Why Arsenal should consider a bid for Higuain in January amidst reported Chelsea interest

Gonzalo Higuain Argentina

The Gunners should rival their London rivals for the Argentine for a number of reasons, regardless of Napoli's big asking price.

Arsenal should seriously consider a bid for Gonzalo Higuain in January if Chelsea’s reported interest is genuine.

The Gunners have long been linked with the Argentine striker, who is currently continuing to impress with the Italians in Serie A.

His form has reportedly caught the attention of Premier League champions Chelsea and the striker is thought to be high on Jose Mourinho’s list of potential long-term targets, according to the Mirror.

The Blues are in desperate need of reinforcements up front, as Diego Costa struggles to recapture last season’s form, Radamel Falcao continues his fall from grace and Loic Remy is not favoured.

That could lead to a move for in-form Higuain, although it would take big money for Napoli to sanction a sale as far as the Mirror is concerned.

However, if Chelsea’s interest is genuine, then their London rivals Arsenal should consider trying to pip them to the post for the Argentine.

Much was made of their failure to sign a striker in the summer, with Arsene Wenger electing to put his faith in Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud instead.

So far that has worked, but Higuain is in a different class to those two and adding him into a side already full of goals and creativity is a mouth-watering prospect.

An addition such as that could also be a big mental boost to the side as they look to win the title this season.

If they are still competing come January, the addition of Higuain would not only boost the side in terms of goals, but potentially give them the lift to carry on competing right to the end of the campaign.

Plus, if the move were to happen with them fighting off rivals Chelsea for his signature; it could sent out a real message that the Gunners mean business now and in future.

Of course, January is a long way away at this stage in the campaign, but if Chelsea’s interest is genuine, then Arsenal should be looking to steal a march on their rivals before it is too late.

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