Both Arsenal and Liverpool made significant inclusion to their team prior to the start of the new campaign but failed to make a strong start to the new season. The signing of Chilean international, Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona by Arsenal was viewed as a very positive one for the Gunners, given his exploits at the Catalonian club as well as his impressive performance at the FIFA 2014 World cup. The deadline day signing of Danny Welbeck also brought in more venom and bite in Arsenal’s attacking line and the combination of the two quick and sharp strikers have been very productive as seen in their champions league game against Galatasaray and other premier league games, though their defence have let them down. Oliver Giroud has also been in fine form before sustaining an injury against Everton. His superb strike against Manchester City in the community shield as well as his late goal at Godison park suggests that the player might be a key member of Arsenal’s 2014/2015 domestic and continental campaign.
Liverpool on the other hand was also very active in the transfer market. They brought in a couple of new faces in their attacking line, following the departure of Luiz Suarez to Barcelona. The likes of Rickkie Lambert and Mario Balotelli were brought in from Southampton and Ac Milan respectively. They are expected to team up with Daniel Sturridge who was sensational for Liverpool last season. However, this partnership is yet to materialize as both Balotelli and Lambert are struggling to make their mark in Liverpool’s attacking line as can be visibly seen in the match against Aston Villa and West Ham. The absence of Daniel Sturridge has further revealed how weak and unreliable Liverpool ‘s attack can be. This poses a great source of concern to Brendan Rogers and has led to calls for Rodgers to buy in reinforcement in the January transfer window.
One of the players who Liverpool fans have been clamouring for is Edison Cavani who has also been linked with a move to Arsenal.
Who needs him most?
Arsenal have Welbeck, Gioud and Sanchez and unless Giroud suffers a setback in his bid to make a comeback from injury, Arsenal do not need to buy another striker in January especially as Theo Walcott who can also play the striker role for the club has just made his return from an injury that has ruled him out for 9 months.
Given how poor Liverpool have been so far this season, one can easily conclude that Liverpool are in dire need of a true world class striker in the shape of Edinson Cavani. The Uruguay international has an incredible productive time in front of goal for Napoli where he played between 2010-2013, scoring 78 times in 104 appearance and 16 goals in 30 league appearance at PSG. Although his time at PSG has not been productive, his lack of goals can be attributed to the fact that he is constantly played out of position to accommodate Zlatan who is the preferred choice in attack.
He’s just the type of striker Liverpool need to fill in the gap left by his compatriot Luiz Suarez. Apart from solidifying the club’s attacking unit, adding a star player like Cavani would send a clear message to the world that Anfield once again is a destination for the finest talent in all of football.