COMMENTARY | Real Madrid's Gonzalo Higuaín appears keen on a switch to Arsenal this summer. The 25 year old striker endured an up and down seven seasons with Real Madrid. While Higuaín scored a total of 122 goals with the Spanish club, he only managed to start 19 La Liga matches during the 2012-2013 season.
Teams such as Juventus and Arsenal have been reported to be in pursuit of Higuaín, even before he informed the press at the beginning of the month that he would be leaving Real Madrid this summer. It seems as if the Argentinian goal scorer could be had for around £20 million. In recent weeks Juventus and Arsenal have been going back and forth in reports on who was in pole position to grab the striker.
It now seems to be Arsenal's time to lead the pack for Higuaín's signature. The striker told British newspaper, Metro, "There have already been offers and I hope that Madrid do the best for me and themselves." He also added, "Arsenal? They would suit me, I'm still young and I have goals. There are many possibilities. I want to go to a league where I'll be put to the test."
Not only will Arsenal fans be happy to hear Higuaín say that their team suits him, but the last sentence of the quote is just as important as any. When Higuaín says, "I want to go to a league where I'll be put to the test", he is essentially saying that he wants to play for a team that plays in a top league. The Barclay's Premier League would certainly put Higuaín to the test.
There is no doubt that the Premier League is a far superior league compared to the Serie A (which Juventus are a part of). The Premier League is widely considered (along with La Liga) one of the top club leagues in the world. While Serie A has some very successful Italian clubs (Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan), the league as a whole is not as competitive as either La Liga, or the Premier League.
It is essential that Arsenal fills a void up front, and they also need to spend some money this summer to show the players and the fans that they mean business. Securing a prolific striker such as Higuaín would be a fantastic start to the summer transfer market for the Gunners.
Christopher Moore has been following Arsenal Football Club for over 10 years.
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