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Arsenal plot move to sign £44m-rated striker before transfer deadline

Arsenal are planning a late transfer window move for PSG forward Edinson Cavani according to Fichajes (via the Metro).

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has seen his side struggle to break down the opposition thus far this season, and first-choice striker Olivier Giroud has even found himself out of the Arsenal starting eleven with the North London side, using Theo Walcott as their central striker against Newcastle United.

Arsenal have scored three goals in four Premier League fixtures this season, and one of those was credited as a Fabricio Coloccini own goal, and Wenger had been linked with a move for Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema (via the Daily Mirror), one which has failed to materialise.

The Metro claim PSG value 28-year-old Uruguayan at a sum of £44m, and that fee would represent a club record for the Emirates Stadium outfit.

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Cavani is a prolific finisher who could well offer Arsenal a steady stream of goals, as well as acting as a potential spear-head for their attack. Any move to bring in such an accomplished forward would only improve the club’s chances of mounting a genuine push for major honours.

Prior to his move to the Parc des Princes, Cavani scored 104 goals in three season with Naples and has managed to net 56 goals in two seasons in the French capital.

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