Arsenal receive transfer boost in hunt for striker

Gonzalo Higuain

Arsenal have been gifted a lifeline in their bid to sign Argentinian forward Gonzalo Higuain, the Mirror has reported.

The Real Madrid striker was set to sign for Italian side Napoli, following an alleged breakdown with the Gunners based on the value set on the player, having risen to £32million from the original £24million agreed.

This latest news has offered slight hope to Arsene Wenger, who looks likely to have lost out on all three of his original transfer targets.

By all accounts, Luis Suarez will move to Real Madrid following the departure of the Argentine Higuain, however his destination is still unknown.

Subsequently, more misery was added to the Gunners’ title ambitions when Wayne Rooney, who was thought of as another of the strikers who the North London team were aiming to bring to the Emirates, became the target of a bid from Chelsea and Jose Mourinho, meaning it is likely that if the English forward is to leave, it will be for Stamford Bridge.

Despite this boost for their transfer hopes, the Gunners will still need to increase their original transfer bid if they are truly hoping to sign the impressive forward. Having scored 28 goals over his previous campaign, it is certain that Arsenal fans would love to acquire his services, and avoid yet another disappointment in a transfer window.

Arsenal chief-executive Ivan Gazidis has reportedly travelled to Asia to further discuss possible targets, and all involved remain confident that they will land a transfer target to appease their fans and boost the side’s title chances in the coming weeks.

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