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Agent In Arsenal Talks After Gunners Table Record £24.5m Offer

By on May 21, 2013

It’s only 48 hours since the season ended and already the transfer market appears to be kicking off! Reports on Tuesday have suggested that the agent of Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic has flown to London to hold talks with Arsenal officials over a potential £24.5m move.

Boss Arsene Wenger is believed to have made a top drawer striker his priority this summer and Jovetic is one of several strikers we’ve been strongly linked with in recent months.

Our chances of landing the 23-year-old received a huge boost when Fiorentina missed out on qualifying for next seasons Champions League after AC Milan hit two late goals to pip them to third place on the final day of the season, and it appears Jovetic could now be on the move this summer.

The Montenegrin international was close to leaving the Viola last summer when he asked for a transfer but was eventually persuaded to stay for another year and try to propel the Tuscan club into the Champions League. However, following their final day heartbreak, a move now looks a certainty and we’re right in the mix for his signature.

The Metro claim the players agent, Fali Ramadani, is in London for talks with Arsenal after we tabled a £24.5m bid – which would smash our current transfer record – and he will then report back to the player with our proposal.

Jovetic isn’t the out-and-out goal-scorer many Arsenal fans think we need. His career goal-scoring record is about 1 goal every 3 games (62 goals in 192 games), but his all-round play is excellent and he’d fit in well with out technical style of play.

Some fans argue a player such as Gonzalo Higuain (who’s also been linked with us this today) would be a better option but his lack of pace is a worry for me. Sure he’s a fantastic goal-scorer and I’d be more than happy to see him signed this summer, but Jovetic may be a better all-round and more versatile option.

Whoever we end up signing, it’s gearing up to be an exciting summer and I have the feeling this could be the year Wenger finally spends some serious money and builds a squad capable of pushing for silverware next season.

With United, City and Chelsea all getting new managers and the adaptation periods that will inevitably be involved when there’s a change of boss, we have a real chance to do something special next season but it all hinges on bringing in 3 or 4 top quality signings and either Jovetic or Higuain would be a great start!

Jovetic or Higuain? Who would you want Arsenal to sign? Please share your thoughts below….

35 Comments

  1. N.1 arsenal

    May 21, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Jovetic all the way, because Higuain is too slow for the primer league.

    • Paulo

      May 21, 2013 at 9:37 pm

      Jovetic is the bast!

  2. omoalhaja

    May 21, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    I prefer both of them since we will be selling out some of our frings players as 4 jovetic not been a top striker so he can be starting from flank while higuin strat as a point man

  3. Ernest cooper

    May 21, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    I would realy do like to see jovetic in red and white next season.

  4. ahmed

    May 21, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    i would be very happy to see both jovetic and higuain because now we are tired to end our every season with trouphless what we need now is having a trophy with and we can do it this is our term nw sir alex has retired THIS IS TIME FOR WENGER please professor it will be ashamed if we wont win ths year please sign them and please bring kevin strootman from PSV he can also help us.please bring higuain and jovetic.I REALLY LOVE ARSENAL

  5. spanner

    May 21, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Jovetic, the Italian league is much tighter defensively than Spain.
    let’s see Messi and Ronaldo score 50-60 goals a season in Italy. I don’t think so

  6. Gugamugbia Peter

    May 21, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Jovetic is a better compared 2 Higuian. we need a striker who is faster with the ball & who can dribble not only scoring goals

  7. Holu

    May 21, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    Jovetic wil be 9ice

  8. @babakrdaemi

    May 21, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    I think lukas and girod will be two center forwards next year.

    • Ajay

      May 21, 2013 at 8:23 pm

      Plz keep your comments to yourself in future. Thanks.

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  10. Onyekwere samuel

    May 21, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    I would prefer jovetic in arsenal squad next year.

  11. kachy samuel

    May 21, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    what is wrong in having both of them?.

  12. jamescadar

    May 21, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    We here saying what we don’t know are you guys so sure dat we’ve made any bid for them? Since when has wenger started buying players 24million pounds? Please guys let’s not be carried away by dis rumours. Untill I see them putting on the famous RED n WHITE jersey.

  13. fred okwero

    May 21, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    jovetic is tha wright person go a head professor we r behind u

  14. Panshak Solomon

    May 21, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    Nice pls sign mature players we are tire of trouphless years

  15. akande

    May 21, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Jovetic is my preference cos he’s younger and can dribble. Higuain is a similar player to Giroud

  16. zerubabel

    May 21, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    both are best super world class strikers so mr wenger pls sign both strikes

  17. sanusi hakeemat

    May 21, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Pls, Wenger i prefer 2 see jovetic on arsenal pitch next season and new face of defence middle field either m.villa, capoue or collect song back to arsenal

  18. swizdave

    May 21, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    for me a think jovetic got all a striker needs gonzalo is to slow to fit on to arsenal playing pattern

  19. George

    May 21, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Jovetic would be a great signing. He may not be prolific at the moment but something tells me Wenger will have plans to make him a lone striker as he did with RVP & Henry. A 1 in 3 goal ratio is very good as well in my opinion in a defensive league like Serie A as well as the fact he doesn’t play for the best team in the league and he’s still young and has many years to develop. Jovetic all the way.

  20. Paulo

    May 21, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Jovetic is the best he has higt and is fit enogh to pla in epl

  21. Drdonmike

    May 21, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    I ill b happy to see jovetic in arsenal, an i knw dat is ma prof decision too, up gunners!!!!

  22. YUSUF ABDULKADIR ZAREWA

    May 21, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Jovetic has more extra power than Higuain

  23. jack e

    May 21, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    J or h does not matter what we need experience and speed like david villa that can blend with arsenal style and other strikes as backup to replace chamack,bendner etc.

  24. murtala

    May 21, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    i will like to see both of them in arsenal shirt next season because we need them

  25. Gabriel

    May 21, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    I wil like 2 c jovetic @ arsenal next season

  26. kayode samson djsanchez

    May 21, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    jovetic is better dan higuin bcs he is very slow nd seffish in front of d box

  27. patryq

    May 21, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    All talk is all about strikers, everybody seems to have forgotten we also need a defensive midfielder, as Arteta only have a couple of years left if we are lucky to get that out of him.

  28. Dayor samuel

    May 21, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    Jovetic, cos he’s stronger, faster, more skilful and technicaly mileable 2 fit into any position in d final-third of d pitch.

  29. Lanre tijani

    May 21, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Jovetic is best, we have to adjust our budget, we sale some players like chamak, bendena,young park,squiece, if we sold them + 70 millon, i think arsenal can buy both of them, and more fanstacy players dat can adpt ,

  30. Charlse Muhire

    May 22, 2013 at 4:43 am

    Jovetic plus jack and santi that will be good

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