Although Arsenal is well-positioned for the Premier League’s winter break, Mikel Arteta is a shrewd and crafty manager.
Being a tactician, he knows that strengthening the Emirates Stadium in January is necessary to defeat the seemingly unbeatable Manchester City.
The London team has perhaps been underappreciated this season. They are now leading their Champions League group and sit third in the English Premier League, only one point behind the leaders, despite a few stumbles.
However, is it accurate to suggest that something is… missing? It may sound petty to argue that Arsenal, who have scored 26 goals in 12 games, lacks attacking flair, but Arteta is a perfectionist after all, and silver-plated success is like a hatchling in his mind.
News about Arsenal transfers: strikers
Arsenal is expected to come out on top in the January transfer window for Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic, as reported by Tutto Juve (via TEAMtalk). Vlahovic’s Serie A team is allegedly seeking a transfer fee of €60 million (£52 million).
The Serbian is also wanted by Chelsea and Real Madrid, but it’s doubtful that they would match the Gunners’ offer, and Arteta would seem to have an easy time acquiring him.
One of the greatest center-forwards in Italian football, the 23-year-old has struggled to find his footing in Turin. With Juventus sitting second in the league, it is thought that Massimiliano Allegri would be happy to sell him given the Old Lady’s financial difficulties.
The playing style of Dusan Vlahovic
Vlahovic’s spectacular move from Serie A rivals Fiorentina to Juventus was finalised in January 2022 for a sum of £67 million, but he hasn’t been able to meet his return of
He impressed with his mobility and finishing abilities last season, scoring 14 goals from 42 games, but he fell short of the expectations after netting 17 goals and four assists in his last 21 league games for La Viola.
Reporter Carlo Garganese called Vlahovic a “monster” because of his height and strength. He is skilled with his body and has a remarkable ability to receive the ball under duress and charge into hazardous situations.
In the Italian top division this season, Vlahovic has scored four goals and provided an assist from just six starts, averaging 2.7 shots per game and making 75% of his dribbling attempts, according to Sofascore.
Pundit Micah Richards has referred to the 24-cap Serbian international as “lightning” and stated that he had “everything you could need in a striker”.
How Victor Osimhen and Dusan Vlahovic are comparable
The £219k-per-week star is undoubtedly a top-tier attacker even though he may not be playing at his best at the Allianz Stadium.
Richards, to put it theatrically, has all the qualities Arteta needs to be the ideal counterpoint to Gabriel Jesus in the lead part above—he’s not as inventive, but he’s a natural sniper.
Dusan Vlahovic: Complementary Individuals
*Taken from Football Transfers.
Arteta could be prudent to move forward with intentions to add him to the Emirates team, since he shares similarities with Serie A champion Napoli’s prolific goal scorer Victor Osimhen.
The Nigerian international Osimhen was described as a “superstar” by Colin Millar of The Athletic after his team won the Scudetto last season with 31 goals and five assists in all competitions.
Osimhen is a strong, agile, strong, and menacing striker who can split defences with his combination of quickness, hold-up play, and line-splitting moves.
Vlahovic possesses the same natural predatory instinct, despite his inability to fully commit to Juventus. Arteta may provide him with the ideal platform to utilise as a springboard, since the Gunner ranks are electrified by his frequent adventures and their ascent to legendary glory.