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Jovetic team mate slams Arsenal

Stevan Jovetic seemed to edge himself closer to a summer transfer to Arsenal yesterday, before helping Montenegro to fight back for a draw against England. Although he didn’t score for his country, Jovetic worked tirelessly and gave England all sorts of problems with his strength, technical ability and link up play.

His Fiorentina team mate Luca Toni, however, doesn’t think much of the idea of Jovetic signing for Arsenal. The 35-year old striker, who was in the Italian World Cup winning side of 2006, did little to endear himself to Arsenal fans after spouting off about us not being any better than Fiorentina in Serie A.

Jovetic told to snub Arsenal

Just as Arsenal fans are hoping that Santi Cazorla and Nacho Monreal will be encouraging their team mates in the Spanish national side to consider a move to North London and telling them how good it is at Arsenal and London, the Juventus and Montenegro striker Mirko Vucinic will probably be chewing the ear off his international team mate Stevan Jovetic.

23-year old Jovetic looks set to leave Fiorentina this summer after five seasons with the Serie A club. He has indicated his admiration for the English Premier League, which has given great encouragement to Arsenal in their bid to sign him. Vucinic, however, believes he can persuade him to stay in Italy and move to his club, Juventus.

Arsenal face battle with Juventus and Milan for Jovetic

Arsenal may be forced to cough up more than expected this summer if they are serious about the signing of Stevan Jovetic from Fiorentina. Arsene Wenger will have been hoping to pay a little less than £20 million for the 23-year old Montenegrin international, who has declared his desire to play in the English Premier League, but may now be forced to stump up around £25 million due to the strong interest from AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus.

Arsenal get green light from Jovetic!!

While at least one Arsenal player, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, will get a chance to see Stevan Jovetic up close on Tuesday night when England take on Montenegro, the rest of the Gunners could soon be on the same pitch as the young striker regularly, after he indicated his readiness to leave Serie A and come to the English Premier League.

“It sure is nice when you are interesting big clubs like Arsenal and Manchester City,” Jovetic revealed.

“It feels good because currently the English game has probably the strongest league in the world. I’m very comfortable in Italy but the Premier League is at the top of the football world, and probably the best.

Wenger wants England to help Arsenal with Wilshere

Jack Wilshere is a massive part of the future of Arsenal, but he is also seen as the next best thing for the England international side as well. Arsene Wenger has already admitted to using him more than was probably ideal when he was returning from his lengthy spell away from the game, and Roy Hodgson is facing the same temptation.

The midfield star’s recent ankle problem picked up against Tottenham has highlighted the problems facing both managers, and that is why Wenger wants to discuss with Hodgson the right way to deal with Wilshere, according to the Daily Mail. The Frenchman is hoping to persuade the England boss that Wilshere must be used as sparingly as possible, and that means not using him in the England friendly games scheduled for this summer.

Montenegro International Still On Arsene Wenger’s Wanted List

Stefan Jovetic almost signed for Arsenal in the summer, but he remained in Italy with Fiorentina after the Italian club refused Arsenal’s bid on deadline day. All the talk in Italy now is about how Chelsea will sign him once the transfer window reopens, but the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sport are not so sure claiming that Arsene Wenger is still keen.

Pearce confirms that Wilshere will join full England squad today

The Arsenal midfielder helped the England U21’s take a slender 2-1 lead over Romania ahead in the play-off for a place at the Euro U21 Championship in Denmark this summer, but he won’t be there for the return leg on Tuesday.

Wilshere must have done enough to convince Fabio Capello that he will be starting for the senior team against Montenegro instead.

Pearce said after the game: “Part of me is pleased that Jack is going, as it shows to the rest of the squad the pathway which is there for the players, and part of me would have liked to have him in Romania.

£2.25m Montenegrin defender turns down Spurs to join Arsenal

The 19 year-old Montenegrin defender Stefan Savic is to sign a pre-contract with Arsenal this week, but won’t be joining up with the club until the end of the season.

Savic currently plays for BSK Borca in Montenegro and states that he refused an offer from Tottenham to play for Arsene Wenger.

Savic said: “There were offers from Tottenham and Birmingham City, but once a call came from Arsenal, I had no more doubts.

“Arsene Wenger made sure my papers were arranged and my work permit extended so I can be at more training sessions.