Deafening silence from Vlahovic’s camp is hindering Arsenal’s bid to sign him

Arsenal is continuing to push for the signature of Dusan Vlahovic.

The Serbian goal machine is one player who could transform Mikel Arteta’s team with his goals.

The Gunners’ attack could be different from next season, with the likes of Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah likely leaving.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin of Everton and Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins are two other strikers who have been linked with a move to the Emirates in the last few months.

Both strikers have performed well for their present clubs, but Arsenal seems to have made Vlahovic their number one target.

Corriere Fiorentino via Sports Witness insists they are ready to make an offer that Fiorentina cannot refuse.

However, the player and his representatives are refusing to talk or discuss his future.

This deafening silence has become an issue, but there is little his current employers can do.

This means that Arsenal should probably now turn their attention towards other targets.

Vlahovic’s form in Serie A suggests he would be a top player in the next few years. 

If Arsenal becomes the lucky club that lands him, we would undoubtedly reap the rewards, but we cannot force a player to join us.

We are a big enough club, and Vlahovic should be eager to move to the Emirates.

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  1. “We are a big enough club, and Vlahovic should be eager to move to the Emirates.”

    What doe this even mean? Just sounds like arrogance to me, pure entitlement.

    1. spot on PJ…just look at our purchases since moving to the Emirates, minus Ozil, Sanchez and Auba, which all played out horribly in the end, and that will tell any prospective player exactly who we have become…we need to go the extra mile to sell this club to players, especially those with higher aspirations, and I just don’t know if Arteta brings enough cachet to the mix in order to secure those types of signatures…as such, we will likely have to pay over the number, with a player-friendly term and exceedingly high wages, just to win them over…with this in mind, we can only afford to dangle such riches on those at the very top of our list of desired recruits

      1. Isn’t that what City and Chelsea had to do, don’t forget they were relegation fodder? We have trimmed down our wage bill quite considerably so offering high package to the right player isn’t a problem. As long as that player fits and significantly improves the squad.

    2. It’s all agents tactics, currently Arsenal are the only big club linked, still got time before the window closes. Can they get other big clubs interested? Maybe a better deal to what Arsenal are offering?

      This will drag on till probably the final days of the window.

    3. If I were to be his agent, I won’t be advising him on accepting Arsenal now either as his only option. Both business and sporting wise, that’s not the best.

      Think of it, currently Haaland has about six big clubs across Europe vying for his signature, and only one of them can sign him. That leaves five big clubs looking for the next best thing which is vlahovic.

      In January he has just Arsenal but in the summer he may have 5 other big clubs interested. Right now his priority will be finishing his season strong and waiting.

      His advisors knows this and playing their cards well. If we were sitting comfortably in 2nd position, CL already guaranteed, then maybe we’d have a chance but unfortunately that’s not the case.

      Why come to Arsenal in January and fight to secure CL football when in the summer you could have Real Madrid, Barcelona, Man city, PSG, Bayern, and Juve looking to sign the next best thing to Haaland?

  2. Please Arsenal don’t sign Watkins or calvert-lewin there not good enough for arsenal in my oppion ,buying them would be going backwards instead of forwards, av said over and over we have 1 striker already in Martinelli, but getting gelson Martin’s from Monaco would be a signing every club would struggle against with his fast pace and control and his finishing, also Thomas Lemar aswell who’s a young France international he would be a great addition to the club as a midfielder , but defo get gelson Martin’s…..

    1. @Gunnermark
      Martins is very prolific on the ball, dribbling wise. But his”finishing” as you put it, is below par. 3 goals and 2 assists per season. Not a good return me thinks. IJS

  3. Just finished watching Fiorentina’s 6 nil thrashing of Genoa. I am really impressed with Vlhavoic’s all round-game, hold-up and off-the ball movement. He scored a peach of a goal. His first touch for his goal was impeccable and the audacious chip over the on-rushing keeper was exquisite. He would be a fantastic signing for Arsenal FC.


    If he does not wish to come, then he will not come. Simple as that and its pointless to bleat about it

  5. As Arsenal fans we should be used to this smokescreen. Benzema, Higuain, Draxler, Carvalho just to name a few. These are all players we were constantly being linked with year after year even though management had absolutely no intentions of signing. No its Vlahovic. What will happen is that we will wait until the end of the transfer window and probably get some second tier player in on loan. Its unbelievable that we have not signed a ball playing CDM even when we have Partey available. As for Vlahovic, we just have to endure all the stupid speculation until the window closes.

    1. sadly your assessment could be spot on, especially considering all the speculative nonsense that surrounded the potential acquisition of other high-priced Strikers like Benzema and Higuain

  6. We would not be continuing to pursue if we did not think we could sign. If we are not pursuing then we are not and this is made up drivel either way that is that.

  7. It happens every window fellow gooners. The media abuse of Arsenal slyly creating rumours, building them up. Then at the 11th hour saying we couldn’t get it over the line for X,Y and Z reason, in a swipe at the club.

    January as we all know is a really difficult market to get deals done. We’ve seen it before and we’ve only managed to get loan deals. Teams don’t want to sell first team players they will find it difficult to get a replacement. Unless a player wants to leave it’s not going to happen. In regards to Dusan, for me I like his level of integrity and maturity. Wanting stay at the Viola till the seasons out, to help them achieve a good position in the league and hopefully Europe.

    He knows offers will be there in the summer and he can have his pick of them. But let’s be honest Real are chasing both Haaland and Mbappe. Barca are absolutely skint and need to ship out alot to buy. I don’t think Munich or Dortmund can afford him and they commonly like cheap or free deal. There’s Man City who I think are the favourites for his signature. Then there’s us who are willing to pay over the odds to get him and make him the centre of our world.

    For now he has his heart set on remaining to stay loyal to the club who made him what he is. You can only admire that and that’s the type of player we want. If he is the answer go all out, if even get the deal done loan him back with any money and so on to be completed in the summer.

    As for the “us not being a big enough club” rubbish, don’t be silly. As I said above Man City and Chelsea were absolutely nothing when the were signing the Robbens and Robinohs of this world. We have trimmed enough high wages off the books and will continue to. With Kolasinac, Lacazette and possibly Aubamyang also looking like their on the way out. We can afford the pay the right play a large package providing he significantly improves our squad.

  8. I don’t think vlahovic will join Arsenal as his heart sets out for Juve or Inter . Arteta and Edu needs to find the magic band again and unearth a striker . Unless we win PL or back in CL spot at least we can not attract world class players . World class players first will look for other opportunities. If no other clubs are interested then only they will join Arsenal

  9. I think there’s a chance of arsenal signing him,if not arsenal won’t go back for another bid just like the way we heard about Locatelli in the summer there was a rumours that arsenal bidding for him but he’s not interested and they never went back…

  10. Hello good people.
    I have been very skeptical when the fuzz about Vlahovic first started, my opinion was that he is the next Luka Jovic or Edin Dzeko at best. That was before I watched several of his games for Serbia and in Fiorentina. He seems a real deal, tall, strong, modern CF (like many others) but he also knows to play ball, has a great first touch, deadly left foot and great movement (reminds me a bit to Cavani). He is also hard working and very young. I would love to see him in red and white, but don’t forget that he played only in Italy and he would take time to settle in PL.
    Main problem seems to be that he has both his heart and mind for Juve. He is settled in Italy and he enjoys the life there. Our only chance to sign him is if Juve doesn’t qualify for CL.
    It would be perfect to have him this month, while we still have Laca, as that would take some pressure off and give him time to settle, but that seems impossible. I honestly hope to be proven wrong

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