Whether you believe the majority of Arsenal transfer rumours is one thing, but when the Gunners activated the release clause in the contract of Jamie Vardy it became clear that Arsene Wenger’s plans to sign another striker for Arsenal this summer became fact rather than hearsay.
And it was our manager himself who said last week that he thinks the England international is going to reject the chance to move and stay with the Premier League champions Leicester City. Then we have the rumours which, if you believe them, tell us that Arsenal are also set to miss out on other striker transfer targets including the Spanish international duo Alvaro Morata and Nolito.
Then you have other top strikers like Ibrahimovic, Lewandowski, Benzema and Lukaku who for one reason or another all look likely to be playing for someone other than Arsenal next summer. So who does Wenger have left if he is determined to bring in a top, top player? How about a third and final go at Gonzalo Higuain?
We know that Wenger would like to sign him because we nearly did until Napoli nipped in a few years ago. The striker would not come cheap but now might be the perfect time for Wenger to bite the bullet and splash the cash, as there are just two years left on his current contract and at 28-years old he is in the form of his life.
Last season he broke the long standing Serie A scoring record by hitting 36 goals and he has continued in a similar vein for Argentine at this summer’s Copa America, with two goals in the quarters against Venezuela followed by another two against the hosts USA to see them into the final.
According to The Express the Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been scouting him at Copa America and Higuain has refused to talk about his future until after the tournament, but that sounds to me as though he would be willing to consider a move. So should Arsenal try to make it third time lucky in the transfer hunt for this top striker?