Smith has message for Chelsea fans over Pulisic and Higuain deals

Arsenal legend Alan Smith has rated the signings of Christian Pulisic and Gonzalo Higuain at Chelsea.

Despite alot of transfer speculation linking a number of world class players with Stamford Bridge, Maurizio Sarri only managed to sign Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund and Higuain from Juventus on-loan until the end of the season.

However, there are many in the media that are not happy with the business as the club needed to acquire a world class defender and a striker that will be at the club longer than a few months.

Asked about the clubs business in the January transfer window, former striker Smith told Sky Sports: ‘They have gone to the top end in terms of players and fees in Higuain and Pulisic.

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‘They did need a striker and they have filled that gap, but Higuain does need to get fitter and acclimatised to this style of football.

‘However, there is all sorts going on there, so it is not just a question of putting in a striker and all being well.

‘Pulisic is a young player with a lot of potential, although he was not pulling up trees at Dortmund and he lost his place to Jadon Sancho.

‘But the deal will give them pace and width next season and they have lightened the wage bill.

‘And they needed a striker and given there were not many out there with that sort of pedigree, they have done well.’

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Here is what we think.

We should have done more business then we did as Sarri needed to improve on a number of positions.

Pulisic is a brilliant midfielder that has the potential to go on and be a real asset for the club, but Higuain is a man on the decline and only time will tell if he is to be a good signing.

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