Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has said that he cannot wait for the arrival of striker Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid. The club has been involved in negotiations with the Spanish giants for a number of months and it is believed that a deal is extremely close. Juventus have been one of the main competitors for his signature, but it is believed that Arsenal have convinced that the Argentine ace enough that a move to the Emirates stadium is the right one at his stage. The striker has been at Real Madrid since 2006, but he has never really been a first team regular.

The intense competition from French striker Karim Benzema and Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo has played havoc with his first team opportunities, which he believes will be detrimental to his chances of making it into the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Even though he is set to hold talks with manager Carlo Ancelotti over his importance with the team, he is likely to be sold if he cannot be convinced by the Italian. Despite having the likes of Lukas Podolski and Oliver Giroud, Arsenal found their strikeforce a little bit on the weaker side in comparison with the likes of Manchester city and Manchester United last season.

Hence, Wilshere is looking forward to the arrival of the Higuain for £ 23 million.

“You look at the type of players like Higuain we’re trying to bring in and you’ve got to be encouraged. I’ve never played against him but anyone who plays for Real Madrid and Argentina has to be quality. I think we need a few more, not to step right into the team but to add to the squad. We need our squad to be as deep as United’s and City’s. They can change their back four completely and still win,” said Wilshere.

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