Arsenal favourites to sign Gonzalo Higuain


Arsenal are favourites to sign the 28-year-old goal machine.

Picture Supplied by Action Images

Sky Bet have quoted Arsenal at 3/1 to sign Napoli star Gonzalo Higuain.

The 28-year-old striker might well leave the Italian side this summer after his agent and brother confirmed via Sky Sports that the Argentine - whose current contract expires in 2018 - would not be signing an extension with the Naples outfit.

It was reported by The Mirror in May that Liverpool were keen on bringing him to Anfield, but Arsenal are 3/1 favourites going by Sky Bet prices.

Soccer: 2016 Copa America Centenario-Argentina at Chile

French giants Paris Saint-Germain are second favourites at 5/1, while the Gunners' rivals Chelsea are next at 6/1, with Manchester United and Manchester City also in the mix and 8/1 and 12/1 respectively.

If Higuain does leave Napoli, it will not be on the cheap. According to Sky Sports, the former Real Madrid hitman has a buyout clause of around £72 million which might deter the notoriously-frugal Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal certainly need a new centre-forward, however.

Picture Supplied by Action Images - Olivier Giroud

Olivier Giroud has his uses, and he will score his fair share of goals, but he went 15 Premier League games without scoring in the second half of last season in a barren spell which undoubtedly contributed to Arsenal finishing 10 points behind champions Leicester City.

Higuain, on the other hand, netted 36 times in 35 Serie A outings and it is clear to see why his buyout clause is so steep.

Tottenham's Federico Fazio in action with Arsenal's Olivier Giroud

Register for ARSENAL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch