It is no secret that Wenger has been and still is in the market for a new striker. Many names have been thrown in the hat such as Ba, Cavani, Adrian Lopez and Villa. Ba ended up at Chelsea, Cavani is out of Arsenal’s price range (if history is anything to go by), Lopez and Villa were denied transfers by their respective clubs. Villa has expressed his desire to join Arsenal but I believe for someone about to turn 32, his train has already passed. Don’t get me wrong, I believe he still is in his prime but at 32 years old and 14 million quid, we would be signing a player with, at the very most, 2-3 more years at the top level. Doesn’t seem worth it to me.
Which brings me to my subject matter; the 1.86m tall Fiorentina striker, Stevan Jovetić.
Reports have been emerging that Arsene has made the 23 year old Montenegrin his top transfer priority in the summer. How accurate these reports are, I do not know. What I do know is that he is the perfect fit for this current crop of Arsenal players.
Jovetić possesses a skill set which currently is lackingin Arsenal’s attack. He is an incredibly skilled player who can use his dribbling and ball control to create space for both himself and his team mates. The Montenegrin also possesses a shot technique that makes him prolific both in and out of the box. Jovetić also possesses the silky touch to combine with other players around him the ‘Arsenal way’.
At 23 years old, he still has loads of room to improve and under Wenger’s tutelage, you can bet he will. A scary thought indeed. His price has been touted to be between the 20 and 25 million pound mark, which would shatter Arsenal’s current transfer record, but I believe it to be well worth it.