Striker ‘will almost certainly’ join Arsenal for £42m + player deal

By on July 16, 2016

Sky Sports News reporter Kaveh Solhekol claims that an official Napoli radio station has said Gonzalo Higuain will ‘almost certainly’ join Arsenal in a £42m (€50m) deal that will see Olivier Giroud head to Napoli in the opposite direction.

Arsene Wenger is desperately trying to land another striker after missing out on Jamie Vardy and Higuain is one in a long list of players who’ve been linked in recent weeks.

Italian outlet Calciomercato claimed last week that Arsenal were ready to table an offer that would see us pay around £42m in cash plus offer Giroud in exchange for Higuain’s signature this summer.

We’ve read various further reports over the past few days with some suggesting that we’ve already agreed personal terms with the striker while the most recent reports indicated that Higuain had asked to leave Npaoli after speaking directly with Wenger.

Now, Sky Sports News reporter Kaveh Solhekol has taken to Twitter to cite Napoli’s official radio station as saying that Higuain will ‘almost certainly’ head to Arsenal for £42m (€50m) with Giroud going in the opposite direction.

The Argentinean international has already indicated that he won’t be signing a new deal and the Serie A outfit would rather do business with us than rivals Juventus, so it appears a deal could now be on the cards.

There is no doubt Higuain would be a sensational signing as he’s one of the most prolific strikers in European football and he proved that once again last season after scoring 36 goals in just 35 games for Napoli.

The 28-year-old leading the line up front with the likes of Ozil and Sanchez in support is a mouthwatering prospect. However, I really don’t see the sense in letting Giroud go as part of the deal.

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With Welbeck out injured for most of next season we need to add a striker to the squad, not simply replace Giroud. If we just swap Higuain/Giroud, sure we have a better first team but we’d still be in the same position of having a lack of options up front.

So while I’d love to see Higuain join the club, I’d rather it was a straight cash deal and we kept hold of Olivier.


  1. ivor

    July 16, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    Last week Wenger was supposed to have walked out on the Higuain sale, another wind up ???

  2. Werner

    July 16, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    What is the chance of Arsenal getting good a world class striker. Wenger won’t take spend that type of money. And when the transfer window close Wenger Wil be full of excuses. So sick of Wenger

  3. gooner4life

    July 16, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    There is no chance of us signing a world class striker Wenger is so stubborn he just refuses to listen to the fans who spend their hard earned money to watch the team week after week while he pockets £8 million whether we win,lose or draw.If he was paid on a results basis he might be more active and less tight fisted when trying to buy players.I’m afraid it’s going to be the same old story this year.I wish he would accepted the England job so we can get a manager who would make us great again.

  4. OlorunFemi judeen Bombom

    July 16, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Getting Higuain is the ideal thing for Arsenal, he will spark the team to the epl title having showned that in the seria A last season and shaping Giraud for him is the best it will reduce the wage

  5. OlorunFemi judeen Bombom

    July 16, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Arsene please swap Giroud for Higuain

  6. Wolfgang

    July 17, 2016 at 1:02 am

    I wont believe it until it has been inked. Let there be no doubt all epl managers with the possible exception of Wenger are judged on results.
    Mourino/Conte or any high profile manager could be axed because of afailure to win and win consistently.These guys have signed 3/5/10 year contracts but everybody knows results are all that matters.Failure aint going to be tolerated except maybe in Wenger’s case.

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  8. okumu japhet

    July 18, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    let arsenal housing take Giroux the other way,but buy again lacazzete or gabigol then sell welbek or bring Daniel s then we see how the team will progress because these are good guys for big games since there’s small in epl.

  9. okumu japhet

    July 18, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    please the language written isn’t posted properly ,I wrote “let arsenal buy higuain “but didn’t write of any arsenal” housing” and towards the message end was “since there’s no small club in epl”.

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