There is a very interesting Arsenal rumour doing the rounds today, as the Express has reported that the Uruguayan hitman Edison Cavani is pushing PSG to allow him to move to the Emirates.
The story says that Cavani is very keen on moving to London, and especially wants to work alongside Alexis Sanchez. Apparently he is trying to get his club to lower the asking price – to tempt Arsenal into making a bid. If this is true then Wenger really should sit up and take notice. The 27 year-old has a reported price tag of £50m and is said to have a salary bill of 10 million euros, (which as about the same as Arsene Wenger earns at the current exchange rate), but he has scored a very respectable 101 goals in his last 149 games which is not a bad rate of return, and he should be worth every penny.
Obviously we already have Giroud, Welbeck and Sanogo in line for the striker position, and we really need to concentrate on getting that desperately-needed DM and a couple of defenders, but if Wenger really does have some money set aside for “when the right players become available” then it would certainly send a message to the rest of the world that the Gunners are going to be serious contenders in the future.
Who thinks Arsenal should go all out for Cavani in January, whether we get a new DM or not?