Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain believes that Arsenal have got themselves a bargain even though they smashed their transfer record for Mesut Ozil.
The German was a deadline day signing from Real Madrid, and his former teammate, now plying his trade in Serie A, says that Ozil is one of the best players in the world.
Speaking ahead of tonight’s crunch Champions League tie, the Argentine striker said, “With Ozil, the Gunners have become even stronger.
“I believe that this deal represents the hit of the market: paying €45million, Arsenal has really made a big bargain. Mesut is one of the best forwards in the world. I played with him and it was great.
“When I see all the transfers of the summer market, I am increasingly convinced that Arsenal did the best one getting him.”
Higuain was linked heavily with a move to North London during the summer and was proud of the fact that Arsene Wenger had him in his sights, even if it didn’t work out in the end.
“I was honoured by Arsenal’s interest,” he said. “I have great respect for Wenger and the idea to be in his plans filled me with pride.
“But I think my decision to come to Napoli was the best, I’m really happy with this choice.”
And look, we dallied, he took his chance elsewhere and c’est la vie. It costs us nothing to hope he’s happy there.
But not tonight.
Or in the return leg.