The rumours are growing about the Napoli and Argentina international striker Gonzalo Higuain coming to Arsenal and hopefully it is like the old adage of ‘there’s no smoke without fire’ rather than the football media simply printing and repeating stuff in order to sell papers and get hits on their websites.
We will have to wait and see, of course, but the Jamie Vardy transfer saga, even though the England star did eventually opt to stay with the Premier League champions Leicester City, proved that another striker was high on the list of priorities for the manager this summer.
However, the fact that Wenger went for Vardy in the first place, even though his main quality as a counter attacking threat is not really all that suited to the way the Gunners play, suggests to me that our boss is not entirely sure what he wants, just that he wants to add to his current options.
And the reason for that, in my opinion, is that he is under pressure from the two main men at the club, Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil. These two are desperate for success and their talent deserves to be rewarded with a major trophy or three. Both are in line for talks over signing a contract extension and both want assurances that Arsenal match their ambition for success.
Is this why Arsenal are, fingers crossed, on the verge of the big money transfer of Higuain?