Arsenal fans received a glimmer of hope as reports from the Mirror claimed that Higuain is stalling on his Napoli move in anticipation that Arsenal may still make a bid for him. The Real Madrid striker was set for an Emirates move only weeks ago but now Napoli have had a bid of £30 million accepted by the Los Blancos with the Gunners nowhere in the picture.
Higuain had been pretty vocal about his desire to leave the Bernabeu after spending 7 successful seasons in Madrid. Initially Arsene Wenger and company were the frontrunners for the Argentine international and had agreed upon personal terms too. However, the negotiations stagnated as Wenger refused to pay in the excess of £23 million for the former River plate forward.