Arsenal linked with a move for experienced Paris St Germain ace

Arsenal has become the latest side to make a move for Edison Cavanni.

The Uruguayan is into the final six months of his current deal at the Parc des Prince and he seems unwilling to renew his contract with the French champions.

Cavani has had problems with PSG in the past particularly after the arrival of Neymar, but his limited showing this season has been because of injuries.

Thomas Tuchel wants to keep him beyond this season but the Uruguayan looks eager for a change of environment.

Metro Sports citing El Chiringuito claims that Cavani is listening to proposals from several clubs but his preference is to play under Diego Simeone at Atletico Madrid.

Simeone is also keen to work with the former Napoli man but the Madrid side may not have the financial power to match the offers from other European sides.

Arsenal is hoping to get Cavani in to help take some of the goalscoring burden off Pierre Emerick Aubameyang.

Aubameyang is also unsettled at the Emirates and the arrival of Cavani could prove to him that the Gunners are willing to move back among the Premier League’s elite.

Manchester United are also interested in Cavani, but Mikel Arteta will no doubt hope the attacker would prefer working with him.

My big issue with this particular rumour is not about how credible it is but the fact that Arsenal is linked with a move for a 32-year-old striker.

The Premier League leaves no prisoners and age soon has an effect in a league renowned for its intensity.

Surely there are better options available?


  1. gotanidea says:

    These rumors are getting more ridiculous day by day

  2. Skills1000 says:

    When are we going to be linked with a move for Lionel Messi? i think Messi will improve our team.

  3. Sue says:

    Where the hell has this come from??
    I do really like him, but he’s not what we need right now!

  4. Attention should be giving to the defense challenge and not attacking issue. In my opinion I want a speedy move for Boateang to ease the defensive challenge currently affecting us ( Arsenal )

  5. I love Cavani but attacking is not our problem but defense and midfield

  6. Viera Lyn says:

    Here’s the real problem, no matter what you think about Arteta’s ability to manage, this roster, as it stands, needs a pretty extensive overall… I truly believe that no manager, past or present, could achieve greatness with this group without some new blood entering the equation. Arteta can coach them up all he wants but at the end of the day there are several players, who are currently starting, who simply don’t make sense from a tactical standpoint…we’ve seen this with a multitude of other promising young managers, who have the greatest of aspirations, yet never realize their dreams because they simply don’t get the necessary financial backing and/or the appropriate input when it comes to making personnel decisions…unfortunately we’ve reached a point in time when our absentee landlord needs to step it up or I fear we will be spinning our wheels for the foreseeable future…of course this doesn’t mean we can’t achieve a marginal levels of success along the way, but we won’t be competing with the best until we substantially alter our current business model…it’s time that we turn our attentions squarely towards our multi-Billionaire owner until he fulfills his Emirates “promise”…after all we did our part, even after it meant selling many of our best players, paying the highest ticket prices in Europe and becoming functionally a second rate team under the guise that once the stadium was paid off our return to greatness was almost assuredly guaranteed…so now it’s Kroenke’s turn to keep his end of the bargain…as of right now, he hasn’t spent a single cent of his own money, yet his investment has increased by literally billions of dollars…for the love of God show some real commitment to this team once and for all or have the decency to sell this storied club to someone who truly cares

  7. Innit says:

    We need defenders, another DM and creativity in midfield

  8. Steve wambua says:

    i prefer Jerome boateng more than cavani because our issues mostly lie in the defense for now

  9. Am your real daddy says:

    Just like to bring up Riess Nelson, forget about the goal yesterday, he didn’t have a good game as usual. For a winger, he has no pace, poor dribbling skills ,lack of confidence and end product. Sterling was way better than this when arteta worked on him. I think nelson is not ready at all and his really holding the team back.

  10. ThirdManJW says:

    He’s got the height, convert into a CB! Haha!

    1. ozziegunner says:

      TMJW, I thought he must already play CB? This is just a continuation of the Arsenal current approach to scouting and recruitment; when you need to strengthen defense and midfield, buy another attacker!
      The approach under the previous regime was buy another small, technically sound ACM to the neglect of defense and strikers, or buy a goal keeper and totally neglect the outfield players.

  11. Am your real daddy says:

    Why do we like to bring in about to retire players because they are cheap but on high wages, why don’t we go all out for a 22-25yrs old central defender with world class potential. May be expensive but we will reap the reward. Arsenal central defense is too much quantity but little quality and we keep acquiring more bodies.

  12. Sean Williams says:

    With these rumours for Boateng and Cavani, we will need to get some zimmer frames with specially adapted wheels. Also hearing aids maybe and all the other accoutrements. Will these stupid rumours ever stop? We are not a nursing home.

  13. jon fox says:

    I hear Arsenal is being linked with Ronnie Rooke!This rumour may well be untrue , on account of him having played shortly for us after the war and also being dead at present. But it can’t be any more unlikely than this fake CAVANI NONSENSE!

    1. gerry burke says:

      JON, sir, is your cat still training on tuesday nights?.if he is then could you please bring him along to colney tomorrow afternoon where he can be tried up front. if he does not succeed upfront then perhaps a training stint in the back four could be arranged. make sure he brings his boots along, after all, whats a puss without boots !.

  14. MOG says:

    This rumour of Edison Cavanni is lazy journalism, but why can’t the media link us with or link Messi to us.

    BS .

  15. Break-on-through says:

    We aren’t interested in Cavani and Aubameyang is not unsettled at Arsenal. North is still north and south is still south.

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