I am still not satisfied with the players.
British soccer media ‘Football 365’ reported on the 12th (Korean time), “Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta hopes the team will recruit Doosan Vlahovic (23, Juventus) this winter.”
Arsenal had a busy transfer market this summer. He invested 65 million pounds (about 108.3 billion won) to bring in Kai Havertz from Chelsea. Next, Julian Timbere from Ajax was recruited for 45 million euros (approximately 64 billion won). And it reached its peak. Declan Rice, West Ham United’s irreplaceable ace, has been recruited. The transfer fee is a whopping 116.6 million euros (about 166.8 billion won). This amount became Arsenal’s all-time ‘club record’.
However, Coach Arteta was not satisfied with this. He wants to reinforce the front line. Starting striker Gabriel Jesus scored against Manchester United on the 4th. However, today’s game was a return from injury. Jejus usually suffers quite frequent injuries. Another striker, Eddie Nketiah, lacks weight. Havertz, who played as a frontline striker in his final season at Chelsea, still lacks goal-scoring ability. He naturally returned to his original position as midfielder.
The frontline striker that Coach Arteta wants is Vlahovic. Arsenal and Vlahovic have already been steadily linked since January 2022. However, at that time, Vlahovic left Fiorentina and chose to move to Juventus instead of Arsenal. The transfer fee at the time was 91.6 million euros (about 130.2 billion won).
But he fell into an unexpected slump. Vlahovic did not perform as well as he did during his Fiorentina days. He appeared in 42 games with Juventus last season, but only scored 14 goals. He was evaluated as not fitting well with coach Massimiliano Allegri’s tactics.안전놀이터
Nevertheless, he was still very popular. Juventus plans to sell Vlahovic this summer. After hearing this news, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) showed interest in Vlahovic. However, the negotiations did not go through properly, and he ended up staying at Juventus this season.
However, it is unclear whether he will remain at Juventus until the end of the season. Arsenal are looking to recruit through the winter transfer window. Juventus reporter Marcelo Chirico also mentioned through the media, “Blahovic is a player who can explode for other teams.”