Arsenal should jump at the chance to sell Juventus target

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Arsenal are constantly linked with potential moves to bring in strikers, but now the rumours suggest they could have to deal with a bid for one of their own.

According to Tuttosport in Italy, Juventus are looking at the possibility of signing Olivier Giroud if they are unable to bring in Edinson Cavani over the summer.

Failing to lure Cavani to Turin seems likely, with the Paris Saint-Germain striker high on the shortlist for many clubs, including Chelsea and Manchester United.

Therefore, it looks likely that the Bianconeri will instead have to focus of persuading Arsenal’s French striker to join them in Serie A, while the Gunners should seek to cash in on this interest.

Despite being the top scorer in Arsene Wenger’s squad, the 29-year-old hasn’t scored in his last nine Premier League outings, with Arsenal only winning three games in that run and losing the same amount.

Furthermore, if you look at his performances across all competitions, Giroud has only found the net in one match, netting twice against Hull City in the FA Cup, over his last 15 appearances as the Gunners crashed out of the aforementioned competition and the Champions League.

Clearly, the former Montpellier forward’s lack of form has hurt Arsenal and they should be looking for a more consistent goalscorer to realise their ambitions next season and shipping Giroud off to Juventus would free space in the squad.

One option for Wenger would be to beat Juve to the signature of Cavani before selling off their French target man to the Bianconeri.

The Uruguayan star has scored 18 times across all competitions this season for PSG, two less than Giroud, but has done so having been forced out right to accommodate Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Speaking of Ibra, the enigmatic Swede has been the subject of many tabloid rumours linking him to England.

Bringing in the 34-year-old would be a wise move for Wenger, with Ibrahimovic winning 11 league titles in the 12 years since Arsenal won the Premier League.

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Dan Ross

After a brief stint as a commentator, Dan took his passion for football into writing and went on to gain an NCTJ in sports journalism. A lifelong Walsall fan, he's followed the Saddlers through the highs, getting to Wembley for the first time ever last season, and the lows, namely relegation to League Two in 2006.