He might not know it, but Arsene Wenger’s activities last night have caused some more (probably unwanted) transfer rumours.
The Arsenal manager was in attendance to watch PSG easily beat Leicester City 4-0 on Saturday night. With links already to Riyad Mahrez, he has only fueled the fire on this one. Several sources have suggested Wenger has no interest in Mahrez, but with the club failing to sign a striker so far, he may turn to wide attacking options. So far Mahrez is yet to commit his future to the club, although the papers think he will do so soon.
Mahrez fits the profile of a big money Arsenal signing: He’s 25 and moving into the peak years of his career. He’s also technically gifted and an attacker that can link up well with the likes of Olivier Giroud in attack.
Wenger’s attendance has also seen him linked with Cavani, the Uruguayan striker could potentially move on from Paris if they sign Alexandre Lacazette – who is also a target for the Gunners.
Maybe Wenger was watching Cavani.
Griezmann to PSG and Cavano to Arsenal.
Who knows? Maybe he was just bored! It could be anything!
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Cavani to Arsenal in the papers in 3…2….1 pic.twitter.com/IdmTXUUUoG
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So the fans have probably made too much out of Wenger’s attendance, but if there is something to it, would they be good signings?
Cavani is certainly an experienced goalscorer and that is exactly what Arsene wants. He has scored an impressive 53 goals in 97 games since joining Paris-Saint Germain – but they are unlikely to want to sell the player considering they also lost Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer.
Cavani is not amongst the very best strikers in the world, but he’s definitely very good and although I personally am not his biggest fan, I’d certainly take him at this stage.
Mahrez would be a perfect addition for me. He’s a quality right winger and we don’t have that at the club right now. It is really important that the Gunners add more goals to their frontline and with a lack of prolific central strikers on the market, why not bring in a top class wide man? Mahrez scored 15 league goals last season and he is capable of breaking down defences with his huge arsenal of skills.
At this stage, I would take either player, because it is looking rather bleak at the moment. In other news, Wenger is confident of making a defensive signing within the next two weeks.