Cristian Pavon was one of the players that attracted interest in the World Cup for Argentina and has been linked to the Emirates in a £26million bargain, with Barcelona likewise interested the his signature but the Gunners have been given a setback in their quest for the Argentine after he told his club Boca Juniors he wants to stay with them, The Sun revealed.
Pavon, 22, has been linked with the Gunners since January transfer window and his performance at the World Cup has also triggered the move.
Lionel Messi being his team mate at the international level will also want Pavon to play alongside him in Barcelon but Pavon is presently set to stay in his country after his agent Fernando Hidalgo suppressed the bits of gossip with news of the player’s choice.
Hidalgo told Radio La Red: “There is still nothing official from Arsenal.
“Pavon informed Boca’s hierarchy about his desire to stay and play in the Copa Libertadores.”
Pavon was brought in from the bench for all the three of Argentina’s World Cup in the group stage as they scratched through to the knockouts, just making the last 16 with the help of a late Marcos Rojo strike against Nigeria.
In the round of 16, the winger was listed in the starting line-up against France which they lost unfortunately with 4-3.
Despite just 2 months of Unai Emery’s arrival at the North London, he has signed 3 players already and Torreira deal will be completed after the World Cup.
Mexico’s Hirving Lozano and Sevilla’s Steven N’Zonzi have additionally been on Emery’s radar.
The Spanish manager additionally made the intense stride of telling fan most loved Jack Wilshere that he was surplus to players at the club, and the England man is relied upon to sign a three-year, £15m contract with West Ham in the coming days after being discharged by Arsenal.