Arsene Wenger seems to be in agreement with the former Arsenal and France super striker Thierry Henry, at least where it concerns the Gunners’ need to sign another striker in the summer transfer window to replace or compete with our big centre forward Olivier Giroud.
According to the Arsenal transfer rumours, it looks like our manager has narrowed his striker transfer targets down to a shortlist of two and he appears top be trying to get a deal done nice and early. The fact that both Jackson Martinez and Gonzalo Higuain are about to head off to Chile to play for their countries in the Copa America might be the reason behind Wenger’s urgency but he does not seem to have made up his mind.
The Mirror is reporting that we have had a first transfer bid of almost £30 million for Higuain turned down by Napoli, who want closer to £40 million. Porto, meanwhile, cannot stop us activating the release clause of around £25 million for the Colombian star and may even accept less.
According to a Metro report the Portuguese club have already accepted the inevitable and have given Jackson permission to talk to Arsenal, so unless the Serie A club stop playing so hard to get, will it be the Porto man coming to north London? Would you be happy with that Gooners?