Which Striker Will Be Linked To Arsenal Next?

Which Striker Will Be Linked To Arsenal Next?

With over £70 million in their kitty, Wenger was finally about to quench the thirst of the Gunners’ faithful by presenting to them a ‘marquee’ signing, which would hopefully help to break the monopoly of the Manchester duo in recent years in the Premier League.

Higuain had confirmed his desire to leave the Spanish capital at the end of last season after scoring 122 goals in 264 appearances in seven seasons for Los Galacticos. Arsenal were considered front-runners for his signature amid reports a deal between the player and the club was already agreed, with only a price between both clubs left to be negotiated upon.

However, last year’s Serie A runners-up Napoli entered the race for the prolific striker and stole a march on Arsenal, who turned their attention to Liverpool’s Luis Suarez. The Gunners had even two bids turned down from the Reds but were still keeping tabs on the Higuain situation.

However, the London side will have to accept defeat in the race for Higuain as Napoli have officially confirmed his arrival for an undisclosed fee from Real Madrid. According to Metro, Higuain to Napoli has been finalised and Rafael Benitez expects the Argentina international to be a success in Italy.

He said, “We were looking for a quality player. We were looking for someone playing at the highest level. We have signed a player who comes from Real Madrid and we have signed a striker who has scored a hatful of goals and who will adapt very well to our system — an attacking system. We needed a player like this.”

This will surely be a blow to Wenger who is keen on recruiting a new goal scorer at the club. Besides Higuain, Arsenal have already lost out on Aubameyang and Jovetic, who have joined Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City respectively, and even Suarez seems a distant reality with Liverpool not prepared to sell to any of their rivals.

There are not many potential transfer left in the market who can take Arsenal to the next level as quality strikers like Mario Gomez, David Villa, Carloz Tevez, Fernando Llorente amongst others have all moved on to new clubs.

Even though Wenger has reiterated that Arsenal can still challenge for the Premier League with or without new additions, a prolific striker would surely rejuvenate the squad and do them a world of good.

What remains to be seen is who Arsenal will target next. Do you think Arsenal will go for the likes of Edin Dzeko, Oscar Cardozo, Fred, Roberto Soldado, Leandro Damiao or any other striker?

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