Arsenal can give up on Higuain too……

There is Big news for Arsenal in their hunt for a striker today, as it seems that the Gunners are going to miss out on yet another transfer target, this time Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain.

Arsenal have supposedly been chasing Higuain for years now. The Gunners reportedly wanted him when he was leaving Real Madrid and now he seems to be on his way from Napoli, to the Old Lady of Juventus.
Sky Sports are reporting this morning that Higuain is set for a medical with Juventus today ahead of a proposed move to Turin, after terms were finally agreed between the two Italian clubs. The Old Lady was always Arsenal’s main rival for the Argentinean striker, but Arsenal didn’t even seem to put up a fight for the player. It was rumoured that Wenger pulled out of the deal due to a leak of negotiations, however no reputable source had confirmed this, or about a bid from Arsenal, or even that any transfer negotiations were on going. Were The Gunners even interested?

Personally despite Higuain’s obvious quality, I’m not too disappointed to know that the Gunners have missed out. Obviously I want Arsenal to sign that top quality striker we so desperately need, but I don’t think Higuain was the right choice given the ridiculously high transfer fees that are being rumoured. Paying in excess of £60 million (yet to be confirmed) for a player who will be 29 this year does not seem like a good deal in the eyes of Arsenal football club and that money could be spent elsewhere on two very good players with plenty of years left at the highest levels of professional football. £60 million could buy us a Draxler, a Lukaku, a Mahrez, as well as a strong centre back to replace Mertesacker. In my opinion, although we should be disappointed to have lost out on what seems to be a fifth target after Vardy, Morata, Lacazette and Icardi, Higuain may not have been the perfect striker for our fitting.

Arsenal will now have to look elsewhere for a striker and with options running low, it’s starting to seem as if Arsene Wenger may once again fail to do the business he needs in the transfer window. On the bright side, at least Juventus may stop targeting Alexis Sanchez away from Arsenal now that they have their frontman.

Juventus interest forcing Arsenal’s hand in Higuain transfer hunt

Arsenal have already seemingly been linked with and then missed out on almost every forward that the football press can think of and as well as knowing that Arsene Wenger actually made a transfer bid big enough to activate the release clause of the Leicester City star Jamie Vardy, there must have been some truth to some of these Arsenal transfer rumours.

So with the Gunners still not having added a striker in this summer transfer window you would have to assume that the manager is getting a bit impatient. Perhaps a bit worried as well and the news from Italy reported by the Evening Standard that his latest transfer target Gonzalo Higuain is also being pursued by the Serie A champions Juventus will not help.

It might just help Arsenal and us fans though, as the story is that Juventus are already in talks with Napoli after apparently agreeing personal terms with Higuain. That would mean that Wenger has no more time for thinking or haggling over the price and must put his cards on the table and get serious or face losing yet another quality striker.

What do you think will happen now with Arsenal and our search for the player to help fire us to the Premier League title?

Arsenal transfer ON as Higuain demands Napoli exit

Arsenal fans have been on the other side of this sort of transfer situation, such as when the little boy inside our captain Robin van Persie piped up and told him to abandon the club that had nurtured him and stuck with him through all the injury hit years to go and grab some glory with Manchester United.

It was not nice and a lot of Arsenal fans thought Arsene Wenger was wrong to allow the transfer to happen but it was the only way to stop the Dutch striker leaving for nothing a year later and the manager knew that a player that does not want to be with a club can be more trouble than they are worth.

Hopefully the Italian Serie A club Napoli will see things the same way as the Frenchman, because the Daily Star has reported that our transfer target Gonzalo Higuain has told them clearly that he wants a transfer away from Naples this summer.

The report also claims that our manager has already been on the phone to the Argentinean international striker and so the chances of Higuain finally becoming a Gunner look to be strong and getting stronger all the time. There is still the matter of money of course, with Napoli said to value Higuain at much more than the £50 million that Arsenal want to pay but the player’s formal request to leave should give us a lot more bargaining power.

Arsenal to seal Higuain transfer as he rejects Napoli contract?

With Arsenal fans still wondering which striker Arsene Wenger will turn to after our transfer offer was turned down by Jamie Vardy, the news reported by Metro that the Argentina international Gonzalo Higuain is looking to move on from his Serie A club Napoli comes as a huge boost.

Whether Arsenal can finally seal the deal for the forward we tried to sign from Real Madrid a few years ago remains to be seen, though, as Napoli will still demand a big transfer fee for their star man. The Italian side cannot be too demanding though, even with Higuain having a huge release clause of nearly 100 million euros in his contract, because the player’s agent and brother Nicolas has declared that Gonzalo will definitely not be signing a new deal and so could walk away for nothing in two years.

He said, ‘Gonzalo [Higuain] won’t renew his contract with Napoli. Napoli are currently asking for the payment of his release clause as a condition for his departure, but Gonzalo and I decided not to extend the deal.

‘We’ll see what happen next year, we could even wait until the contract’s expiry date.’

Following on from this revelation it seems to me that Arsenal have a good chance of signing this top quality striker who scored over a goal a game in the league last season and broke the long standing Serie A record. But will Arsene Wenger move and will Arsenal be willing to stump up enough cash to make Napoli sell?

Higuain to hand in transfer request to seal Arsenal move?

It is being reported this week that Arsenal have already put in a transfer bid of over £40 million to the Serie A side Napoli for their Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain. While I do not believe that Arsene Wenger would offer that much for a player he refused to pay less than that for just two years ago, it does not mean that the Gunners do not want to sign him.

And according to a Metro report, sources from Italy are saying that Higuain is really keen on making the transfer to north London. Apparently he has told his brother and agent to make sure Napoli do not obstruct his Premier League dream, but if he is serious then he must surely hand in a transfer request.

The Napoli president is a nightmare to do business with and has already spoken about crazy numbers over £60 million for the player. So if Higuain has any hopes of playing for Arsenal, will he meet Wenger somewhere in the middle and make his wishes crystal clear?

Arsenal hit transfer after burners with HUGE striker bid

Because of Chile facing Argentina in the Copa America final last weekend, Arsenal will have to get the new season underway without the star man of last year Alexis Sanchez. And if the latest of the summer Arsenal transfer rumours are correct, then Arsene Wenger could be without two of the biggest names in the Arsenal squad.

Because a Metro report claims that the Frenchman has made the Napoli and Argentina front man Gonzalo Higuain his priority transfer target. The report also claims that the Gunners have already made his Serie A side an offer of over £40 million, although that and the news that it was rejected seems a little hard to believe.

We know from transfer windows that Wenger is a fan of the former Real Madrid star, but just how much of a fan we should soon find out. Is Higuain the answer for Arsenal?

Arsenal get MASSIVE boost on Higuain transfer hopes!

Arsene Wenger and a lot of Arsenal fans were probably left choking on their morning coffee last week when it was revealed that one of the top brass at the Serie A club Napoli declared that they would only accept their full valuation for the Argentina international striker Gonzalo Higuain.

There is playing hardball in the transfer market and there is downright cheek and greed and with Napoli rating their striker at over £60 million, they definitely come into the latter category. Now it appears that Higuain was about as impressed with that as the rest of us, because Metro are now reporting that the 28-year old has told his bosses that he wants to leave and to stop being so stupid.

Higuain is currently on duty with Argentina at the Copa America and so will miss the start of the season wherever he is, but is there now a chance that he could be playing for the Gunners before the end of this transfer window?

Arsenal to FINALLY complete SUPER striker transfer?

It was a big blow to Arsene Wenger´s transfer plans a couple of years ago, if you believe the majority of the Arsenal transfer rumours at the time, and it was almost a disaster when Gonzalo Higuain scored for his Italian club Napoli against the Gunners and nearly knocked us out of the Champions League.

But the club´s attempts to challenge Juventus in Serie A has never really materialised and their European adventure is turning sour as well. Having just been knocked out of the Europa League at the semi-final stage by Dnipro, Bapoli are almost certain to miss out on the UCL next season with three games left to make up a six point gap.

And that has led Higuain to start looking for a move away this summer, as reported by Metro. Arsenal will have to beat other clubs including Juventus and Real Madrid apparently, but Wenger is said to be determined to finally get his hands on this top striker who could be one of the final pieces in place for Arsenal to win the Premier League.

Arsenal hit by another transfer snub from super striker

It looks like it might be time for Arsenal to forget about this particular transfer target. The last time the Gunners were said to be on the verge of completing the transfer of Gonzalo Higuain, it was supposed to be a done deal and the then Real Madrid front man was on his way.

But as we know, the Argentina international opted for Napoli in Serie A instead, where Rafa Benitez was spending money like it was water in an attempt to challenge the dominance of Juventus in Italy. But the former Liverpool boss has failed.

Napoli have not even made the Champions League this season and were soundly beaten by Yong Boys of Berne in the Europa League this week. So it is no surprise that reports from Italy claimed that Higuain was not all that happy and was prepared to finally become a Gunner.

However, a Mirror report now claims that his brother has rubbished this claim and declared that the striker is going nowhere. Your loss Gonzalo…

Sensational Serie A striker set for Arsenal switch in January?

If the Arsenal transfer rumours last summer were anything to go by, Arsene Wenger would already have signed the Argentina international striker Gonzalo Higuain. It was claimed that an agreement was in place between him and the Gunners but it was hijacked at the last minute when Napoli offered Real Madrid more than we were apparently willing to pay.

But the transfer of the star striker to north London could finally be set to happen, according to a Metro report. The paper claims that the Arsenal boss is determined to finally get his man and is ready with a huge offer to convince his Serie A club to sell.

Higuain has apparently moved to the top of our transfer list after the former Napoli striker Edinson Cavani was ruled out by his current club PSG. And if the rumours about our interest in Higuain is true, surely he would be keen as Rafa Benitez has failed to turn Napoli into real competition for Juventus and have dropped out of the Champions League.

Is Higuain finally set to become an Arsenal player and if so, whose place is most at risk, Welbeck or Giroud?