After the news in the football media this week that the long term Arsenal transfer target Morgan Schneiderlin was close to joining our Premier League rivals Manchester United instead, Arsenal fans will be gutted if Louis van Gaal were to beat Arsene Wenger to yet another quality player.
But that is what is about to happen according to a Metro report. The player in question is the Napoli and Argentina international striker Gonzalo Higuain and the report claims that he has already agreed the personal terms of his possible move to Old Trafford.
Not only would this make two signing lost to Man United, it would be the second time that the Gunners have missed out on Higuain after we were said to be on the verge of getting him from Real Madrid until the Serie A club stepped in with a better offer.
Is it not about time that Arsenal started winning the occasional transfer tussle?