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“Arsene MUST bid for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani”

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has urged Arsene Wenger to try and sign Napoli forward Edinson Cavani, who has been linked with a move to several Premiership teams

Arsenal legend Ian Wright has urged Arsene Wenger to try and sign Napoli forward Edinson Cavani in the January transfer window.

The ex-Gunners record goal-scorer was writing in his column in The Sun newspaper when he suggested Wenger should target the Uruguayan sensation due to Arsenal’s over-reliance on Robin van Persie.

Cavani has become one of Europe’s hot-properties after putting in some fine display’s during the last 18 months with Napoli, that has seen him net 41 goals in just 61 games. His form hasn’t gone un-noticed with the likes of Man Utd, Liverpool, Man City, Tottenham and Chelsea all linked with the 24-year-old in recent months, as well as several other top European sides.

Napoli have no intention in selling Cavani and it’s understood they have slapped a £40m price-tag on his head to ward off interested parties, but that hasn’t stopped Wright from putting his name forward as a potential Arsenal signing next month:

“Without a top-class attacker alongside Robin van Persie, Arsenal are only one injury away from everything blowing up in their faces.

“That’s why I think Arsene MUST bid for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani — El Matador — if there is any chance of tempting him from Italy next month.

“It will be more difficult now Napoli have reached the Champions League knockout stages, largely thanks to his performances in the group games.

“But plenty of other clubs around Europe haven’t given up the ghost, and I’d love to see Arsene in the mix as well.

“If, heaven forbid, anything did happen to RVP, you’d fear Arsenal would be stuffed. That’s a ridiculous pressure to carry on your shoulders every week.”

Despite Wright’s protestations, it’s highly unlikely the Gunners would pursue a player who would command a fee over double their current transfer record.



  1. Temple

    December 20, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Wenger plzzzzzz get cavani 4 us plzzzzzz help us, we luv u n we luv Arsenal

  2. Adeoye

    December 20, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Arsene wenger u are the best coach.plz sign ‘EDINSON CAVANI’in the january transfer.

  3. koskei kibe

    December 21, 2011 at 2:59 am

    wenger we give you tumbs up, do it papa.. add henry to the ranks in jan.

  4. Mohaiqbal

    December 21, 2011 at 7:37 am

    Arsene am the fans of Arsenal plz i beger that you 2 sign Mario Gotze ,Baines 4rm Everton and Edsin cavani

  5. Gersha-ethiopia

    December 21, 2011 at 8:15 am

    What the rubbish news for caveni we can not paying him $40 pls arsen u should have go to gotez biynce.poodlsky. Hazard even mr arsenal heinnry is so far

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