Arsenal are on the verge of signing their first player this transfer window and as hoped by many critics, he is not some 17 year old French kid. Wenger had been really serious regarding this transfer window and now with Gonzalo Higuain edging closer to the Emirates move; their team is going to get a real boost.
While the manager and the fans of the London club can be absolutely jubilant, because Higuain is certainly one of the best strikers in the world, questions have arisen from some quarters on Real’s decision to let go of Higuain. Terry Gibson, who has played for Manchester United and Spurs and now works as a La Liga expert, has recently stated in an interview with Talksport
“Arsenal are getting a very good player. I’m amazed Real Madrid are considering selling him. “He’s 25 years old, so he’s only going to get better. He’s been a great player for Real Madrid. Sometimes clubs and supporters get bored with the same strikers. I don’t see any reason why Higuain would leave. If Arsenal could get him for under £20million then that’s a steal.”
From 2007 until now, Higuain has featured in 187 league matches for Madrid scoring 107 goals. This speaks volumes when we take into consideration the fact that any striker playing for Madrid had to play as a second fiddle to Ronaldo and Higuain was no different. Moreover, his Gametime was divided with Benzema and there were practically no occasions when both these players were present on the field simultaneously.
Thus it can be safely concluded that while Arsenal would be a huge benefactor with the transfer of Higuain, more if they can wrap the deal within £20m, Real would have to make things work again even if they successfully get Suarez or Cavani. As it looks from here, the only thing that has triggered his move out of Real is the boredom of the supporters and the club hierarchy!
In other good news for the Arsenal fans, Santi Cazorla, Arsenal’s standout performer of this season, has stressed that he is pretty confident that the team would challenge for trophies next season and most importantly the Premier League. In a recent interview the Spaniard has stated:
‘When the team doesn’t win and we don’t get the results we want, the collective confidence does drop a little and that is natural. Now we have put in a spectacular run-in and you can see the difference in mentality,’ Cazorla said in the July edition of the official Arsenal magazine.
‘We have great players. I am sure next season we will be a better team and improve. Next season we hope we can be even better and win trophies and the supporters can enjoy it, that is what Arsenal really wants.’
The midfielder continued to talk about the radical managerial changes in the Premier league as the top three teams have all undergone some serious changes this season. Cazorla believes his former boss Manuel Pellegrini will add value to Man City and he expects nothing less from the Premier league’s top three.
The Spain international added: “I do not think it influences too much. The most radical change is at Manchester United because Ferguson has been there for so long. It will be a little difficult at the start for a new manager, but I don’t think it influences too much in terms of being and advantage for other teams. There are great managers at those clubs and I am sure it will be just as difficult.’