Gunners hit by striker blow

Arsenal’s hopes of landing Edinson Cavani have been hit by reports Paris Saint-Germain have tied him down to a new deal.

Arsenal: Gunners hit by striker blowArsenal: Gunners hit by striker blow

The Gunners are on the look out for a new striker and reports earlier in the week claimed that Arsene Wenger would turn his attentions to Cavani, if Leicester’s Jamie Vardy snubbed a move to the Emirates Stadium.

The Uruguayan arrived at the Parc des Princes in the summer of 2013 for of a fee of around 64million euros and has gone on to help the club win three Le Championnat titles.

However, his time at the club has been plagued by rumours of potential suitors looking to tempt him away due to his unhappiness at being forced to play out wide rather than in his favoured number nine role.

Arsenal could offer the striker a route out, but with him likely to have more opportunities to feature up front following the departure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, he appears set to stay put.

According to reports in Italy, he has signed a new five-year deal with Les Parisiens, which will keep him at the club until the summer of 2020.

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