Ian Wright tips Arsenal to swoop for striker who's a mix of Aubameyang and Lacazette
Arsenal legend Ian Wright has tipped the Gunners to swoop for Dusan Vlahovic this year.
The Highbury icon reckons Vlahovic is a player who’s “between Lacazette and Aubameyang”.
Arsenal certainly need to bring in new strikers in 2022.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future is uncertain after his disciplinary issues at the Emirates.
Meanwhile, Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah are out of contract in summer.
Arsenal have been linked with Vlahovic for a number of months.
As well as the Gunners, the likes of Tottenham and Newcastle are apparently eyeing the Fiorentina ace too.
It’s no surprise really – the 21-year-old is one of the best and most sought-after strikers in Europe.
This season, Vlahovic has a staggering 18 goals and three assists from 21 Viola games.
Last term, the Serbia international netted 21 times from 37 appearances.
In addition, Vlahovic has seven goals from 14 appearances for his country.
“Fantastic business up until this point”
Wright, speaking on the Kelly & Wrighty Show, praised Mikel Arteta’s transfer business so far.
However, he thinks the time has come to strengthen up top.
Wright reckons Vlahovic could bring the desired attributes to the Gunners attack.
“They’ve done fantastic business up until this point,” Wright said, as transcribed by The Express.
“I believe they do need to get another striker, even if everything can be sorted with Aubameyang.
“I’m hearing Vlahovic from Fiorentina. We need that player who can be between Lacazette and Aubameyang.
“I don’t know what’s happening with Laca, I’d love him to stay, I don’t know what’s happening with him, and we don’t know what’s happening with Aubameyang.
“But if we can get that striker, hard-running striker, good link-up play, good finisher, which Vlahovic is, then you’re starting to think it’s starting to happen now for Arsenal.”
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