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Arsenal’s missing striker Gonzalo Higuain hits 100 goals in Italy

Congratulations, Gonzalo Higuain. The Argentinian today scored his 100th Serie A goal, hitting the net twice as Juventus beat AC Milan. Higuain, 29, has scored 101 goals in 153 games in Italy’s top flight since arriving in Italy from Real Madrid in July 2013. You will recall that Higuain joined for €40 million. In 2016 he moved to Juventus for €90 million.

But none of that happened if you read the Sun. According to the paper of record, Higuan plays for Arsenal, who he joined for £23m in 2013.


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He then went to Liverpool:


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Such are the facts.

Posted: 28th, October 2017 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Sports, Tabloids | Comment

Higuain Watch: striker demands Chelsea, wants Liverpool, shuns Manchester United, signs for Arsenal, moves nowhere

Transfer balls: every summer a familiar platoon of players feature in tabloid stories telling of their imminent moves to the Premier League. One of that number is Gonzalo Higuain, who, as you will recall, signed for Arsenal on July 6 2013. Well, so said the Sun


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For anyone who missed that scoop, the good news is that the story of Higuain to Arsenal still features as fact on the Sun’s website.

ARSENAL last night smashed their transfer record when they agreed a £23million fee for Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain… Higuain, 25, has been given permission by Madrid to fly to London following weeks of negotiations. And boss Arsene Wenger has made it clear he wants the powerful goalscorer on board when Arsenal head for their tour of the Far East next Thursday.

The deal, which has been confirmed by the player’s father Jorge, comes as a huge relief for Wenger… The Gunners’ previous biggest signing was the £16.5million they paid to sign Santi Cazorla from Malaga last summer and propels the club back into the big time. Now Wenger wants to build on Higuain’s imminent arrival by pressing ahead with negotiations for Wayne Rooney and Julio Cesar… Wenger believes that the capture of Higuain will convince other world-class stars to join.

And so to todays news in the Mirror that Higuain, who plays for Napoli, has made a “plea” to join Liverpool.

“The former Real Madrid striker, who has attracted interested [sic] from Arsenal previously, is  keen to come to the Premier League would would like to play under Kop boss Jurgen Klopp.”


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So. It’s Higuain to Liverpool. Or not. These other news facts from the Sun:


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May 4: “Chelsea target Gonzalo Higuain wants £42million move to the Bridge… but only if Diego Costa leaves”


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May 22, 2016: Higuain not move to Chelsea, Manchester Untied nor any other Premier League club.

Manchester United and Chelsea dealt massive blow as Gonzalo Higuain will NOT be making a Premier League switch in the summer

More on Higuain to come…


Posted: 30th, May 2016 | In: Arsenal, Back pages, Liverpool, Sports, Tabloids | Comment

Transfer Balls: Liverpool Sign Higuain For £9m More Than Arsenal Bought Him For

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TRANSFER Balls: The Daily Star says “Liverpool suffer HUGE blow as Arsenal move a step CLOSER to signing Gonzalo Higuain”.

Know that:

ARSENAL are leading the race to sign Napoli star Gonzalo Higuain.

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Posted: 30th, October 2014 | In: Arsenal, Liverpool, Sports | Comment (1)

Soledad Fandino photos to pin on the Arsenal doggers bulletin board

(SO) Soledad Fandino is dating Arsenal-bound Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain. 

Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere was in conversation with ESPN sports:

ESPN: “Are you excited about the prospect of Gonzalo Higuain joining Arsenal?”

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Posted: 2nd, July 2013 | In: Sports | Comment

Arsenal buy £50m Gonzalo Higuain for £25.5m with a bid of just £22m

ARSENAL transfer news: more expert views on Gonzalo Higuain in the media:

Is Gonzalo Higuain leaving Real Madrid for Arsenal? Having previously reported that the deal was done and dusted, some voices in the media should consider the words of the player’s agent and father, the one and same Jorge Higuain. He tells La Gazzetta dello Sport:

“Real Madrid will decide. There is still no signature, but I can assure you that agreements with both Arsenal and Juventus are very advanced.”

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Posted: 24th, June 2013 | In: Sports | Comment

Arsenal swoop for Marouane Fellaini, Gonzalo Higuain, Wayne Rooney and, er, Tony Adams?

Steve Morrow (left), recovering from a broken arm, in the Clementine Churchill Hospital, is visited by his Arsenal team captain Tony Adams, with the Coca-Cola Cup that Arsenal won by beating Sheffield Wednesday.

ARSENAL balls: A looks at the transfer of Marouane Fellaini, Gonzalo Higuain and Tony Adams?

Tony Adams says he should be in charge at Arsenal. How you view that news will depend on your opinion of the former Arsenal skipper as either a great on-field captain, an off-the-field mess or a disappointing manager. The Mirror says of Adams:

Arsenal legend Tony Adams reckons he’d make a better Gunners chairman than Sir Chips Keswick

“Chips is a great guy but not a very imaginative choice – and he is 73. If they just wanted a figurehead, they should have gone for me”

Tony, no. Sir Chips is Runyonesque. The curent Arsenal upper echelon features ‘Silent’ Stan Kroenke, a Russian-Uzbek heavy called Alisher Usmanov, Farhad Moshiri, Sir Chips, Ken Friar, Lord Harris of Peckham and Ivan Gazidis. It’s a pretty exotic collection of names, although, admittedly, not as wonderful as the pre-Kroenke days when the Arsenal board featured Danny Fiszman, David Dein, Keith Edelman, Richard Carr, Peter Hill-Wood and Nina Bracewell-Smith. Tony Adams is not a name that fits.

Having heard from one former Gunner, TalkSport hears from another, one Perry Groves.

“As an Arsenal fan if you sign Higuain, Rooney and trigger the release clause for Fellaini, then that would increase [the quality of] your side by 30-40% straight away.”

As as Arsenal fans, Groves should have realised by now that he’s dreaming. Or is he? The site SportsPulse says:

Arsenal have made a £23,000,000 bid for Marouane Fellaini’s which activates his release clause and have started talks with the Everton midfielder.

Or as The Daily Post reports:

ARSENAL are expected to finally launch a £24m bid to sign Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini.

This site says Arsenal have offered Felliani £70,000 a week. The Telegraph says Arsenal “Are ready to activate Marouane Fellaini’s £23 million release clause at Everton.”

On planet football £1million is a small matter.

Ray Parlour, yet another former Gooner being paid to voice an opinion, says:

“They need to go out and spend money now, reports are saying there’s £70m available at the moment. If I was Arsene Wenger, I’d say go out and spend £100m and get the right players to have a real go of it next season.”

Where Wenger gets this extra £30m from does not bother Parlour. It’s football. Money just happens.

On EuroSport, Jan Molby is also talking big numbers:

It’s currently looking like Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain will be the first big acquisition, but I would dare to suggest that this potential signing would be the absolute highest they go for anyone all summer. The reported record fee of £25million is still less than what Manchester City, Chelsea and company spend on a lot of players. Sometimes it has even been half the value of a City or Blues purchase.

Everyone else is reporting that Higuain is being bought for £22m or £20m. Molby just thinks bigger. If you are going to speculate, why not just add a few million?

More transfer balls every day…

Photo: Steve Morrow (left), recovering from a broken arm, in the Clementine Churchill Hospital, is visited by his Arsenal team captain Tony Adams, with the Coca-Cola Cup that Arsenal won by beating Sheffield Wednesday. It was, famously, Adams who dropped Morrow during the team’s celebrations at Wembley. 

Posted: 23rd, June 2013 | In: Sports | Comments (6)

Gonzalo Higuain: new Arsenal striker loses £50,000 a week (news round-up)


THE Daily Gonzalo Higuain – Anorak’s look at the Real Madrid forward wanted by Arsenal in today’s news:

Football “Higuain’s Arsenal Transfer On Hold”

Real Madrid fixer Ernesto Bronzetti says he doesn’t know anything about an Arsenal transfer for striker Gonzalo Higuain and claims a number of clubs are interested in the 25-year-old…

“Up to five or six teams want him,” Bronzetti said. “But until the new coach is appointed, there will be nothing new on this topic.”

The Daily Mirror: “When will Arsenal sign Gonzalo Higuaín?”

That question to you, newspaper. The Daily Express says Arsenal are “close” to signing him.

The Daily Mail reports that the deal is done:

Arsenal have finally joined the Premier League’s biggest spenders after finalising a record-breaking deal to sign Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain that could be worth a staggering £50million

The Daily Star agrees:


But then the Star salso reports:


The trusty Daily Star has all angles covered by scoops.

The Guardian has facts:

Real Madrid striker happy with £130,000-a-week four-year deal
• Arsenal hope to complete deal before 11 July

What’s the deal worth to the Argentine strikers? What will he earn every week?

£150,000 –  Daily Mail


£130,000 – Irish Independent

£125,000Evening Standard


Wow! He’s losing £50,000-a-week with Goal. Whatever will the taxman say?

More transfer balls from the news media every day…

Posted: 21st, June 2013 | In: Sports | Comments (3)