Waiting until this late in the transfer window gives Arsenal slim pickings if they really want to produce some legitimate transfers. Naturally, Arsene Wenger has found it more pertinent to referee a charity event in Rome than to sort out the issues on his current squad, leaving all Arsenal fans grossly infuriated.
As it stands, even if Wenger does make some last-ditch effort, who can he really grab? Jermain Defoe? Wilfried Bony? Danny Welbeck? Those would definitely appease Arsenal fans, but after this deadline day debacle, Wenger better produce a much bigger name.
Edinson Cavani is the last viable option. His price tag is set, the transfer is definitely possible, but it’s going to be hard for the Arsenal skipper to complete the move when he’s in Rome. The price is said to be 50 million pounds, which would conveniently put Wenger right at the 100 million pounds he said he would spend this window. Last season for PSG, he scored 16 goals in 30 appearances. That may not sound like much, but keep in mind he’s not playing upfront, as Zlatan is their number one goal scoring option.
For the true potential of Cavani, look at what he did as the front man at Napoli. 26, 23, and 29 goals in three season at Napoli. Imagine what that could mean at the Emirates.
The holding midfielder and the center back needs have likewise gone unfulfilled, as Arsenal’s 4 transfers this summer rank a distant last in the entire Barclay’s Premier League. It’s hard to believe that Wenger is serious about winning the league if he isn’t willing to spend a little more money than expected to fill the holes on the team.
With every other team improving and Arsenal fresh off a horrid 1-1 draw against Leicester, can we really expect to hang out in Champion League contention without a key signature?
Marco Reus is still a rumored target of Arsenal, but again, why? Missing out on Falcao coupled with Wenger running to Rome was enough to feel like a slap in the face for any given Arsenal fan. The only possible solution is the man from PSG.
Cavani would solve everything. I honestly wouldn’t even care if we didn’t get a holding midfielder and a defender if we get Cavani. His goal scoring prowess and outspoken desire to play as a front man would masterfully fix Arsenal’s current problem – a lack of a front man and premier goal scoring option.