Wilshere wants more Arsenal signings in Higuain class

Jack Wilshere has welcomed the ambition shown by Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger in trying to bring Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain to the club, the Daily Mirror has reported, and Wilshere hopes Higuain is not the last player of that calibre to be targeted by the boss.

Higuain is widely expected to complete a £25m more from Madrid to the Gunners this summer, and Wilshere believes it is players such as Higuain that will help Arsenal become title challengers once more. It is now eight years since Arsenal won a trophy of any kind, last lifting the FA Cup with a penalty shootout win over Manchester United in 2005.

You look at the type of players, like Higuain, we’re trying to bring in, and you’ve got to be encouraged,” Wilshere said, adding: “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. There’s no way United would have won the Premier League trophy with 18 players.

Arsenal have not won the title since 2004, meaning Wenger’s side are facing a decade without topping the Premier League if they are not front-runners at the end of the coming season. Wilshere however would be satisfied with a trophy of any kind, he admits, having not picked up any winners’ medals in his Arsenal career thus far.

It’s no secret we need to win a trophy,” the England international said. “How long has it been now?

The players feel the pressure and we’ve gotten close a few times, like with the Carling Cup, a couple of years ago. I think once we win one, others will follow.

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