Arsenal have been struggling to score goals in recent matches and Dusan Vlahovic has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium this month. Since moving to Turin, the Serbian has struggled to hit top form that made him one of the most-sought after forwards in Europe during his time at Fiorentina.
However more recently Dusan Vlahovic has shown why Juventus paid £75million for his services in the summer of 2022. The Serbian international has hit top form for the Old Lady in Serie A over the last month, scoring six goals in his last five matches.
The striker has scored two goals in each of his last two games against Sassuolo and Lecce respectively and in total this season he now has 11 goals and two assists in 19 appearances in the league.
DUSAN VLAHOVIC WITH A BRACE !!!!!!!!!!!!! 4 GOALS IN HIS LAST 2 GAMES !!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/AazkFkR6Ed
— 𝐀𝐅𝐂 𝐀𝐉𝐀𝐗 💎 (@TheEuropeanLad) January 21, 2024
Vlahovic, with a valuation of £67m, displayed the precise attributes that Arsenal’s strikers have lacked recently. The Serbian displayed pinpoint accuracy and a clinical side in front of goal which Mikel Arteta’s players have struggled with of late.
It’s no secret Arsenal are in the market for a striker ahead of next summer, with Mikel Arteta determined to improve his options up top. The Juventus striker is just one player the Gunners are looking at, with Ivan Toney, Victor Osimhen and Dominic Solanke also being considered.
According to Tuttomercatoweb, Dusan Vlahovic remains firmly on Arsenal’s radar, with the Gunners apparently exploring a deal for the striker over the last week. However according to the report, Juventus are determined to keep hold of the striker this month, with any deal expected to materialise in the summer.
The Italian giants are said to want £70million for Vlahovic, which is likely to be out of Arsenal’s reach in January, unless they let some players leave which Mikel Arteta isn’t a fan of.
Eddie Nketiah is one player attracting interest this month with Crystal Palace and Fulham both keen on the striker. Arsenal are said to value Nketiah at around £35million, however do not want to let the player leave until the summer.
Any move from Arsenal for Dusan Vlahovic is likely to happen in the summer when the club will have more financial flexibility.