After the reported Arsenal transfer target Jackson Martinez confirmed this week that he would be moving from Porto to Atletico Madrid, many Arsenal fans´ thoughts turned to the Argentina and Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain, who was the subject of a massive number of Arsenal transfer rumours when he was set to leave Real Madrid a couple of years ago.
Things are not looking good for Arsenal, on the striker front at least, as this week has already seen the Arsenal fans´ hopes of completing the signing of two reported transfer targets dashed. But after Jackson Martinez was reported to be joining La Liga club Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund declared that they would not sell Aubameyang, I was hoping that perhaps this would focus Arsene Wenger´s sights on Gonzalo Higuain.
I suppose it all depends on how reliable this man is and whether he really has got some inside information on the transfer dealings of his former club, but most Arsenal fans will certainly be hoping that the Napoli legend Jose Alberti is right when he says that Gonzalo Higuain will be leaving the Serie A club for Arsenal, not Manchester United as was being reported earlier in the week.
So I guess that the talks between Arsenal and the representatives of one of our top transfer targets of the summer have been pretty positive, as they are to be followed by a transfer bid of around £30 million for Gonzalo Higuain, according to the latest Arsenal transfer rumour being reported by the Daily Star.
The Arsenal transfer rumours suggesting that Arsene Wenger is finally closing in on the signature of the Argentina international striker Gonzalo Higuain are growing by the day and a lot of Arsenal fans are hoping that they prove to be true, but I am not one of them.
Although Arsene Wenger brushed off media questions about Arsenal transfer interest in the young striker Paulo Dybala from Palermo is Serie A, we all know that this does not mean that the Gunners are not interested. The Frenchman may well have been trying to calm all the media talk down, which the Palermo president seems intent on whipping into a frenzy.
Arsenal were beaten to the punch by the Italian club Napoli last summer. In fact, we were still lacing up our gloves as they were unleashing the haymaker that saw Argentina international Gonzalo Higuain swap Real Madrid and the Bernabeu for Serie A, when it was thought the Gunners were closing on a deal.
Arsenal are definitely in the market for a new goalkeeper, but the question is whether Fabianski´s replacement will be a cheap backup or a real threat to Wojciech Szczesny´s Number One spot. The news today from the Mail suggests that Arsene Wenger could be aiming to buy the experienced Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina for a bargain price of just £5 million.