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Higuain explains leaving Napoli for Juventus; scoffs at Arsenal rejection

Gonzalo Higuain has explained why he left Napoli for Juventus.

The Argentina striker angered Napoli fans at the time.

He explained, “I left because I thought what else do I have to do in order to win something after scoring 36 goals? So when Juventus came along and asked after me, there was no room for doubt.

Napoli fans were very angry, but what goes around comes around, so for all the insults and hate they aimed at me, I scored six goals against them in eight games."

Higuain, now of Inter Miami, also said: “Juventus were more demanding over my weight. They took a photograph of me every year, but I just laughed, as I knew how it was going to end… with 30 goals. At times I still held my tummy in for the photos, though."

On his move from Real Madrid to Arsenal, Higuain also recalled: “I remember that I was on the verge of going to Arsenal when I went to Napoli, but they said I was too expensive. And a few days later, they paid €80m for Ozil!"

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