Arsenal manager switches attentions to £59m-rated Serie A striker after giving up Karim Benzema chase

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is ready to finally splash the cash on a world-class striker this summer, following reports in Telegraph Sport that he has identified Napoli‘s Gonzalo Higuaín as his main transfer target.

The Gunners boss has only brought in goalkeeper Petr Cech so far during the window and with deadline day fast approaching, he is reportedly still hopeful of strengthening his squad before Tuesday.

With moves for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema and Paris Saint-Germain star Edinson Cavani proving unsuccessful this summer, it appears the French manager is set to reignite his interest in Higuaín after coming close to signing him in 2013.

The north London outfit have struggled for goals at the start of the new season and after failing to score at the Emirates Stadium against Liverpool last Monday, a move for Higuaín would certainly get them firing again.

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The Argentinian has been in spectacular form since joining the Serie A outfit from Real Madrid as he has scored 35 league goals in just two full seasons in Italy.

One potential problem could be that Napoli have reportedly slapped an £59million fee on the 27-year-old’s head and it remains to be seen whether Wenger is willing to spend that sort of money.

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