how many people can really both hold up the ball and run in behind? i mean, in theory, those seem opposing tasks. at his best, i think van persie was able to link up before running behind but did he really hold up the ball? as footykid said, though . . . if we have all the ball control/playmaking players on the pitch, we don't necessarily need another. we COULD use a poacher whose main interest is going to get that goal. i think that was why walcott was so successful, as you mentioned previously, while cazorla was available. plus, wenger has been looking for that poacher for eons. i am not remotely advocating higuain over icardi, please don't get me wrong (i have seen a tiny bit of higuain and literally none of icardi so i'm ignorant as f' on THAT discussion) . . . but IF the more expensive fellow who has less shelf life (AND lower/no resale) was able to get us over the hump and get us the league and get us further into CL, wouldn't the difference in "cost" be paid for by the success both in actual (prize) money and intangible (higher value for both transfer prospects AND sponsorships)?