According to the Metro, Arsenal have targeted PSG star Ezequiel Lavezzi in a bid to bolster their strikeforce.

The Argentina international will be a direct replacement for the expected-to-depart Lukas Podolski, sharing the German international’s winger-forward style and proven potency from out wide.

Indeed the 29-year-old has proved an astute addition for the Parisians since joining them from Napoli in summer 2011, since claiming back-to-back Ligue 1 titles and contributing 23 goals and 18 assists in 90 appearances. Lavezzi is famed for his blistering pace too – something the Gunners disturbingly lacked last term following Theo Walcott’s season-ending injury.

But with Arsene Wenger privy to an unprecedented transfer budget via Arsenal’s new sponsorship deal with Puma, it’s unlikely Lavezzi will be the Gunners gaffer’s final acquisition of the summer.

With that in mind, here’s FIVE players who could follow the Argentine to the Emirates – some inspired by his arrival, others more coincidental.

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