The Daily Mail have been reporting lately that Arsenal are interested in signing 30-goal-a season striker Edinson Cavani from Napoli for £30m.

They claimed Arsenal had a scout watching him in their recent Europa League win, a game where Cavani scored all four goals.

The Uruguayan is certainly a world class striker.

And isn't coming to Arsenal.

Out of reach

Arsenal always scout top-class strikers. Aguero, Villa, Dzeko, Eto'o... All are players Arsenal bid for. The simple fact is Arsenal can't afford them, or at least they can, but are outbid.

Arsenal could afford to bid 30m for Cavani, yes, but City could bid 40m and upwards, as could Real or PSG. They can blow any wage packet Arsenal offer out of the water as well.

This story is essentially a PR stunt. But that's not all Arsenal's fault.

Could do more

Certainly Arsenal shouldn't be expected to sign players like Cavani regularly, but perhaps they should try and do more with their money. It has to be spent wisely, as once it's gone it's gone, and even a 25m signing on 130k a week would be a large chunk.

But certainly players like Fellaini and Huntelaar are sensible options, as is Jesus Navas.

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0 #31 kameshan27 2012-11-20 15:00
Hey to all the guys out there that love arsenal. We need to make our side better then the best we have what it takes to win everything we need a new gk someone like neuer will be right we need to play to ST . To get more goals!
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0 #30 kameshan27 2012-11-20 15:00
Hey to all the guys out there that love arsenal. We need to make our side better then the best we have what it takes to win everything we need a new gk someone like neuer will be right we need to play to ST . To get more goals!
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0 #29 Cesar Tqiue 2012-11-19 15:02
The result of the week was good but too litle. Why Wenger and Gazzids getting each more than 8 million a year and they don't want to give Theo L100000,00 a week? It is a shame of them. Who is our consistent player in the last 5 games? is Theo. He has done so much for this club. The Fans need titles not below 4th place. This should be the last season for both Mnagers. Either we win something or you two get a job somewhere else.
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0 #28 tiger 2012-11-14 15:22
Wenger shd change his tactics and watch how other teams score.These teams play simple football and don't indulge in passing near the box. If there is an opening they shoot and score.
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+1 #27 chris 2012-11-14 14:51
Jesus Navas a sensible option? Really?
Bags of talent, no doubt there, but what about his temperment?
He'd be homesick faster than Reyes at the north pole.
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+4 #26 TC 2012-11-14 08:07
WE have as much chance of signing Neymar as I have of being ordained the next pope, WTF would any player now want to come and play for us (besides the big fat pay check) ?
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+3 #25 Storm 2012-11-14 03:25
Players used to want to come to Arsenal to play under Wenger. Do not think this is the case anymore. Week in Week out they see the tactical failings of the team and nothing changes. Arsenal are not an attractive prospect under the current management. A lot of changes are needed to attract the best.
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+10 #24 BRITZ23 2012-11-13 19:18
Die Hard Arsenal Fan!! And all I get is disappointment,after every game (or loss) I say to myself that I will not watch Arsenal play until they win convincingly,but its torture so I watch them play hoping for one of the best wins ever,and I get a thrilling 3-3 draw but not a win,why has podolski not played a full 90 minutes,why doesn't wenger realize what a talent walcott is. Get rid of ramsey,santos,the other kak,and buy proper players,become a great club again.I will always love Arsenal FC,but I need to see some good results because my bragging Manchester united supporting friend is really starting to piss me off about RVP, who the 'One Man Team Now' !!!?!!!
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+2 #23 Levi 2012-11-13 16:03
They are reaping the fruits of their fake policies as for me, Wenger out Pep Guardiola in to transform the club and bring in quality Cavani who is goal hungry and scores at all angles.
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+2 #22 Gabriel 2012-11-13 15:12
Arsenal football club is the only club that sales their best players of the year and only to replace them with flops all season, who is to blame? The board, the boss, the shareholder?
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+3 #21 betram 2012-11-13 13:41
arsenal should with respect terminate the services of wenger and go for a younger and trophy hungry coach. wenger has lost reality of today's football. if you must be relevant as a club, coach and player, you must trophies. today's football in england in particular and all over the world does not require average players as mr wenger settles for in arsenal.
with his present mentality of selling any quality player and going for average player so as to make money for the board and himself, arsenal's top rating status will continue to go down.
i don't blame him nor the board. i blame those fans that troop out every week buying tickets at high price to watch a beloved team loose week in week out.
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+2 #20 LES 2012-11-13 13:38
wenger and the arsenal board are letting the supporters down by not investing in good players.players like ramsey must go.why does wenger keep playing him? we need a good goalkeeper.learn from manu(i personally dont like them),they buy players and all of them are very good.i hope that our supporters in london can boycott the arsenal games and maybe then they will wake up and do something that will not make us a laughing stock
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+2 #19 Hank the gunner 2012-11-13 13:13
the same thing every year a narrow midfield material and glass legs (well known) , as wel the manager stubborness,as well as an old-fashined tactics of titles lost before Christmas, ticket price increased to record levels tomeet the lead municipality pockets, nut no titles necessary for players to acquire, own confidnece went this year again, autumn transfer sagas of and have not received the game shows, my opinion is , thanks to wenger for the past years but now the latest is time for a change , and helped bring cavani or dzeko acquision of the tip ,or should material new wider , or are we again one man team again like last year (van persie) if cavani came or dzeko came in whose may may be ineffective by imposing- cavani/dzeko double guardiang . or was it time now to go out and do all the low base-manager-exchang ge, Guardiola in if he does not get there would be a new young coatch ajax, franck de boer, just look at the way ajax played against chelcea and franck de boer has operated the club in their own junior´s and bought about success on their club, so this season so as to save even those purchased emergency supplies and coach in the summer of exchange/in Guardiola/ Franck de boer and allowing deside the players the require .
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+1 #18 tambuwal 2012-11-13 11:39
Wenger stop buying cheap. Talents are now for the higher bidder and it was not as before.you need to be realistic in this aspect.
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+1 #17 Livinus 2012-11-13 08:41
Arsenal should get new defesive MF and keep back walcott
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0 #16 nkem 2012-11-13 08:35
another heart break for we fans as we about to experience another year without anything,not even a plastic cup.see what sting has given us.UP Man U,Man city,Chelsea and other serious club
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-1 #15 ethio gunner 2012-11-13 08:06
this is like a night mare for wenger and his board member fellows.he is top payer from coach .it is so shameful to be earned this much salary without any trophy come to home for the past 8 solid years.we need a c;lassic player like cesc,song.RVP....
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+2 #14 mad gunner 2012-11-13 07:59
how arsene wenger could do this.he and his board members can't buy a classic player but they know how to save money with out brought any trophy to home.damn to Mr wenger and his board members!
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+2 #13 Nyuon Isaac 2012-11-13 07:47
Cavani, Dzeko and Fellani are enough for Arsenal if they want to finish top4 this season''
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0 #12 FLASH 2012-11-13 07:09
we need Wanyama as a defensive midfielder, dzeko as a strike & Theo retained. but i doubt if wenger will esp if we finish top4 come january.
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+1 #11 jeff 2012-11-13 02:59
The only way Kroenke and his Arsenal cronies are going to do something to improove the team and try to win trophies, is by hitting them in the pocket stop going to games and buying their shirts etc, then Kroenke will sit up and take notice, actually I think it's happening on a small scale already. But it needs to get a bigger protest.
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-3 #10 mr arsenal 2012-11-13 01:37
guess
cavani
neymar
m.vila / de rossi
beins

that dream will nevar come true
right or wrong ?
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+1 #9 Rudolf 2012-11-13 00:06
So if arsenal can sign cavani, fellaini and zaha in this january i think wenger will upload some playerx in the club just like chamack, djourou, siquillaci
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-5 #8 aabbs7 2012-11-12 22:32
Reality is, if Fellaini, Cavani and the likes came 2 Arsenal wouldnt that be a step down now?? Couldnt say that 5 years ago but now.....
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+1 #7 Sean 2012-11-12 22:30
It won't just happen, we all know who are dealing with, Wenger can't slash 30M on a player, don't let us fool ourselves but if it happens, I will be the happiest person on earth
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+4 #6 AbbaMaiAdda 2012-11-12 22:23
@David, if Fellaini want win why he would stay at Everton? Are they better than Arsenal?
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0 #5 Pop 2012-11-12 21:40
Look at the players we could have had over the years. Instead other teams have snapped them up and won trophy's. If we had the success of winning something then the revenue would be much higher. Bigger fan base and potential for more revenue.
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+3 #4 shivz458 2012-11-12 21:13
Out:Santos
In:cavani and contrao
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-8 #3 arsenal4ever 2012-11-12 20:32
cant afford? WEnger banked 200 mill over 2 years.
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+2 #2 Ibs 2012-11-12 20:19
I think cavani will be a good signing and keep walcott lets hope. I think will need another (centre back) (left back) get rid of santos not good enough,I think will need a (winger) and (striker) and a (defending midfielder) and a top class (goalkeeper)
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+4 #1 David 2012-11-12 19:40
Fellani wants to somewhere to win things and Navas gets homesick when he leaves Seville.
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