Just last week there was a story doing the rounds of the football media in which the rumours about Arsenal trying to sign the Argentina international star Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli in the summer were confirmed by the president of the Serie A club.
Arsene Wenger did end up signing a new striker for Arsenal in the summer transfer window, although it was in the last few days that Arsenal completed the transfer of Lucas Perez from Deportivo La Coruna. The Spanish striker’s Arsenal career has not exactly got off to a flyer though, and perhaps the suggestion that he was a bit of a panic buy is true.
Arsenal have had a number of their strike targets agree to move elsewhere this summer, while some are simply no longer leaving their clubs, but who would have made the most impact at the Emirates?
know that it sounds like a lot of money, and it is, especially for Arsenal to pay for a striker that did not even make the national squad of France for the Euros this summer. The sort of money that is being talked about it costing us to persuade Lyon to part with their talented young forward Alexandre Lacazette, as reported by The Mirror, is around the level of the club’s record spending on a single transfer.
Why Arsenal are sticking with Giroud by Sam P.
The final decision on the future of the Arsenal and France international centre forward Olivier Giroud does not lie with his agent, of course, but you would think that Michael Manuello would have a fairly good idea where things stand with his client and his role with Gunners.
Just a few days ago it was being reported that Arsenal were set to hold transfer talks next week with the Inter Milan and Argentina striker Mauro Icardi, as a possible alternative to his fellow countryman Gonzalo Higuain who seems to have been priced out of a move to the Gunners with the ridiculously high valuation by his Serie A club Napoli.
Arsenal are keeping faith with Giroud by Sam P.
Whatever the Arsenal fans may think of Olivier Giroud, and the fact that we regularly hear the strains of his name being sung to the tune of Hey Jude by The Beatles suggests that not everyone thinks he is a lumbering donkey with wonky aim, I think we all need to accept the fact that Arsene Wenger has a lot of faith in his fellow countryman.
Italian radio station confirms Higuain to Arsenal?
I don’t need to tell you that this is a report that you should be taking with a pinch of salt, but according to Italian Radio Station ‘Radio Kiss Kiss’, which is Napoli’s official radio network, it has been confirmed that Gonzalo Higuain will be transferring from Naples to North London this summer.