Arsenal ready late move for £55m goal-machine as Arsene Wenger prepares to ‘gamble’ with transfer fund kitty

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is ready to make a late transfer window move for PSG forward Edinson Cavani, according to The Sun.

The 28-year-old, who moved from Napoli to the Parc des Princes in a £55.6m deal two years ago (via The Guardian), has produced the goods at PSG and has managed to net regularly despite being primarily used in a wide-attacking role that doesn’t necessarily make the best use of his obvious talents.

When used as a spearhead for the Napoli attack, the powerful South American scored goals for fun, 104 in three seasons at the San Paolo, but PSG boss Laurent Blanc has opted to use Cavani on the flank so as to accommodate Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Cavani has still managed to score 56 goals in his two campaigns at PSG, during which the big-spending side have won the Ligue 1 title twice and begun to make headway in the Champions League. One can well see why Wenger would be interested in the marksman.

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Arsene Wenger has made just one high-profile signing thus far this summer, with Petr Cech being brought in from Chelsea, and the Gunners boss would do well to move to resolve his side’s lack of a real cutting edge in the final third.

Olivier Giroud’s tally of 11, 16 and 14 goals in his three Premier League seasons to date is solid if not spectacular, and it’s not often that sides manage to secure major honours without a 20-goal-a-season forward leading the line.

Arsenal’s periods of success in recent times have come with the help of the likes of Ian Wright and Thierry Henry producing the goods on a consistent basis, and Wenger may well have to dig deep to bring in a forward who can frighten the life out of opposition defences once more.

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