Gunners hope to be able to take advantage of Argentinian’s possible unhappiness with the Ligue 1 champions.
Arsenal have made an inquiry about the availability of Paris Saint-Germain forward Javier Pastore, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The future of the highly rated Argentina international has been in doubt for some time now, although rumours about the 24-year-old’s possible exit from the Parc des Princes have started to increase in recent weeks, especially following the announcement of Laurent Blanc as the club’s new head coach earlier this summer.
Pastore only arrived in the French capital from Serie A outfit Palermo two years ago for a whopping 39.8 million euros, as the Parisians started to embark on their massive spending spree that has continued ever since.
However, as the Ligue 1 giants have started to bring in even more big-name recruits, so Pastore’s place in the first team has come under more and more pressure, with the playmaker struggling to earn a starting berth under Blanc so far in the new campaign.
In fact, in the opening four league games of the new campaign under Blanc, Pastore has failed to manage to find the back of the net, with Blanc giving the attacking midfield player the hook in three of those contests.
But it remains to be seen though whether the Gunners have the time to be able to finalise a deal for the Argentinian in what is left of the transfer window.