Ozil or Higuain, who was the better signing? Not just Ozil but both. Arsenal needs a Higuain-type striker to get to the top. Here is why:
Mesut Ozil or Gonzalo Higuian, who was the better signing? – Ozil. That's the easy answer. Arsenal, which is lead by the German international Ozil, is clearly at the top of the Premier League table and made it to the next Champions League stage.
SSC Napoli is eight points behind leading Juventus Turin in Serie A and had to settle for an early exit in Europe’s premier competition.
So obviously Ozil was the better transfer as Arsenal has the better record.
And Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger thinks so too. “Asked whether he might have signed Higuain as well as Mesut Ozil, Wenger said he found that one a difficult one to answer. ‘Am I happy with the player I got in Ozil? Very much,’ he said.”
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Wouldn’t it been nice if Arsene Wenger got both players, because despite Arsenal’s great success they are in desperate need of a poacher. Wenger can deny transfer rumours all day long but it’s inevitable: Arsenal need another striker, who takes the pressure off Olivier Giroud.
Someone like Robert Lewandowski, or Bayern Munich’s Mario Mandzukic or simply Gonzalo Higuain. Someone, who is a beast in front of the goal and nets one in an ugly win.
So to re-raise the question: Ozil or Higuain, who was the better signing? – Both is the answer if Arsenal are eyeing the Premier League or the Champions League title
Every big team has one goalscorer. The best teams have two.
Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid have two. Barcelona and Bayern Munich have even more.
Edinson Cavani, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale … the list can go on and on. All four teams have world class strikers. And who does Wenger have? Oliver Giroud is not bad. Arsenal is loaded with talent if Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott can come back healthy and continue where they left of. But if not?
One can’t disagree with the signing of Mesut Ozil but to get to the top Wenger needs both: Ozil and a Higuain-type striker. The question is whether they can find who they now need in January?
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