Gonzalo Higuain
Gonzalo Higuain says he turned down Arsenal for Napoli.

Gonzalo Higuain has revealed he was offered a move to Arsenal in the summer but the striker insists that he is happy with his choice to move from Real Madrid to Napoli.

The Gunners were strongly linked with a move for Higuain throughout the most recent transfer window but it appeared that Arsene Wenger preferred to pursue Luis Suarez, with the Argentina international eventually signing a deal to replace Edinson Cavani at Napoli.

He has so far proven to be a good signing for the Serie A club, while the Gunners failed to land Suarez but have found that Olivier Giroud has delivered to help push the club to the top of the Premier League table.

And as Arsenal prepare to meet Napoli in a tough Champions League group stage match-up Higuain has admitted that he had the chance to join the Gunners but chose to move to Italy instead.

He told Gazzetta dello Sport, as translated by Sport Witness: "I was honoured with the interest of Arsenal, I have great respect for Wenger and the idea that he had me in his plans filled me with pride. But I think my decision to come to Naples was the best, I'm really happy with this choice."

Wenger admitted earlier in the week that he had pursued Higuain, after the manager constantly refused to comment on the situation over the summer.

The striker has so far scored four goals for Napoli who sit at the top of the Serie A table without a loss after six games. Their performance against Borussia Dortmund in which they won 2-1 in their first Champions League group stage game was an indication of how much of a threat Rafa Benitez's men will be across Europe this season and Arsenal have a big challenge ahead if they hope to close down the Italian outfit tonight.