Arsenal signing Higuain reflects the Gunners’ new found strengths

The Football Space

New contributor and resident Arsenal expert Ollie Turner looks at how Arsenal’s imminent capture of Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid shows a change of intent at the Emirates

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Even the bookies have suspended bets on this one. Gonzalo Higuain’s transfer to the Emirates looks imminent, for a fee of around £22 million. After an undeniably sub-par few seasons, it looks like Arsene Wenger is making a move of intent. Gary Neville stated after Arsenal’s final game of last season that the North London side had been building financially, but that now is the time to ‘go’, and it seems that those at Arsenal agree.

But why has it taken this long for Arsenal to make a top signing? The last time the Gunners really splashed out was back in 2009, paying £15 million to bring Andrei Arshavin to London. Since then, no trophies have been won, so it seemed to…

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