Arsenal remain bookmaker favourites to sign international striker

There has been a lot of hype around the supposed Arsenal ‘war chest’ this summer. Depending where you go for your info this piece of military furniture contains anywhere up to £100m. Or £101m if you include the revenues from the departures of Arshavin, Squillaci and Denilson. Anyhoo, talk is cheap and until we actually see cash being splashed, then that is exactly what it will remain. Talk. Gunners everywhere are crying out ‘show us your wonga Wenger!’

Despite there being a seemingly growing queue of interested parties, Arsenal remain favourites with bookmakers SKYbet to procure the services of the talented Montenegrin striker Stevan Jovetic. Although new Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is also reported to be interested in the Fiorentina hotshot, the bookies see fit to keep Arsenal as 7/4 favourites for his signature.

Chelsea probably have more cash to splash but with a catalogue of players, including Hazard, Mata and Oscar who could step into the number 10 position of secondary striker at the club, Mourinho may prioritise other positions. That’s not to say Jovetic wouldn’t be a valuable asset to Chelsea. With 35 goals in just over 100 games for his current club, he hasn’t been prolific, but he has so much more to his game than just goals. Jovetic is the sort of player who makes things happen for others. His assist rate may well exceed his goal-scoring tally in years to come and every side needs a great creator. At 23 he still has so much room for improvement and looks as if he may become one of Europe’s leading lights over the next few years.

We still think that Arsenal need to prioritise an out and out striker. But, if there is serious money to spend this summer then what about a Benteke/Jovetic strike force come August? Arsenal fans, would that partnership boil your potatoes or would you rather sign someone else? Let us know your thoughts. Meantime, click the link to see the lad in action.


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  1. Jack

    Jun 6, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Wenger shld go ahead and sign C. Benteke

  2. Anaekwe Patrick

    Jun 6, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Benteke cum jovetic would be splendid.

  3. anthony

    Jun 6, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    I think higuan would be ideal.capoue for dm and a decent rb.

    • richard

      Jun 8, 2013 at 1:16 pm

      I agree with your sugestion

  4. Kejela

    Jun 6, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Wenger never buys a star player,he adds a trush to the club.

  5. Callum

    Jun 6, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    In my opinion we should get Higuain and Jovetic. What a partnership that could turn out to be. However, the only problem is that we will need to fork out nearly 50 million to get both.

  6. Uzaan Isaac

    Jun 7, 2013 at 5:56 am

    Wenger shuld pls sign either Jovetic or Higuain for us.

  7. Gabriel

    Jun 7, 2013 at 6:29 am

    I will very happy if arsenal signs quality players, then the league is for us. But if he fails i fear where we wil get ourselves

  8. J.P

    Jun 7, 2013 at 7:18 am

    I think arsenal should sign Wayne Rooney and Cesc Fabragas back would really be ideal for the club. And either Pogba or Alaba in the defensive mid role

  9. wisdom

    Jun 7, 2013 at 8:19 am

    You loose faith in arsene! He ιѕ gonna shock the world this transfer window

  10. Kelvin

    Jun 7, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Jovetic & benteke splendid

  11. Mick

    Jun 7, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Jovetic would be a great signing and higuian. Villa are asking to much for Benteke and Rooney would want to much money

  12. adebayo

    Jun 7, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Benteke & Jovetic. CF
    Felleni DM
    Cesear GK

  13. jonas yeboah

    Jun 7, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Wenger should pls sign Jovetic,Alaba&Higuain
    We really need their services in Arsenal

  14. Clinton

    Jun 7, 2013 at 11:16 am

    I still have faith in Giroud, however, we need to get back up strikers to have more depth… we need to strenghten our midfield so that we can have flowing passing and attack like the Arsenal of old, another player similar to Santi will be great and another winger. unless the Ox is gonna step up this season. and 2 or 3 defenders.

  15. Ajilo olabisi

    Jun 7, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    I we be very happy if i see fabrigas back nd jovetic nd heguain.

  16. Ajilo olabisi

    Jun 7, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Wenger make money not trophy,why?

  17. richard

    Jun 8, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Iwould go for higuain for clinical and maturity

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