Emirates Stadium side develop a taste for spending.
Arsenal have reportedly finalised a deal to sign Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain will now push on with efforts to land Man United striker Wayne Rooney according to the Daily Mail.
The deal to capture 25 year old Argentine Higuain will reportedly cost Arsenal a total in excess of £50m in terms of his fee and wages but this is seemingly not a problem for the cash rich North London side who are now ready to spend sums the likes of Chelsea, Man City and Man United routinely splash out.
Higuain has agreed a four-year contract, which taking into account bonuses is worth up to £150,000 per week. A deal will be announced once Real Madrid have a permanent successor to Jose Mourinho in place with Carlo Ancelotti expected to be the man to take over from the Portuguese boss.
Arsenal’s billionaire shareholder Alisher Usmanov has urged manager Arsene Wenger to continue his spending with an ambitious move to sign Man United star Wayne Rooney.
Rooney will demand a pay packet in the region of the £250k deal he is currently enjoying at Old Trafford and one would imagine it would cost Arsenal upwards of £30m to tempt Man United into selling the forward, who made a verbal request to leave the Premier League champions towards the end of last season.
Arsene Wenger has clearly identified his attack as the area in most need of investment but will still stick with Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott though one would imagine that if the Arsenal boss does indeed bring in this high-profile pair then his current attacking options may well have to fight for their first team chances.
Arsenal are likely to offload Nicklas Bendtner, Park Chu-Young, Marouane Chamakh and Gervinho in order to make room for any striking purchases.