Arsenal are struggling considerably to make their presence felt this season, and the situation further worsened after their 4-2 hammering at the hands of Nottingham Forest which paved the way for their early exit from the FA Cup.
Besides, their position in the Premier League isn’t quite appealing either, as they are placed at the 6th spot in the league standings with 39 points to their name after 22 games.
The future of two world-class players in the shape of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez is still up in the air and from what has transpired between the club and the Chilean, it appears that the latter’s exit is imminent.
A finish inside the top four would hold paramount importance and further, with League Cup and Europa League commitments to meet, it is implied that the North London based outfit must make some shrewd additions this month in order to beef up their armoury.
As per one of the latest reports by the Mirror, the Gunners are aiming to sign Boca Juniors’ attacker, Cristian Pavon, this month in their attempt to replace Sanchez.
Pavon has been a major revelation lately and it is perceived that Arsene Wenger is willing to meet his release clause of £27million to lure him to the Emirates Stadium. Thus, if the reports are to be believed, there is an apparent signal of intent from the Frenchman.
The 21-year-old has been quite superb in the Primera Division in Argentina this season, having smashed 3 goals and provided 5 assists so far and no wonder his stocks are pretty high right now. Wenger has perennially been inclined to nurture youngsters with potential and Pavon appears to be the next in the line.
Pavon is a blossoming youngster who can operate effectively from either wing and possesses notable attacking traits. His dribbling is top notch and will definitely add an edge in the Gunners’ final third while his pace and crossing skills are also admirable.
Although he is not an astute passer of the ball, he has the ability to shoot fiercely and his movement on and off the ball is also superb. He has two international caps to his name with Argentina and he would be desirous to pave his way into the World Cup squad of his country later this year.
However, his lack of experience of Premier League football might be a major talking point in the discussion by the Arsenal board but frankly speaking, he has the potential to thrive amidst the animosity of the English top flight.
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