Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted his club was close to signing former Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain in the just concluded transfer window. The Argentine was strongly linked to the gunners but ended up signing for Napoli in a deal believed to be close to 37 million pounds.
“We were working on two or three targets and he was one of them,” Wenger said.
“It didn’t come off in the end, that doesn’t take anything away from his quality.
“Napoli took advantage of that at the right moment, it’s more about timing as well.
“In the end Real Madrid sold two great players, one of them went to Napoli, one [Mesut Ozil] went to Arsenal so it’s 1-1 on that front.”
The Gunners ended up signing no one in the transfer window after also getting frustrated in their attempt to signin Wayne Rooney and Luiz Suarez.
Arsenal are set to take on Higuain’s new club Napoli in the champions league group match day 2 on Tuesday.