Which of these TWO Napoli talents should Arsenal swoop for?

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cavaniA frustrating draw against Everton on Monday night only highlights Arsenal’s pressing need for some further offensive additions. In particular, they need to start looking at buying a new striker.

Arsene Wenger brought Olivier Giroud over from Montpellier during last summer, but the big Frenchman just can’t handle the responsibility of being Arsenal’s main man.

I get that there’s no point in comparing him to Robin Van Persie. He’s simply not that type of player. But the fact is, Giroud is a rather limited player. His build, lack of movement and positioning suggests a ‘finishing machine’, a Nistelrooy type, in the side to do one thing: score goals.

And whilst his goal tally isn’t bad for his first season in England, the number of chances he misses is rather alarming. This was the case against Everton, where his wayward finishing proved costly for the Gunners.

The summer transfer window provides an opportunity for Arsenal to right these wrongs.

According to Footy Latest, Arsene Wenger is ‘on the tail’ of Edinson Cavani, a player who the Arsenal boss spoke of in glowing terms during the January transfer window. This would be an exciting move for Arsenal and could even put them in the running for the title next season.

After all, Cavani is one of the best strikers in Europe, there’s little disputing that. He’s Serie A’s most deadly forward, one of the best finishers in the game and unlike Giroud, he’s mobile and he gets about the pitch.

The Napoli striker can win the ball in the air, but he can also control it, flick it past people, run with it and of course, put it in the back of the net.

Giroud’s playing style is too predictable, but Cavani is able to make things happen even when he doesn’t have his shooting boots on (a rare occasion indeed). He’s also a tireless worker and would quickly gain favour amongst Arsenal fans.

Footy Latest also claim that Wenger is looking to secure a deal for Napoli’s talent left-back, Juan Camilo Zuniga. Whilst I like Zuniga, I don’t think this signing is particularly likely. After all, Wenger only recently bought Nacho Monreal, so isn’t exactly short of left-backs.

Besides, Edinson Cavani will cost enough on his own, without adding more players to Arsenal’s tab. Bringing in a striker should be Arsenal’s priority and Edinson Cavani is the man to get.

What’s your take? Should the Gunners be in the market for Edinson Cavani and Juan Zuniga?

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  • shina Adefila says:

    Yah, am in support of Cavani Arsenal need a good striker like him.

  • Ernest Cooper says:

    I think if we get cavani we ill end up winning everything next season.

  • GoonerEris says:

    Do you even know how much he costs? Well, at the last hearing, £60m. Not going to happen at that price.

  • goonerboy says:

    I prefer Hamsik

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  • varfee M.Swaray says:

    I prefer Podoski than Giroud,wenger should go for carvani immediately in tansfer summer.Giroud are given us worries and sleepiest night.Lewandoski will be a good man on the run too,i love Arsenal till death.

  • Uzoo timevarist says:

    Cavani undoubtably is among the 3 most deadly strikers in the world currently which any top flight club in europe would wish to have to anchor the attack but i doubt arsenal’s wilingliness to part with huge amount as much as £45m for his signature..i therefore go for lewandowski/benzema/dzeko or even mario gomez

  • joey says:

    I like this article not because of the link to Edinson Cavani, but because you’ve written the facts about Giroud. He might have scored 11 goals, but what p’ple do forget is that he’s at Arsenal and not Everton or Aston Villa. Arsenal is a top club and we should think big. Compare him to Wiltord, Henry, v Persie, Kanu, even Adebayor and u know he’s shit.
    In the premiership, almost 8 clubs have better strikers and game changers compared to Giroud.
    Utd – he’s behind Rooney and v Persie. Personally, i would even pick Danny Welbeck over Giroud.
    Mancity – Tevez? Aguero? Dzeko?
    Chelsea – Demba Ba? Torres might have lost it, but every defender will be wary of him much more than Olivier.
    Spurs – Defoe is better, lets face it!
    Everton – Kevin Mirallas. I would pick even Victor Anichebe because he’s a nuisance to defenders.
    Newcastle – Moussa Sissoko or Pappise Demba Cisse
    Liverpool – Suarez is miles ahead.
    Swanse – Michu is ahead
    Aston Villa – Christian Benteke is ahead. Gabriel Agbonlahor would even add more firepower to Arsenal.

    So u see Giroud worshipers no one is saying his legs are rotten, but this is ARSENAL. We are not mid table side. We cant think small, we’re a big club. We’ve got to start thinking like that again.

    Even when they dont score, just analyse the nuisance strikers like Radamel Falcao, Edinson Cavana, Mario Mandzunkic, Mirko Vucinic, Robert Lewandoski, Wayne Rooney, Carlos Tevez etc are to opposing defenders, and just how mobile they are. That is what we need!!!!!!!

    C’mmon Arsenal!!!!

    stats show Giroud loses the ball far more than any other Arsenal plyer when they have it.

  • Bitiyedinho Gaucho says:

    Cavani should be brought 2 our side coz we ned goals and i’m sure Cavani would score more goals than Roben

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