

City have Sergio Aguero, Chelsea have Diego Costa and United, though depleted through injuries, still possess Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial.

Arsenal should splash the cash on Higuain - regardless of the transfer fee Napoli demand - or face being steamrolled by the likes of Barcelona and Bayern Munich for years to come.

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