Arsenal are planning a January battle for Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani with Arsene Wenger already letting his intentions known to the French club, according to the Daily Express.
With the Gunners being short up front and Cavani dissatisfied at his lack of game time, the north London club are willing to pull all stops for the Uruguayan and bring him to the Premier league. However, they will be in for some serious competition from the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid and Barcelona who are also looking to make a swoop for the in-form striker.
Cavani has started in nine games for PSG in the league this season and has been in blistering form, scoring nine goals. His arrival at the Emirates will give the Gunners a huge boost ahead of a potential title challenge and is likely to make them favourites going into the latter stages of the season with the quality of firepower they have at their disposal.
Chelsea are also in the market for a striker and Joe Mourinho will also keep a keen eye on the forward who can alleviate their problems up front.
The only major setback will be his wage demands which is leagues above what Arsenal pay their players. The 26-year-old is unwilling to take a cut on his current wages which reportedly stand at £135,000 a week and will test Wenger's resolve if he is presented with the opportunity.
However, the Frenchman has shown that he is willing to negotiate for the right player and has broken his transfer record thrice over by bringing in Mesut Ozil for a fee of £42m from Real Madrid.
Arsenal are currently top of the table with 28 points, four ahead of second placed Liverpool and need a striker to play cover for Olivier Grioud if they have to keep their current position in the table. Giroud has not been in bad form himself, scoring seven goals in the league this season, but an injury to the Frenchman will leave the Gunners with Nicklas Bendtner to fall back on.