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Arsenal ponder move for Juventus star Dejan Kulusevski

Arsenal ponder move for Juventus star Dejan Kulusevski

12/11/2021; 1:58 PM Steven D. Thompson By : Steven D. Thompson

Mikel Arteta is hoping to bring in an attacker in January, following the poor form of his strikers this season. Juventus forward Dejan Kulusevski is a player of interest.

Arsenald the season in poor form, losing their first three games without scoring a goal. It looked like Arteta would get the boot, but the Spanish gaffer steadied the boat. He has taken Arsenal on a ten-game unbeaten run.

Goals have been at a premium for the North London side, with the strikers misfiring. Penalties have not brought relief, as they have also contrived to miss those. Even as Arteta has been able to get the team in shape, the formula to get his strikers delivering the goods still eludes him.

In 11 matches, Arsenal have scored 13 goals. Four of those goals have come from Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, with Alexandre Lacazette getting just one.

The poor return from his strikers has forced Mikel Arteta into the market for another striker.

In search of a striker

Arsenal have gone ten games unbeaten in the Premier League, climbing up to fifth in the process, but Mikel Arteta hopes to shore up his squad in January.

The Gunners had eyes on Serbian striker Dusan Vlahovic, but the move may have gone cold as the striker wants to remain in Fiorentina. The 21-year-old forward has had his agent ignore approaches from Arsenal. Besides, it remains to be seen if the Gunners would even be willing to pay the £60-70m being asked by Fiorentina for the forward.

Sky Italy reports that Arsenal arecting their efforts to get a striker elsewhere. Sweden international Dejan Kulusevski is an option that interests Arsenal. Kulusevski joined Juventus from Atalanta in January 2020 for a fee of £30 million.

He was integral to Juventus last season as he made 47 appearances and scored seven goals in all competitions. The arrival of Massimiliano Allegri has seen the forward drop down the pecking order with only two Serie A appearances to his name.

Will Arteta get the funds for a January swoop?

Last summer, Arsenal brought in several players as they continued their rebuild. The Gunners made a £100 million outlay on bringing in players to the Emirates. Ben White and Aaron Ramsdale were among the players that arrived at the North London side.

Arsenal have recently enjoyed a rich vein of form. The results which have seen them win six of their last eight games may convince clubctor Josh Kroenke to give Arteta the financial backing he needs to prop the club up as challengers for titles.

Josh has insisted on his commitment to the club after fending off offers from Spotify chief Daniel Ek to buy the club. Hopefully, for Arteta, the promised commitment would come in the shape of financial backing.

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