Arsenal boss does NOT deny Cavani transfer rumour! Hmm…

After Arsenal had to hang on with 10 men against QPR on Boxing day, Arsene Wenger was asked about the future of Lukas Podolski at Arsenal. It was because the German international did not feature at all, although the manager was able to explain that the need to dig in meant that he was never going to bring on another striker at that point.

But although the boss was playing down any talk of Podolski leaving the Gunners during the January transfer window, he did not categorically deny it. And he did not deny the rumours about a January swoop for the PSG and Uruguay international striker Edinson Cavani either, but he did allude to the rumours coming from France, as an report explains.

Wenger said, “I don’t give any importance to rumours. There was a rumour two days ago in France that I offered £62 million for Cavani from Paris Saint-Germain. Everyday there is a different rumour so I don’t give importance to that. In every big club you have some players who don’t play and they are not happy. If you find players who are happy when they don’t play you have a problem. He [Podolski] will play. Rosicky had an outstanding game today and he didn’t play for a long time. Our job is always to be ready when you play.”

A report by Metro today claims that the French champions are expecting an offer from Arsenal for their forward, of around £50 million, and it also declares that PSG are going to accept it.

It is widely believed in France that Cavani will be moving on in January, with Arsenal now seemingly favourites, but most people in England are expecting Arsenal to concentrate on strengthening the squad in the defensive and midfield areas rather than up front. But could Wenger be set to surprise us all again?

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  1. I’d take cavani..

    Not at £50m though – can’t see it happening..

    More pressing – We need the defence and midfield strengthening !!!!

    Spend £50m on 2 defenders and a holding midfielder.. That money would certainly get us something better than what we have!

    1. what of bringing cavani and somebody who can play both cb and dm, like Martinez, Gustavo for around 65m ?? then another cb in the summer. just saying!

    2. Exactly.

      I’d leave Cavani until the summer, he won’t do much for us from Jan onwards. But a prem experienced DM like Schneiderlin would along with a proper CB.

      Priorities. Plus, this Cavani link seems compete white.

  2. Would be a dream buy if we get him! But i have mix feelings on this! Honestly would be surprise of the year, if wenger brings him to the emirates!

        1. He’d be the same age as RVP when he was at his final season for us… you know the one where he scored 30 league goals. Granted £50m is a preposterous amount for someone of that age, I’d like to think that Wenger and his haggling skills could probably get him for £30m or so in the summer. PSG aren’t catering to his strengths, and the team as a whole is having a torrid season. There aren’t many more options in the forward department that I can willingly say are world class and would be available.

  3. Cavani would turn into a monster at Arsenal. Perfect age to conquer the Epl. Cant see Wenger splashing the cash thugh.

  4. What do you people think of getting Alex Song back at Arsenal? Cheap player who knows how to play the Arsenal way? With the rest of the money we could spend big on a player like Hummels.

  5. Meh. £50m for someone who hasn’t been in form for two seasons. I’d rather the money goes towards Hummels and Schneiderlin or similar.

    1. Why the Hummels fascination when he has such a poor injury record, the guy is forever injured. Why spend all that fortune on someone who’ll be keeping Diaby company ? Benedikt Höwedes and Neven Subotic are also good players and aren’t injury-prone

  6. £50m pays for Hummels and Krychowiak. Centre back and defensive midfielder issues solved. £50m for Cavani? I don’t think so..

    1. Hummels and Krychowiak would be MASSIVE.

      I don’t see the captain of BVB departing in January though, now that they are playing the worst season in a long time. Maybe in the summer if they will miss on CL or worse, get relegated.

    2. We need to look at people who can play in the CL, Hummels would be cup tied.
      Each stage we advance brings in more cash, non cup tied players could pay for themselves with CL money.

  7. Cavani would be an impressive signing.

    We could throw podolski in the deal + 38m….or do a double loan deal with the view to buy for each player.

    Podolski would be great for them he is prelific enough to deputise Ibrahimovic and he would play wide for them aswell.

  8. Wenger shuld splah dat cash un a ud DM n a CB, anytin else widawt dis two is unnaceptable period. Cavani aint top priority ryt naw

  9. Cavani and a top defender is what we NEED

    Imagine Cavani with Walcott, Ozil (#10) and Sanchez behind him. Giroud and Welbeck as supersubs

    We would have the best attack in the PL

  10. Sell Podolski — loan campbell & Sanogo + buy cavani/a DM/ a CB.
    We have the money, if we do smart business we can turn things around and with Ozil/Walcott and Ramsay returning from injuries we can win the league

  11. 62 mill for a 28 yr old in January!!!
    Does that sound like Wenger?
    We already have a 32 mill Sanchez
    16 mill Wellbeck, Giroud Podolski
    Sanogo Campbell Ox, Walcott
    Cazorla Rosicky Ramsey Ozil
    Akpom Gnabry Wilshere.
    14 attackers. So why spend 62 mill on another
    attacker with a massive salary? Makes no
    sense especially when we have a
    desperate need for 2 CB’s and 2 DM’s.
    How does this meet FFP requirements?
    Is there gonna be a loan?
    A big player sell off?
    Is it all just transfer mind games to
    muddy the waters?

    1. @davidnz it’s not going to happen, like you said it doesn’t make any sense.It is a wishful thinking by Bob.You know wishing or imagining something would happen
      that isn’t exactly realistic.

    2. According to Arsenal’s accounts there are plenty of cash/short term loans, I understand that spending this wouldn’t contravene FFP. So a big spend and no fire sale is a technical possibility – however we are talking Wenger here………….

  12. If Podolski was to leave in January I suppose there would be a very slim chance. ( providing Cavani wants to leave in January)

    But we all know wenger. First bid at 40 million +1 pound will be seen as an insult. then PSG will say no thanks arsene serious bidders only please.

    But you never know he could pull off another özil/ alexis

    We can always wish and prey

  13. I am not sure about this Cavani over indulgence. I keep hearing fans going on about Cavani season in season out. But since he moved to France what has he done? Whenever Zlatan is out and Cavani gets his chance as a main striker he still looks average..

    I have watched him for the past 2 and a half seasons and I am not impressed, he reminds me of Torres. Throughtout the Confederation cup in 2013 he was atrocious as a striker, even Diego Forlan was more trusted than him..

    In 2014 world cup he was even more terrible, Suarez was injured for like 3 games and Cavani looked like a championship player throughout, but the moment Suarez comes back he starts scoring straight away even if he was not match fit at all..

    To me that shows that Cavani is not all that, he has been struggling at PSG for 2 seasons now. He looks so our of confidence…

    £30-50 million for a striker that has been diabolical for 2 years straight? I am not sure about him.. I know we are desperate for a world class striker but Cavani is not convincing me at all..

    1. On the button..if at all we spend that money on a striker better spend it on someone who is at the top of his game..Benzema may be..I don’t see anyone else around

  14. 50mil£ for a 27year old ligue1 flop? Lol get out here, For 50 mil we can have a top class CB & DM. Where is welbeck, giroud going to fit in? As if we dont have enough offensive players.

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