Arsene Wenger is weighing up a move for PSG’s Ezequiel Lavezzi.
Arsenal are interested in a January move for PSG striker Ezequiel Lavezzi, according to CaughtOffside.com.
The 28-year-old Argentine joined the Ligue 1 champions in July 2012 and enjoyed a fine debut season at the Parc des Princes.
But Lavezzi has struggled to hold down a regular starting spot since the arrival of Uruguay international Edinson Cavani and admitted last week that he does not know if he will remain at the club in January.
The Gunners are in need a new striker in January, with the much-maligned Nicklas Bendtner currently the only senior back-up for first-choice striker Olivier Giroud.
Bendtner’s credentials will be tested over the gruelling Christmas and New Year period, in which the high-flying Gunners face 10 games in just 24 days.
If the Dane fails to impress as Giroud’s deputy, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is expected to move for a new striker in the New Year and Lavezzi is under consideration.
The Argentina international cost PSG a whopping €30m in July 2012 but does not have the same relationship with current head-coach Laurent Blanc as he did with the Frenchman’s predecessor Carlo Ancelotti, and he should be available for a knock-down fee.
Lavezzi is expected to be part of the talented Argentina squad for next summer’s World Cup and is keen to ensure regular playing time ahead of the tournament in Brazil.
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