Following the acquisition of Mohamamed Elneny from FC Basel earlier in the window, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had earlier claimed only an exceptional situation would see him active again before the close of the window.
The Frenchman’s wish of a quiet end to the transfer window seems to have been disrupted following the confirmed availability of Paris Saint-Germain forward Edison Cavani. Considering Wenger’s wish of landing a world class centre forward, its expected the gaffer would be moved by this ‘exceptional’ situation.
The striker’s frustrations in the French capital had previously been made public. The striker despite being in his third season with Paris Saint-Germain has had to make do with a wide role to accommodate Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the side.
Speaking to the media, PSG manager Blanc said: “There is a problem with Cavani’s behaviour but my job is to think of the entire squad as a collective.
“We did hold a staff meeting and among the various issues we discussed were Cavani and his complaints.
“The desires of the individual can’t affect the rest of the team. I believe that he can score here but I understand if he wants to consider other career opportunities.”
ESPN FC via the Metro are currently reporting that the Gunners, as well as Premier League rivals Manchester United, have been contacted by the Uruguayan’s representatives as they are keen to secure a move before the close of the window.
The striker would however not come cheap as he initially joined PSG from Napoli for a fee believed to be around €64.5 million in 2013.
The forward has since gone on to score 69 times for the French side despite having to play out wide.
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