There have been no questions so far this season about Arsenal’s attacking potential and it might even be more explosive this January if the plans to sign Edinson Cavani from PSG for £45m become successful.
The Gunners have received more encouragement to make an offer to the Parisiens for their top marksman after the PSG manager, Laurent Blanc, came out clearly on his willingness to let some players leave the Parc des Princes within the current transfer window,
saying “there will certainly be exits out of PSG this winter market”, as quoted on the Mirror.
Laurent Blanc’s relationship is reported to be on an all-time low with Cavani and this has manifested in PSG’s struggles to drag Lyon and Marseille down from the summit of the Ligue 1 standings. The back-to-back defending Champions are sat at third place and with the lack of cohesion that has troubled the attack, evidenced in the early stages of their game against Evian at the weekend, it becomes more obvious that the big Matador will not have much longer to stay in Paris.
Arsenal’s forward line and team in general has been given a huge boost this season with the arrival of Alexis Sanchez and what a destructive combination it will be to have Cavani partnering him in attack! Though he has not been the same menacing force he was while at Napoli, there is enough at the Emirates to cuddle him out of his three-year French hibernation, bursting again as one of the world’s most feared strikers.
A hard man to pin to a spot, Cavani is a proven goal scorer, with 104 goals in his first three seasons at Napoli, and at 27, is he just approaching the peak of his career. PSG have certainly not exploited him to his full potential which is why a move away, especially to a team which will still afford him the platform to be in the biggest competitions and play him in his favorite role, is surely an option the stone-faced dynamite must be willing to explore.
He will be more than welcome rival to Giroud and there is actually no guarantee that he will replace the French forward outright if he did sign in January. Giroud has been in and out of the team this season with injury and suspension but 6 goals in just 11 League games show how much of an important and better player he has become over the past two years at the Emirates. Yet, Cavani will fancy his chances at being allowed to compete with him and Welbeck for the top striker spot rather than being restricted to a sideways role in the shadows of Zlatan Ibrahimovich.
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