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.
Yes he has had a good season with Napoli, bagging 30 goals and proving that he is a class act but Edinson Cavani scored eight more from 13 fewer games in his last season at Napoli and their creative players are supposedly better now. Higuain is an out and out goal scorer but he does not contribute in the same way as Alexis and Giroud do for Arsenal.
And I have not forgotten all the shameless touting done by Higuain´s representatives when we tried to sign him from Real Madrid a couple of years ago. Even so, I would be happy for Arsenal to sign him if there was not a better option but I think there is, especially if the reports about Napoli wanting £40 million are correct.
The transfer of the France international Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon is the one I would prefer. He scored one more goal than Higuain from 18 fewer games this season for one thing. But at 24/years old he is just hitting form and there could be a lot more to come. Who better to nurture that burgeoning talent than Wenger. The young striker’s attitude also strikes me as much better than the Napoli man’s.
Throw in the fact that he would be around £10 million cheaper. Can you see why I think Lacazette is the better transfer for Arsenal this summer?