Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger confesses Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain was a summer target.

Arsenal will meet Napoli in the Champions League this week.

"We were working on two or three targets and he was one of them," Wenger said. "It didn't come off in the end, that doesn't take anything away from his quality.

"Napoli took advantage of that at the right moment, it's more about timing as well.

"In the end Real Madrid sold two great players, one of them went to Napoli, one [Mesut Ozil] went to Arsenal so it's 1-1 on that front."

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