Arsenal legend Ian Wright has urged Arsene Wenger to bring Napoli striker Edinson Cavani to the Emirates Stadium during the January transfer window.

The Uruguay international has netted 42 goals in 61 appearances since his move to the Stadio San Paolo in the summer of last year and, thus, has been linked with a number of Europe's top clubs.

Chelsea have been touted as possible suitors for Cavani, as have Manchester United and Real Madrid.

Arsenal, though, should consider entering the race for the signature of the 24-year-old, says Wright, as Arsene Wenger scours the market for back-up for Gunners captain Robin van Persie.

"Without a top-class attacker alongside Robin van Persie, Arsenal are only one injury away from everything blowing up in their faces," former Gunners star Wright said in his column in The Sun.

"That's why I think Arsene MUST bid for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani — El Matador — if there is any chance of tempting him from Italy next month."

He added: "He's the type defenders hate playing against, always on the move, always looking for the right run, always a threat.

"More than anything, he always looks hungry — the sort of guy who could be having a shocker, but is still likely to nick you a goal out of nothing. That's something Arsenal need right now."

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