Oct 1, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ​Emirates Stadium
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Gonzalo Higuain "honoured" by Arsenal interest

Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain admits that he was "honoured" to be linked with a move to Arsenal over the summer.

Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain has admitted that he was "honoured" by Arsenal's attempt to sign him over the summer.

The Gunners came close to landing the former Real Madrid forward during the recent transfer window before he decided to join the Serie A side.

Higuain is now expected to come up against Arsenal tonight as Napoli travel to the Emirates Stadium in the Champions League.

"I was honoured by Arsenal's interest, I have great respect for [Arsene] Wenger and the idea to be in his plans filled me with pride," the Argentine told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"But I think my decision to come to Napoli was the best, I'm really happy with this choice."

Higuain has scored four goals in seven games since joining Napoli.

Goran Pandev of Napoli celebrates with his team-mates after scoring the opening goal during the Serie A match between Genoa CFC and SSC Napoli at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on September 28, 2013
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