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Wenger Confirms Cavani & Zaha Interest

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed his interest in Napoli striker Edinson Cavani and Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha at his press conference today.

With the January transfer window now open for business we’ll be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer gossip. Today, Arsene Wenger confirms interest in Cavani and Zaha.


Some interesting news coming out of Arsene Wenger’s press conference today Gooners with the boss confirming his interest in Napoli striker Edinson Cavani and Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, according to the Mirror.

Despite a whole host of names being linked with us in recent months, it’s been a quiet transfer window in north London so far, but the Mirror claim Wenger has been assured by the club’s board that there’s money to spend and the boss has confirmed Cavani and Zaha are both on his radar.

Speaking at his weekly press conference today, Wenger was asked about his interest in Uruguayan striker Cavani, to which he replied:

“He would cost a lot of money. Our banker lives nearby he’s ready if we need him. I like him as a player.”

Wenger is quoted as saying by the Mirror.

Wenger was also quizzed about Palace youngster Zaha and again the boss confirmed Arsenal are monitoring his situation but it seems we may face competition from Man Utd for his signature.

“We are looking at him but at the moment we have not made any bid for him.

“I don’t know if Manchester United are in for him. Anyway, if you call any club for any player, they will tell you Man United, Milan, Real Madrid are as well in for him but it is always difficult to know if it is true or not.” Wenger is quoted as saying by the Mirror.

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While it’s always nice to be linked with players like Cavani, I won’t be getting too excited about the possibility of him coming to the Emirates just yet. He would surely be well out of our price range. Don’t get me wrong, he would be a dream signing and would certainly transform our attacking line-up, but I just can’t see anything coming of it.

Zaha is more realistic but unfortunately I don’t see him having the immediate impact on the first team like Cavani could. No doubt he’s a talented lad, but Zaha is still raw and would need a lot of work to make him a first team contender.

So, just under two weeks to go in the January transfer window, let’s see what the boss brings us.

Who would you like us to sign this month? Get involved in the comments section below.



  1. ogugua

    January 17, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Wenger & arsenal board re not yet ready for such business he said it out of fear

    • sam alvin

      January 17, 2013 at 6:24 pm

      bros trust me, this guy is hard like a rock in terms of releasing cash, he will not, do you there clubs with a phylosophy of signing best player every year

  2. Ountoye Walex.

    January 17, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Well! it woundn’t be suprise 2me b’cos i was Xpctyn sch a plyer,if Wenger can buy dis 3plys, Cavani, Y’Mvila, Jesus Nav.

  3. hanafson

    January 17, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    I wnt arsenal 2 buy cavani nd man u,chealsea,man city…d weel b on ur back tnx gost 2 welshere 4 yestaday game….

  4. Raymond Binchak

    January 17, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    I will like to see Edinson Cavani, Luiz Gustavo and jesus Navas playing in arsenal shirt.

  5. nico

    January 17, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Jesus navas is definitely a player to buy…

  6. hudu i. Burwat

    January 17, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    i hope you will fulfil the promise of signing cavani & zaha plus any standing 4 if you are serious.

  7. Kelvin

    January 17, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    It wil b a gr8 signin if arsenal wil b able 2 bring cavani 2 arsenal sqaured.

  8. Idose

    January 17, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    D noble interest of player. AW til i see al dis players he is makin interest on. I cant agree til i see dos player playin on d pitch. I rmn gooners.

  9. caxton

    January 17, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Cavani is the best man for Gunners Wenger shd sign also M’vila,Zaha

  10. Nelson

    January 17, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    AW Plsssssssssssssssssssssssss do the right thin @ the right time promise without for filling is bad.AW

  11. Derek

    January 17, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Wenger will sign “2” players he will sign Cavani, Diame, and Zaha, and Zaha will go back to Palace on loan so technically we are only signing two players to finish the year

    • sam alvin

      January 17, 2013 at 5:25 pm

      bros trut me, this guy is hard like a rock in terms of releasing cash, he will not, do you there clubs with a phylosophy of signing best player every year

  12. jimmy

    January 17, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    In short hw i wish arsen wenger cn fulfil ds promise c nt 2day we bin hearin ds,he shd (wenger) 2 sign Cavani nd Zaha iam complet.gonners 4 lyf.

  13. Clinton

    January 17, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Aw plz buy plyrs lk zaha,cavani,jesus navas and m’villa

  14. 6zone

    January 17, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Be still and know that this is just rumour. and remember that arsenal don’t spend big cash….

  15. sam alvin

    January 17, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    unless you dont understand this guy, he will continue talking about good players but he will never buy them, he has been calculating 3 games,southampton, man city and swans, if we collected maxmum points from those teams, wenger would not have talked of buying, now we still have many games including CL, and we need players, they get injured, they suffer from fatigue, still he cannot do anything, sign one striker ho is going to bring competition in the team, why cant he learn from, other teams???? is so domant!!!, he always wakes up late,,,,,,

  16. Somteee

    January 17, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Until when I see it on then I will believe

  17. mario

    January 17, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Nothing!Wenger wont bring in anything.He’s playing fr time.He no longer seems to care if we dont make the top 4.He has become too cushy with his 7.5M a year salary.He still wants to prove that his crap can make the top 4.He is deluded.

  18. Somteee

    January 17, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Until when I see it on then I will believe Up Arsenal

  19. Skeleman37

    January 17, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    As per as i am consayed wenga will nt sign any body

  20. Yerkzy

    January 19, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Arsene wenger should fulfil his promise about the signing of Diame, Zaha and Cavani, before the end of this month (january) if not god will punish him and we will be calling him a liar.

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