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Dusan Vlahovic not interested in Arsenal move

Posted on December 20, 2021 by Veselin Trajkovic

According to Sky in Italy, Arsenal have opened talks with Fiorentina about a potential move for Dusan Vlahovic, but as things stand at the moment, the Serbian striker is not interested in joining the Gunners. Juventus are interested as well, but that deal seems even less likely, with the Old Lady unwilling to meet Fiorentina’s asking price, or the commission Vlahovic’s representatives are asking for.

Nonetheless, Vlahovic’s refusal to move to the Emirates represents a significant blow not only for Arsenal’s hopes of landing this particular player; it arguably also undermines the perception of the club’s status from the outside. No doubt, this can be mostly put down to the team’s failure to qualify for the Champions League for several years now, culminating in missing European football altogether this term. If so, it’s more important than ever for Arsenal to finally grab that top-four spot come the end of the season.

Vlahovic is understandably very sought-after at the moment. The 21-year-old, who played an important role in Serbia’s successful World Cup qualifying campaign, is being talked about these days for a very good reason – he has scored 33 Serie A goals in 2021, equaling the record in a calendar year set by Cristiano Ronaldo. He still stands a chance of surpassing the Portuguese superstar, with Fiorentina playing away to Verona on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Arsenal’s need to add a proper goalscorer to their ranks soon has become pretty obvious, with former captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang recently joining Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah on the list of strikers likely to leave the club within the next six months or so. Lacazette and Nketiah will both be out of contract at the end of the season, while Aubameyang’s recent bout of indiscipline cost the Gabonese the captain’s armband and his place in the team for the time being.

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