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.
We were led to believe at the time that Higuain was ready to put pen to paper and join the Gunners and now that he could be set to move again, it is no surprise that Arsenal are one of the major contenders, according to the football media at least.
Well I for one do not think that Arsene Wenger should be trying to sign the 27-year old and this is nothing to do with the Napoli chief saying this week that they would not accept any less than the massive amount of his release clause. I just do not think Higuain is the answer.
Yes he may have a decent goal scoring record but he has also been playing in teams that provide a multitude of chances for him, many of which he spurns. You might think he was unlucky to sit on the bench for Argentina last night, while Aguero and then Tevez were picked ahead of him. He did score the winning goal in the previous game against Jamaica after all but if you saw that game you would know that he should have scored a hat-trick at the very least.
With Aguero nursing an injury that was Higuain´s big chance and he blew it. Do Arsenal really need another striker that misses more chances than they finish?