Arsenal refuse to pay £50m to sign world class striker – report

By on September 1, 2015

The clock is ticking and it appears Arsenal could end up empty handed this deadline day as the Daily Mail are reporting that Arsene Wenger is reluctant to pay £50m to land Edinson Cavani.

Speculation has been intensifying over the past 48 hours that Cavani had been identified as our big-money striker target after we failed to land Karim Benzema from Real Madrid.

Photos emerged online showing Arsene Wenger on a plane to Paris before further images appeared to show the boss in a ‘meeting’ in a Paris hotel, with many newspapers suggesting he was discussing a deal for Cavani.

However, Daily Mail journalist Rob Draper now claims any potential deal for the Uruguayan international is all-but over as Arsene is apparently reluctant to pay £50m for the 28-year-old as he feels he’s not as good as No.1 target Benzema.

You have to admire Arsene for sticking to his guns as he simply refuses to pay over the odds for a player but at the same time, it’s extremely frustrating for us fans.

Cavani would certainly improve the team and if he’s available, even at £50m, we should be going for it. In today’s crazy market you can’t expect to get bargains anymore, especially for world class players. And even more-so on deadline day.

If you risk leaving it until the last minute, you should expect to pay a premium, and even £50m isn’t stupid money in today’s over-inflated market for a player of Cavani’s quality. If Benteke is worth £32m, then Cavani is worth £50m.

But it looks like we’re going to end up without a striker and I fear that will be the end of our ‘title challenge’ for another season. Unless things change during the next hour or so…


  1. Nourinho

    September 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    I’m not expecting anything from arsene wenger. Not a world class player nor do I expect a PL champion. I gave up on arsenal wining anything soon.

    • andrew beaumont

      September 1, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      youve got to save a penny or two boys . youve got to save a penny or two .

  2. magaba hazel

    September 1, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    let Wenger be fired we have got nothing to do with him we are tired of his rubbish transfer policy

    • Julius

      September 1, 2015 at 5:50 pm

      Yes o.. …. .dos he need sum1 2 tell him Dat giroud s not d kind of striker arsenal can rely on… …. I blame all d fans in England Dat waste ther money on Dat useless team… …….. Dat wenga should b stone 2 death……. I trust we African

  3. Julius

    September 1, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Wenga it’s d most stupied coach av Eva seen.. .. wat has he been doing all ds tym d window s open?… .. . An now paper said he was spotted in d plane 2 France.. . Mr AW went 2 c he’s girlfriend Jare… .. Rubbish…. …… .

  4. TAR

    September 1, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Over priced…50 Million for Benzema yes…not Cavani

  5. hassan

    September 1, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    wingal is a very stupid man i pray for hes death.

  6. wisdom

    September 1, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    Wenger is a dissapiontment to arsenal, it’s hight time he drop that job for someone else to handle immagine we are already 5 point bellow man city in just four games and he still doesn’t see anything wrong with it. His era is over let him go

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