Former Arsenal target out to haunt Wenger's men in Champions League


During the summer rumours were rife that Gonzalo Higuain could join the Gunners from Real Madrid, tonight he lines up against them for Napoli.

The ' boo boys' have been silenced, the critics have crawled back under their rocks and at present, everything is good for Arsenal and all those at the Emirates.

The Gunners sit atop of the Premier League having won five of their six games, the only blot on the copybook being a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Aston Villa on opening day.

Since then the North London side have also racked up victories over West Brom in the League Cup and both Fenerbahce and Marseille in the Champions League.

The good ship Arsenal is steady then, but one man who could rock the boat, just so happens to be a former target of the Gunners, Gonzalo Higuain.

The striker should line up for Napoli in tonight's Champions League game against Arsene Wenger's men, just a month after apparently favouring a move to Italy instead of London.

The former Real Madrid hitman has netted four times since his move to Napoli and Arsenal daren't give a player in such form a chance or they could see their winning run come to an abrupt halt.

When asked about the possibility of Higuain moving to Arsenal in the summer at his pre-match news conference, Wenger was reluctant to confirm any move and said:

"It is not the best moment to talk about transfers.

"He was on the market, as you know, and several clubs were in for him.

"I do not think it needs to be talked about again.

Last time the two sides met, fans were greeted by a thrilling game, which despite being a pre-season friendly, was highly competitive, Arsenal found themselves 2-0 down on that occasion before bravely fighting back to level at 2-2.

When commenting on the playing style of tonight's opponents, Wenger added: "We have to be organised against Napoli because they are very good on the counter-attack.

"The four players that contribute the most up front are Higuain, Jose Callejon, Lorenzo Insigne and Marek Hamsik, who is a vital player and gives the most assists in their team."

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