Stevan Jovetic to Arsenal: A Potential Game Changer for the Gunners

Despite the transfer window being closed, there will always be rumors all over the market. Arsenal, usually, are being linked with almost every player available in the market, and end up singing no one. Today, we’ll be focusing on Fiorentina’s talented striker Stevan Jovetic.

The Montenegro international has been heavily linked with a move away from Florence at the end of this season, with teams like Arsenal, Man City and Juventus all ready to sign him. All these teams are tempting for a young striker like Jovetic, but which one is the best for him? In my opinion, he should opt for the Gunners.

I’ll take the case of each team a side, starting with the Italian giants Juventus. The Old Lady have been in a great form this season and are undoubtedly on the right track to retain the domestic title. However, after a great start of their Champions League campaign, they lost 2-0 to Bayern Munich and are probably heading out of the competition.

Juve are definitely a great team and any player will be lucky to play there, but Jovetic may have to face a lot of competition to make it in their starting line-up, with the likes of Matri, Vucinic and new striker starting signing on this coming summer, Fernando Llorente, all ahead of him. Beside, after some great years with Fiorentina , a move to another Italian team might make him the most hated man in Florence, so he may want to move to the Premier League looking for new challenges.

Moving on to Man City’s case. The blue team of Manchester is not exactly the best team for young talents. Jack Rodwell, Scott Sinclair, Adam Johnson and Samir Nasri were once regarded as the future of the Premier League, but a move to last season’s league champs changed all that. The same thing can happen to Jovetic. With Aguero,Tevez and Dzeko standing in his way, he’ll be warming the bench with Nasri and Sinclair next season if he decides to join Man City.

All this leaves us with the best choice for Jovetic, Arsenal are in desperate need for a replacement for RVP. Summer signings Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud, despite scoring a good amount of goals, have failed to prove to be the best successor for RVP.

However, Jovetic has been regarded lately as the new RVP. He’s versatile, has good dribbling skills, good finisher and most important, he fits perfectly with Wenger’s style. And luckily for him, he won’t face much  competition in the picking order.

In my opinion, he’ll be Wenger’s first choice, and he’ll get the chance to develop and become one of the best strikers in the world, since Wenger is known for doing so. However, in order to sign him, Arsenal need to break their transfer record and pay around £25 million, which could prove to be an obstacle.

These are my thoughts on Jovetic. Any team will be lucky to sign him – he’s terrific striker, skillful and a good finisher. Wenger should act swiftly to get his signature.


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Written by Ahmad Ezzeddine

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