Former Chelsea star linked with late move to Arsenal

Alvaro Morata is being linked with a January move to Arsenal, with Juventus likely to look to offload him.

The Old Lady agreed a deal to sign Dusan Vlahovic from Fiorentina this month, a player we were also linked with also, but his arrival in Turin does mean that their need for Alvaro Morata has lessened.

The Spaniard would now rank as the third or fourth choice to lead the line, with Paulo Dybala and Moise Kean also in contention at CF, and we could well be set to work out a deal which could bring Morata back to London.

The Atletico Madrid loanee’s time with Chelsea earned him mixed reviews. He struggled to score goals as consistently as you would expect for the enormous outlay they had splashed out to sign him, while he is believed to have had some mental struggles at the time, and his arrival at the Emirates would likely come with a negative reaction from the fans, even if only on a temporary basis, with FourFourTwo citing The Sun as claiming we are considering his loan signing.

After the excitement of hoping to sign Vlahovic, followed by hopes of Alexandre Isak, seeing Morata come through the door will definitely be an anti-climax, but the loan deal will just mean that we are filling a hole temporarily until the summer, whilst trying to give ourselves squad numbers for the challenge in hand.

I don’t imagine anyone would rush out to get his name on the back of the shirt, but it could prove to be a shrewd signing, as Morata does have a keen eye for goal and gets a fair amount of assists, but we will have to be aware that VAR will be ruling out a number of his strikes for offside. It’s in his veins…

Patrick

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8 Comments

  1. Always been a talented player but a poor finisher, unreliable. He’s a better fit than auba, and maybe OK to get us through to the summer but we will need to get in 2 or even 3 players who can play CF.

    1. Very true. Better him than nothing as a stopgap measure if Auba is leaving Then in the summer things can be sorted out

  2. Any substance the the rumours of Isak being in london? Just thinking maybe arsenal have quietly done their business and waiting for the drama on deadline day cos of the Amazon documentary. Wilshire and Isak will be fine for now…

    1. Yeah he is primed for a Peter Odemwingie wait outside the stadium and see what happens as the clock ticks down!

  3. Very frustrating player, often guilty of squandering presentable chances and frequently caught offside when he does manage to finish!

  4. Juve need to have a clear out to fund Vlahovic, looks like Spurs are taking that flop Dejan Kulusevski off their hands.
    Ramsey also available strange how Burnley seemed to think they can afford his wages! Also interesting that Burnley came close to signing Mislav Oršić, who remembers that magnificent hat trick Vs Spurs? He is quite a player I would take him.

  5. we don’t need offloaded players. If they aren’t good enough at current club what will magically happen with us?

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