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Arsenal face more frustration in pursuit of South American ace
- Updated: 20 November, 2012
Arsenal face disappointment in their pursuit of Napoli star Edinson Cavani according to TalkSPORT, after claims the forward has distanced himself from a move to North London.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is looking to replace recently-departed Robin van Persie at the Emirates Stadium and recent reports from the MailOnline suggested Arsenal were ready to beat the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester City to the signing of the 25-year-old.
Those reports claimed Arsenal were ready to break the bank by offering £30 million for the highly-rated Napoli striker. However, TalkSPORT now report Cavani is happy in Naples with the player stating he has no interest in a move to the Emirates Stadium.
The Uruguay international is quoted as telling Il Mattino: “My future is the present, I’m happy at Napoli, my teammates are fantastic, the fans are very passionate and my family is settled here – it’s all fantastic.”
Cavani was given a glowing report from Arsenal chief scout Steve Rowley last week after scoring all four goals in Napoli’s 4-2 Europa League win over Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk. It was then suggested by ESPN that Wenger was ready to act in an effort to beat the likes of Real Madrid, Manchester City and Manchester United to the signature of the South American ace.
Wenger has been criticsed by Arsenal fans who are frustrated no direct replacement was sought following the sale of van Persie, however, the 5-2 thumping of bitter rivals Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday may have lifted the gloom – just a little.Follow @icentrocampista