Arsenal morning news: Higuain on his choice and Drmic exit not 'a done deal' says coach

All the news and gossip from The Emirates Stadium this morning.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is set to continue with his buying British philosophy by attempting to bring in Fulham starlet Patrick Roberts at the end of the season.

The 17-year-old is considered one of the hottest prospects in the country and the attacker only signed his first professional contract with The Cottagers in February.

He made his debut for the club against Manchester City last month - but despite plenty of first-team opportunities being on the table Arsenal could convince him to make a switch across London in order to remain a Premier League player - if Fulham are, as expected, relegated.

Gonzalo Higuain, who was heavily linked with a move to Arsenal in the summer - has again spoken of his decision to join Napoli from Real Madrid.

The striker stated:

“When a man like Aurelio De Laurentiis spends that much money to have you, you can’t help but be grateful. I chose Napoli because this city is fantastic for anyone who plays football. Did Juve want me? When I heard that I was going to leave Spain, I was linked with many sides including Juve, but I chose Napoli and they wanted to build a winning team.”

Arsenal under-21s were defeated last night by Everton as their disappointing 2014 continues. A goal from Ainsley Maitland-Niles proved to be little more than a simple consolation as two goals from Magaye Gueye secured The Toffees a 2-1 win at Hague Avenue.

Striker target Josip Drmic’s club manager has spoken about the interest in his goal-machine forward. FC Nurnberg head coach Martin Bader has told BILD:

"Unlike some outsiders I do not see his departure as a done deal…I hope he plays a great World Cup. This would be great for him and for us. I assume that the future of Josip is cleared before the World Cup."

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