For years Arsenal have been linked with a move for Gonzalo Higuain and although it did look likely at one time, we’ve since laughed off the speculation.

Except now, considering how difficult we’re finding it to score, us not buying the 28-year-old doesn’t seem quite as funny.

The striker has scored 24 goals in 26 for Napoli this season and has very quickly become one of the most sort after goalscorers in Europe with numerous clubs, including us and Chelsea, being linked with a move for him in the summer.

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Napoli’s Argentinian-French forward Gonzalo Higuain reacts after missing a goal during the Italian Serie A football match SSC Napoli vs AC Milan on February 22, 2016 at the San Paolo stadium in Naples. (CARLO HERMANN/AFP/Getty Images)

Napoli’s manager, Maurizio Sarri, has noticed this and reckons that come summer, he’ll be beating other teams off with a stick.

“I think that for a striker like that will come many more requests, not only by these two clubs (Chelsea and Arsenal,” Sarri said.

The only fly in the ointment is that Higuain is said to cost somewhere in the region of £78.8m, which is… huge. If we were to buy him it would be a club record. The question isn’t whether we have the money, it’s whether we would spend it on one player and what that would mean for Olivier Giroud, who Arsene Wenger has stuck by for a long time.

I’m sure in the summer we’ll have a far better idea of where the Frenchman stands.