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Arsenal linked with £45m double swoop that could transform Premier League title push

Arsenal are interested in PSG pair Edinson Cavani and Ezequiel Lavezzi with Eurosport [via the Express] stating that a £45m bid for the Parc des Princes duo could prove successful.

Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal side are lacking a truly prolific goal-scorer with first-choice forward Olivier Giroud failing to hit the heights over the course of his three years at the Emirates Stadium.

Despite being something of a fan favourite, it’s clear that Giroud, whose tally with the North London club stands at 59 goals in 137 appearances is solid if not spectacular, is not a player who can be relied upon to bag 20 goals a season. Wenger would do well to rectify that fact before the summer transfer window slams shut.

28-year-old Uruguayan Cavani is certainly a player with a proven record when it comes to scoring regularly, and even when used primarily in a wide-attacking role, as he has been under Laurent Blanc for much of the past two seasons, the powerful marksman has still managed to accrue 56 goals in two campaigns in the French capital.

Prior to his move to Paris, the South American scored 104 goals in three seasons in Napoli. That return even more impressive when you consider the defensive prowess of many of Serie A’s sides.

It’s tantalising to imagine the impact Cavani could have in tandem with the Gunners’ existing offensive options.

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Interest in 30-year-old Argentine Lavezzi is harder to fathom as it’s not clear that the versatile attacker, who works most effectively out on the flank, offers Wenger an improvement on the options he currently possesses in that respect.

Arsenal have a plethora of players who can be used as wingers with the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott perhaps being Wenger’s most often-used weapons. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Danny Welbeck are strong back-up options, whilst both Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla, although better in other positions, are also more than capable of also filling in out wide.

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