Cavani and Reus linked with Arsenal

Arsenal is a club that seems to be always linked with a number of potential signings as Arsene Wenger is continuously trying to increase the quality of the squad and hopefully do something that the club has not managed to do in a long period of time, win major trophies.

Arsene Wenger is not only attempting to bring new talent to the Emirates Stadium in order to boost the quality of the team but also to have enough players at his disposal in case if injuries start popping up which is actually something that has not stopped and has become a serious problem for the Premier League club not only in this season but previous ones as well.

Olivier Giroud, Mikel Arteta, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil, Mathieu Debuchy, Nacho Monreal, Yaya Sanogo and Serge Gnabry are all of the players that are either out injured or have recently been suffering from physical problems in the squad of Arsene Wenger.

Some of the players that have been more recently linked with Arsenal are Marco Reus and Edinson Cavani.

Edinson Cavani is believed to be unhappy in PSG as he has to stand in the shadows of Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the Swedish attacker is the main goal-scoring machine of the French club and the team is usually being revolved around Ibrahimovic. It remains unclear if Wenger would be interested in signing another striker after having already secured the services of Danny Welbeck and Alexis Sancheza few months ago but if Cavani is offered at a low price, it could attract the interest of Arsene Wenger.

Marco Reus is one of the other high profile players which is being watched not only by Arsenal but a number of clubs around Europe. It’s rumored that Marco Reus does not want to extend his contract with Borussia Dortmund which means that the German midfielder could be available to sign in June and the 26 years old player already has a line of clubs eager on launching offers for him including: Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Athletic Madrid, Arsenal, Chelsea and more recently Liverpool.

It seems unlikely that Arsenal would be able to compete in the monetary scale against some of the other clubs who have been known to offload huge amounts of cash in order to sign their targets but maybe Arsenal can make a surprise move for Reus when he becomes available and sign him just how they did with Mesut Ozil where they paid €42.5 million and signed the German midfielder on a 5 year long contract.

Giroud Is A Doubt After Foot Injury

Olivier Giroud appears to be a major doubt for the upcoming few matches after he suffered a foot injury in the 2-2 draw with Everton. The Frenchman came on from the bench to inspire Arsenal to a two-goal comeback in the second half against Everton. He scored the equaliser just before injury time to help Arsenal get a point. Wenger said after the match that he did not start with Giroud because the Frenchman had been not fully fit after a long and hard season. He was also involved at the World Cup 2014 with the French national team.

The striker may be set for a spell on the sidelines after Wenger said that Arsenal are still waiting for the scan results. It is feared that the striker may miss up to five months and will not be available until 2015. This would be a major blow for Arsenal and their title aspirations. At the very least, he will not be present for the Champions League qualifier against Besiktas. After a 0-0 draw in the first leg, Arsenal will be hosting the second leg at the Emirates stadium. This also presents the team with a tough match given that an away goal for the opposition will give them a huge advantage.

“It is a big game on Wednesday, we hope we can recover. I hope we have not lost Giroud in the final minute. It’s a stretched ankle. It doesn’t look good. It’s great for our belief to know that away from home 2-0 down that with players like that we can come back. We always had a good mentality, the competition in England is tough for everybody and the group is still young and improving I think we are really ambitious and we showed that again,” said the Arsenal manager.