Gonzalo Higuain
Gonzalo Higuain has a £69.1million release clause in his contract with Napoli.Reuters

Arsenal's search for a striker is still on as the summer transfer window has reached the deadline day. The Gunners have very little time and they are running out of options. Metro reported that Arsenal are still interested in Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain.

The Gunners have been linked with several forwards across the world but coach Arsene Wenger had said a couple of weeks ago that they are not close to signing anybody. But it is the last day of the summer transfer window and in order to bolster their attacking front, they will have to find a new striker. It is now or never for the Gunners.

Earlier, Arsenal were linked heavily with Higuain but the moment they started chasing Karim Benzema from Real Madrid, they pulled the plug on the former Real Madrid striker.

The Argentine forward has a £69.1million release clause in his contract and Napoli insisted that he is not going anywhere. If any club would want to buy him, then they will have to meet the demand. Reports suggested that Arsenal pulled the plug on Benzema's chase too after the French striker posted a photo on Instagram stating that he wants to stay at Santiago Bernabeu. Benzema would have cost them around £50 million, which is cheaper than Higuain.

As of now on the transfer deadline day, Daily Star claims that the North London club are closing in on Edinson Cavani who would also cost them around £45 million. It is up to Wenger now, as he has very little time left on his side. If he wants Arsenal to flourish in this season of the Premier League, then he surely needs another striker.

Reports also suggest that if the Edinson Cavani deal from PSG fails, then Arsenal will go for the last minute kill for Higuain from Napoli. And everything has to be finalised before 6pm BST (10:30pm IST) Tuesday.

Telegraph's Jeremy Wilson opined that it is unlikely that Arsenal are to do any business and it was further evident from his series of tweets on Twitter.  

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