By FOX Sports staff
The Gunners, who spent much of the summer chasing Higuain's signature, were left disappointed last month when he opted to join the Partenopei from Real Madrid for a reported £34.5million.
While Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is still looking for a striker to bolster his attack, the Serie A side are shaping up well for the coming season given the Argentina international will be a like-for-like replacement for Edinson Cavani, who left the club to join Paris St-Germain.
And Napoli coach Rafa Benitez, who is also new at the Stadio San Paolo, has revealed he will unleash his new forward on Saturday in the opening game of the Emirates Cup.
"I don't know how long [he will play] but I think that he has to play because he is training well," he said. "He is fine, but we'll have to manage it at the time.
"He's a great player and it was an easy decision for me [to sign him].
"I told the chairman that I liked the player, so the technical director and the chairman, they were quick and after we signed the player [I was] really pleased because he is a top class player."
Another new arrival at Napoli is goalkeeper Pepe Reina, who left Liverpool after being deemed surplus to requirements following the signing of Simon Mignolet.
And Benitez, who worked with Reina during his time at Anfield, believes the loan signing of the Spain international could prove to be a real coup.
"Obviously, I know the situation and I was surprised," he explained. "Because we were trying to sign Julio Cesar.
"It was a surprise for us when Pepe Reina was available, so for us it's a big boost. [It is] really important because he's a great player."
Benitez was handed the Napoli reins after his brief role as interim manager of Chelsea came to an end at the conclusion of last season.