The Gunners spent a lot of money in the summer – £120 million, according to The Athletic. We brought in Marquinhos, Fabio Vieira, Matt Turner, Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko, and we’re considerably stronger now as a result.
However, it looks like Mikel Arteta wants more in January.
Arsenal want to sign Juventus duo Dusan Vlahovic and Fabio Miretti
The report claims that Arteta is pushing the Arsenal board to launch a ‘double assault’ to sign both Vlahovic and Miretti from Juventus in January.
The Serbian striker is well known to Arsenal supporters. He was heavily linked with a move to the Emirates in January this year, and Arsenal reportedly even had a £58 million bid accepted by Fiorentina. Vlahovic, however, rejected us and moved to Juve instead.
Miretti, on the other hand, is one of Juventus’ most talented young players. A central midfielder by trade, his rise to fame from the final few weeks of last season to now has been remarkable, and if he’s available, multiple top clubs will want to snap him up.
The report claims that Arsenal are really keen to sign both Vlahovic and Miretti in an operation that would cost around £102 million, It has been claimed that it would be really difficult for Juve to turn down such an offer.
The Insider’s View:
Both Vlahovic and Miretti are hugely talented players, it’s no surprise at all that they are attracting interest. However, we just can’t see Arsenal pulling this deal off in January.
Firstly, we already have a world-class striker in Gabriel Jesus. He has been sensational so far, and we don’t see how Vlahovic would even fit into our squad. Secondly, Eddie Nketiah signed a long-term deal just a couple of months ago. Arteta rates the Englishman very highly, and we can’t see him getting replaced.
That completely eliminates our need for another striker.
As for Miretti, he would be a fine signing for us. However, he is one of Juve’s gems and is tied down to a contract until the summer of 2026. It’s extremely unlikely that Arsenal can get him – unless we pay well over the odds to convince the Turin club.