Various reports suggest Arsenal are considering a loan deal for unsettled City striker, Stephan Jovetic, after an unpleasant start to his Eastlands career. The Montonegrin forward has had a difficult start to his English adventure, featuring only 6 times since his arrival in August, scoring twice in the process.
Arsenal have been known to be strong admirers of the 23 year old and reportedly scouted him on numerous occasions last term, but failed with a £21m bid which was a little short of his valuation at Fiorentina.
The Gunners eventually ended up not getting the sorts of strikers they needed, and had to settle for a creative fulcrum in Mesut Ozil for a record fee of £42.5m, which could now pave way for more world class arrivals at the Emirates, and Jovetic isn’t out of the radar just yet.
With Arsenal also having niggling injuries to forwards, Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott, a move for Jovetic in January doesn’t seem out of place, with the ex-Fiorentina man in desperate need for first team football, having seen himself as fourth choice striker at the Etihad, behind the likes of Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Alvaro Negredo.
Pellegrini’s decision to get Jovetic still seems bizzare, with City already having 3 top strikers to count on for the whole season, while Arsenal barely have two in Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski, with the latter still on the sidelines.
It remains to be seen if City decide to loan one of their forwards to a direct EPL rival, but with first team opportunities hard to come by for the talented striker, an insistence to leave City temporarily for regular playing time could do the trick for Arsène Wenger’s side