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Arsenal have again been linked to a move for Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani. The Uruguayan striker was strongly linked to the North London club in the summer. The speculations at the time reached overdrive with Arsene Wenger praising the Uruguayan’s industry during the World Cup in Brazil. It was his comment on the former Napoli striker that created a media storm that Arsenal could move for him as well as the fact that it was thought at the time that PSG would have to sell one of it prize assets because of the sanctions imposed by UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP).

Much has been made about the Uruguayan’s positional play under Laurent Blanc since he arrived last summer. And he has played out on the wings on several occasions when Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in the side. That has also added to the reason why he has repeatedly been linked with a £55 million move to Arsenal and other clubs.

Arsene Wenger has not hidden his admiration for Edinson Cavani, and spoke of what he likes about him thus:

“I really like the player, I like his attitude, but I think he plays a bit with the hand brake on.

“I feel that he is not expressing himself fully.”

Despite this continuous link of Edinson Cavani to Arsenal, the reality on ground is obviously different. Currently Arsenal have several strikers in it forward line in Danny Welbeck, Yaya Sanogo and the injured Oliver Giroud as well as other players in the squad that can play in that role like Alexis Sanchez, Joel Campbell, Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott who is making his way back from injury.

With the above scenario, the club seems well stock in the striking department even though none of them boost the goal scoring record of the Uruguayan.

Arsene Wenger is currently finding it quite a task in the early part of the season to find a balance to his team following the signing of two more attacking players during the summer. And the possibility of another signing in that department looks improbable even though it would be a world class signing.

Arsenal’s weaknesses which have been exposed several times this season in the big games would not be solved by the signing of Edinson Cavani.

It is all well and good that Arsenal are continually being linked to the Uruguayan power house striker, yet it is reconciling the links to Arsenal’s preferences that would determine what scale with which to weigh such a speculation.

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