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Arsenal Reignite Their Interest In This Juventus Striker: Should Arteta Bring Him To Emirates Stadium?

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In a recent report from Football.London, it was mentioned that Arsenal are monitoring Dusan Vlahovic from Juventus as they plan on signing him in the January transfer window. It is understood that the Gunners have found their solution to the striker problem as they brought in Gabriel Jesus but they had been linked to the Serbian forward earlier this summer.

Vlahovic’s Recent Run Of Form For Juventus

Vlahovic has had a brilliant start to his campaign as he has put in some impressive displays in the attacking third of the field. The Italian giants sit at the eighth position in the league table despite the Serbians striker performing at his best and banging in four goals over eight appearances across all fronts.

The Belgrade-born sensation has been reliable in front of the goal and has performed consistently in the final third after averaging 3.8 shots, 0.8 key passes and 0.5 dribbles per game in Serie A. However, he would have to improve on his ball distribution as he has only completed 70.5% of his attempted passes in league football (stats via whoscored).

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Should Arteta Bring Him To Arsenal This January?

Vlahovic remains a goal threat in the final third; as he excels at finishing inside the opponent’s penalty box. He can position himself in the right places acting as a target man in the offence to convert the chances created for him by his teammates. Furthermore, he remains an indirect set-piece threat standing 1.9 meters tall which allows him to dominate his opponents in the air.

At 22, he has proven to have great potential and has enough room to polish his game. However, the Serbia international will have to improve on his link-up play if he wishes to become one of the best strikers in Europe.

Mikel Arteta has been wise to identify him as a potential target as he could certainly bring more competition in the number nine position and also add more firepower to the Gunners’ attacking department. Arteta could convince the Old Lady into selling him if they make a decent offer while Juventus look to bring in further reinforcements to bounce back from a dismal start to this season.

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