But while local reports claimed that the Londoners were ready to bring forward their timetable by buying the wideman, Boca still wish to retain Pavón for their Copa Libertadores campaign that begins in February and the player himself is concerned that moving and not playing first-team football would damage his World Cup chances. Today, Arsenal are linked with Cristian Pavon...
Upon joining Boca, Pavon was loaned out to Colon in 2014 to gain first-team experience. So far, in 12 games, the La Albiceleste attacker has directly contributed in 9 goals (3 goals and 6 assists).
Pavon's explosive style earmarks him as the ideal replacement for Alexis Sanchez, He is an Argentina global, having made his debut in the friendly against Russian Federation a year ago.
There are no guarantees the youngster would be able to come straight in and perform for Arsenal.
Right-footed and often deployed on the right wing for Boca, Pavon can also play on the left side of the attack, cutting inside onto his stronger foot.
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Off the ball, Pavon presses diligently, regularly seen winning the ball back high up the pitch, and is always willing to track back to support his full-back.
The 21-year-old has a contract until 2022 with the club.
According to the Independent, rather than looking to sign Pavon in January, Arsenal are considering a summer deal.
Boca Juniors say they will only allow Arsenal target Cristian Pavon to leave the club if his €35 million buyout clause is met, and also insist no offer has been received from the Gunners.
"For the moment, we have not received any proposal, formally or informally", he said, speaking following the presentation of new signing Carlos Tevez.
'But I know very well what I said to Cristian when we renewed his contract.