The transfer window is in full swing now with millions of pounds already spent by the biggest clubs in Europe. Arsenal themselves have signed the very talented Granit Xhaka for their midfield, he is a very solid addition for the Gunners and he will certainly bring much-needed strength in the middle of the park. But Arsenal are in desperate need for further additions this summer as they look to build a squad good enough to challenge for the title. The Gunners have been linked with several players in recent weeks and we take a look at five players from Serie A to be linked.
1 – Gonzalo Higuain
According to Sky in Italy, intermediaries have been in contact with Gonzalo Higuain’s brother, who also acts as his agent.
The Naples hit-man found fine form last season scoring 36 goals in Serie A finishing the leagues top goalscorer. The former Real Madrid man would cost Arsenal a club record fee that would smash the £42.5 million fee they paid for Mesut Ozil.
Higuain brings many things to his game, one thing that stands out about the Argentina striker is his finishing, his deadly eye for goal and coolness in front of goal has seen him become one of Europe’s most clinical finishers for many years.
The 28-year-old has been phenomenal consistently for many years, this is shown by scoring 71 goals in 190 appearances for Real Madrid and carrying on his form for Napoli, and also Argentina.
The prolific goal scoring machine Higuain has just come off one of his best personal seasons in his career whilst current Arsenal number one Giroud come off the back of a good personal season too, finishing as Arsenal’s top goalscorer. Higuain scored 1.09 goals per 90 minutes last season, a stat that highlights just how efficient he is infront of goal.
His style of play is very much suited to the Premier League, he likes to dribble, make long balls and likes to tackle, he has all the attributes to be a massive success in England.
Arsenal should snap at the chance of signing a player of this calibre, but with the price of 94 million Euros being touted, I am sure the Gunners will look to alternatives.