Arsenal should look to exploit any uncertainty over the future of Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani by making a bid for the Uruguayan.
Cavani’s place in the French capital has plummeted to an all-time low, with manager Laurent Blanc questioning his attitude after he demanded to replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the club’s main striker.
And despite Olivier Giroud hitting top form, the Gunners are still in need of a forward if they are to win the Premier League title for the first time since 2004.
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Ever since he left Napoli for PSG in the summer of 2013, speculation has been rife that Cavani could move to the Premier League with Manchester United and Chelsea often touted as frontrunners for his signature.
Despite Ibrahimovic entering the final six months of his contract, the Swede remains the undisputed talisman of the side and their hopes of finally winning the Champions League hinge on how he fares in front of goal.
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Cavani has often been the fall man for Ibrahimovic’s genius, usually being shunted out on the wing given Blanc’s preference to play with just one striker that acts as the side’s spearhead.
Despite that, the Uruguayan international has still found the net 66 times in 113 appearances, though the club’s unnerving dominance of French football could do little to keep him in the French capital in the foreseeable future.
Arsenal should cough up whatever it takes in order to sign Cavani this summer despite Giroud finally coming good four years after signing on at the Emirates Stadium from Ligue 1 club Montpellier.
With Danny Welbeck still sidelined, and Theo Walcott as inconsistent as ever, Arsene Wenger needs a marksman made in the same mould as club legends Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp if he is to finally win the league title.
Cavani may have played second fiddle to Ibrahimovic for the majority of his time in Paris, but during his time in Serie A he was Napoli’s main man and helped fire the Italian giants to the Coppa Italia in 2012.
His ruthlessness in front of goal could increase with the likes of Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey around him, meaning he could be one of the signings of the century if Wenger can do the deal.
Any move for Cavani will not come cheap, with PSG likely to demand a fee close to the £55million they splashed on him three years ago.
His arrival would bolster Arsenal’s frontline, and mean they have a forward on a par with the likes of Sergio Aguero and Harry Kane who are driving Manchester City and Tottenham’s own title assault.
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