Why Edinson Cavani’s Availability Could Favour Arsenal

The drum beats of the transfer window has been producing different rhymes to the delight of many that are affiliated to Arsenal. The signing of Alexis Sanchez has brought a buzz to the fan base ahead of the new season. As the drum beats continue to rumble on, more players are being linked to the club and where they are not being linked, there availability has become knowledge.

Which has brought the availability of Edinson Cavani into the scene, the Uruguayan striker had an underwhelming World Cup in Brazil scoring just a penalty goal against Costa Rica, while prior to the World Cup, he had struggled with his form and injury in his first season at PSG following his £55 million move from Napoli last summer.

With the possible availability of the Uruguayan striker should Angel Di Maria of Real Madrid be signed and then Arsenal can come into the picture for another striker by the unfolding scenario below.

Manchester City could be interested in the Uruguayan striker with reports of his availability, after the striker was linked to the Etihad Stadium last season. With the blue side of Manchester having spent close to £50 million on defender Eliaquim Mangala (£32), midfielder Fernando (£12) and goalkeeper Willy Caballero (£4.4); together with the club’s intention to come within compliance of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP)

This could in effect mean that Manchester City would have to sell one of it playing asset to accommodate not just homegrown players, but to fall within the restrictions placed on the club in respect of players that could be registered for next seasons Champions league.

In effect, should Manchester City decides to pursue their interest in Edinson Cavani this could open the door for the signing of Edin Dzeko by Arsenal as Manchester City would have to sell for them to move for another expensive signing to fall within the FFP rules.

The love fest for Edinson Cavani is clearly visible by fans of several clubs including Arsenal, though he did not light up Ligue 1 in his first season in France, nevertheless, the Qatar Investment Authority, owners of PSG sees the Uruguayan as the heir apparent to the stool of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, as the enigmatic Swede is five years older than the Uruguayan at the age of 32.

If anything, the clubs that can price Edinson Cavani out of his contract in Paris remains one of the clubs with limitless funds ditto Manchester City, which could only open the door for another of the striker to find its way to the Emirates when that happens.