Revealed! Arsenal’s BIG summer transfer plan that failed

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.

It certainly does not look like he was the manager’s first choice, as Arsenal made that early offer for the Leicester City and England star Jamie Vardy. Now it looks appears that Lucas was not the second choice of the Arsenal boss either, with the Evening Standard reporting the revelation by the Napoli president Aurelio Di Laurentiis that the Gunners did try once more to sign the Argentina forward Gonzalo Higuain.

Wenger had apparently already missed out on the same striker once before when he moved to the Serie A club from Real Madrid and just like that time, the reason we failed again this summer was the money involved. Hardly surprising when you consider the crazy money Juventus paid to sign him I suppose, but it does suggest that Lucas Perez was something of an afterthought and that the prof clearly wanted an upgrade on Olivier Giroud.


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  1. Arsenal007 says:

    Sad for Perez (if this happens to be true).
    I still believe he’ll come good. Wishing him a fulfilling Arsenal career.

  2. dragunov762mm says:

    Glad to hear that 50M pounds plus Olivier Giroud was not BS, hahaha…
    We might got Higuain when our bidding opponent was Napoli not Juventus. Penny pinching Arsenal was at it best.

    1. bran99 says:

      Very true, and now Wenger showed the need for Higuain when he is already fat

  3. goonerboy says:

    Higuain would have been a good addition but now we have to forget it and focus on the players we have now and this current season…..

    Our striker situation is confusing,right now,we are not playing with an out an out striker and we are doing ok,but I still believe we need a top striker come summer as Giroud should be preparing to leave by then and we will soon be left with Welbeck,Perez and Akpom….

    For now,the jury is still on Perez and probably Welbeck too,the season is long so let’s see how the strikers will fare when they get their chance…

  4. Uzi Ozil says:

    Please lets forget about what happened to us and Higuain. If you are Perez reading this article, you will feel demoralize .having said that, Perez will be given his chance and he will come good. I also like the fact we have welbeck. It’s a long season so some players will carry us to the finish line especially when fatigue sets in.

    1. Alexis the Great says:

      It can’t be good for his morale when he sees Wenger choosing to convert a winger rather than play him either

      1. Fatboy Gooney says:

        Perez is a converted winger into striker himself.?

  5. Break-on-through says:

    I think liv tricked us into believing we could get Suarez just so we miss out on Higuain. How come we heard nothing of a buy out, a worldy enters the market, we have a free run at him, all of a sudden our camp gets wind of a reasonable buy out and the player happy to move to us. Higuain gets sold and we have our hand caught in the jar.

  6. Onochie says:

    Is it perez fault that he came to Arsenal? I don’t see it as a Panic buy,if Wenger has been given him some game time in the EPL,am sure this “Panic buy” stuff would quietly die down.

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