We have discussed in various posts what Higuain has to offer to Arsenal, but why should he choose for us? Here are five excellent reasons:
- Arsenal are going places again. It is a great time to join Arsenal now, as any proper agent who looks into the club’s current financial and strategic position will tell him. We are perfectly positioned to make the final step towards winning silverware and become a force in the UK and Europe again, and I am sure Arsene and Gazidis will have been working hard to put this message across to him. Recent comments by the latter regarding our ability to spend big now, and Arsene to sign a new contract soon, were most probably meant to convince our transfer targets that the club is going places again.
- Higuain clearly wants to have a pivotal role in a team. Despite all his talent and many fine performances for RM, he is yet to move away from the periphery to the very core of the team. He has had enough of that now and wants a central role at a big club. He will have to compete with Giroud for this and the Frenchman won’t make it as easy as many believe it would be for the Argentinean. But with hard work and dedication, his superior technical and finishing skills should make him top dog in our attack. On top of all of that, Arsenal can play the sort of football in which Higuain will get great service and is able to shine properly. With the likes of Cazorla, Wilshere, Theo, Rosicky and Pod – and maybe one of Cesc, Jovetic or Rooney as well – on the pitch, he will get Michelin Star service, and who would not want to be on the receiving end of that?!
- He will find three fellow ‘Spanish mother tongue’ speakers at Arsenal: Nacho, Zorro and Santi (and maybe Cesc if our dream is to come to full fruition!). This will help him tremendously with settling into the team and not feeling isolated on the pitch too much. At Arsenal, as at any proper team, effective link-up play and getting towards telepathic on-field relationships are prerequisites for successful football; and for that, good communication between the players is paramount. Having fellow Spanish speakers on the pitch is therefore a big bonus, and not something many (if any) non-Spanish clubs can offer.
- Robben and Sneijder left RM and became very successful. The Dutchmen were unceremoniously pushed aside by the club through an act of sheer desperation to kick Barcelona of its throne, by buying Ronaldo, Benzema, Alonso, Kaka during one crazy summer in 2009. Los Blancos failed to dislodge the reviled Catalonians, despite all the hundreds of million Euros they spent, but Sneijder and Robben have been able to win top silverware in the meantime. Leaving RM, especially when you are not part of the core of the team, can be the best thing to do, and Arsenal are just the club to do a ‘Sneijder-Robben’ on RM.
- Gaucho at Canary Wharf serves up some awesome Argentinian steaks! Joining Arsenal in London would definitely not be a misteak! 😛
So, there is every reason for the France born Argentinean to join the French-Spanish-Anglo Gunners at Arsenal. You won’t regret it Gonzalo the (almost) Gunner! 😉
Written by: TotalArsenal.