Arsenal report: Dusan Vlahovic wants Gunners move – on one condition

Arsenal target Dusan Vlahovic of Juventus celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Serie A match between Juventus and Bologna FC at Allianz Stadium on October 02, 2022 in Turin, Italy.
(Image credit: Daniele Badolato - Juventus FC/Juventus FC via Getty Images)

Arsenal target Dusan Vlahovic would be open to finally moving to north London this summer – should the Gunners go on and lift the Premier League title. 

That's the extraordinary claim from one journalist who says that the Serbian striker may have turned the Gunners down in the past – but feels the grass hasn't been greener for him. Juventus beat Arsenal to sign the Fiorentina star last January after a transfer saga that lasted all month, with the 23-year-old looking nailed on to move to the Emirates Stadium at one point.

But the forward has found life difficult in Turin. Juve were docked points in Serie A this season, crashing out of the Champions League in the group stage, while Arsenal have thrived with Gabriel Jesus leading the line instead. 

Gabriel Jesus of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leeds United at the Emirates Stadium on April 1, 2023 in London, United Kingdom.

Gabriel Jesus was the alternative to Dusan Vlahovic (Image credit: Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

With the Old Lady extremely unlikely to qualify for the Champions League again this season, journalist Pete O’Rourke has made the bold claim that Arsenal could return to sign Vlahovic after all.

With the Evening Standard claiming that Arsenal want a more "physical" striker, the 6'3 Serbian more than fits the mould for another option to Jesus for boss Mikel Arteta. 

“Vlahovic was a big target for Arsenal prior to his move to Juventus,” O'Rourke told GiveMeSport

”They’ve been keeping tabs on his situation and a No.9 is a position that Arteta would like to strengthen for next season as well.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta during a training session at London Colney on February 14, 2023 in St Albans, England.

Could Arsenal sign Dusan Vlahovic after all? (Image credit: Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

“I’m sure Vlahovic would definitely be interested in a move to Arsenal, especially if they win the Premier League and are playing in the Champions League next season as well.”

Vlahovic is valued at €75m by Transfermarkt.

More Arsenal stories

Arsenal striker Gabriel Jesus has been linked with a move to Real Madrid, sparking rumours that the Gunners could have to fight to keep their No.9. Manager Mikel Arteta has identified nine players who could leave this summer – while Rasmus Hojlund is a target up front, along with Leeds star Wilfried Gnonto.

Elsewhere, Gabri Veiga has been rumoured to be on Arsenal's radar, as has AC Milan star Brahim Diaz. Declan Rice is thought to be this summer's big target, with Oleksandr Zinchenko sharing a word with him when Ukraine played England, setting tongues wagging. 

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