The Gunners boss Arsene Wenger apparently turned down an opportunity to sign Edinson Cavani because French team was asking too much money, around £50m.
John Cross of the Daily Mirror claims that the Gunners were concerned at the Uruguayan’s lack of resale value due to him being 28-years-old.
Arsene Wenger did recognize his side’s need for a new centre-forward, however, and made tentative attempts to get Karim Benzema from Real Madrid, though Cross claims talks never progressed far.
Cavani would have been an ideal buy up front, with Arsenal now relying on Olivier Giroud, Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott in that role for the season ahead.
Arsenal were already in desperate need to sign new players after injury woes to their key players including Wilshere and Ramsey.
Despite Manchester City bringing in Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling, Wenger made no change in his stance regarding the transfer policies.
Paul Merson and Gary Neville recently have battered Arsene Wenger for being too confident in the players he has who are not enough to win Arsenal Football Club the Premier League.