Why Arsenal should break the bank for Vlahovic


By Muhammad Yakubu

The Serbian international, born on January 28, 2000, made his debut for the Serie A side, ACF Fiorentina, in the 2018-19 Serie A campaign. Since then, the all-action striker has quickly risen through the ranks and enjoyed a breakthrough season in the 2020-21 campaign by netting 21 goals and assisting 3 in 37 matches. Quite phenomenal for a 20-year old.

Susan Vlahovic nonstop ruthlessness in front of goals brought him to the limelight, with Arsenal facing serious competition from their North London rivals, Tottenham, and other European heavyweights for his signature. However, his 70 million euros price tag is currently the barricade in every clubs way after the effect Covid in the football world, thus, making it even more difficult for the “Gunners” to bring the Serbian to London.

With the recent developments between Arsenal and Pierre-Emrick- Aubameyang, Alex Lacazette’s rumored reluctance to put the pen on paper for a new deal, It has become a matter of urgency for Arsenal to get a replacement for the duo. Recent Arsenal’s signings and the current average age of the Londoner’s squad makes Vlahovic the ideal striker option for the Gunners.

Fiorentina are currently keen to cash in on the player if he’s not willing to sign a new deal with the club. Therefore Arsenal must take advantage of the current state of affairs and win the race for his signature.

“Historically this club has always been able to target the best players in the world and the best players in the world have always been interested in coming here, and I can say that situation hasn’t changed,” said Arsenal Manager, Mikel Arteta.

The words of the gaffer clearly show that Arsenal is still an attractive destination for top players even without being in the Champions League for a while. For that reason, it is just the matter of Arsenal paying the fees to get Vlahovic to the Emirates.

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