Arsenal Transfer News: Gunners Signing Stevan Jovetic Would Be Smart Move

Justin WeltonAnalyst IIJuly 7, 2012

BERGAMO, ITALY - APRIL 29:  Stevan Jovetic of ACF Fiorentina misses a penalty-kick during the Serie A match between Atalanta BC and ACF Fiorentina at Stadio Atleti Azzurri d'Italia on April 29, 2012 in Bergamo, Italy.  (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)
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With Robin van Persie most likely on his way out of Arsenal, the Gunners need to react in a manner that best suits the 2012-13 roster.

Arsenal's summer has been full of just that, adding strikers to help in the goal-scoring department, but it can't end there. They must add another attacking option to put pressure on defenses, score more goals and create more scoring chances.

And that may just happen.

According to Sami Mokbel of the Daily Mail, the Gunners are looking at Stevan Jovetic of Fiorentina

Signing him would be a smart move if van Persie decides to leave town. 

Scoring was a real issue for Arsenal this past season. If van Persie hadn't scored the goals he scored earlier in the season, Arsenal wouldn't have even made a UEFA Champions League position. His 30 goals led the team, and it wasn't even close. Theo Walcott was second with eight goals, 22 goals behind van Persie.

Signing players this summer to put more goals in the back of the net was the primary objective even if van Persie was staying at the Emirates. Arsenal did its part by bringing in Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud, but they must now add another offensive weapon.

Jovetic is that guy.

Arsenal doesn't need another striker on the roster, but they do need attacking options, especially in the middle of the formation. Jovetic brings that to the pitch. He also brings pace, flair, creativity and ball control to the table. All are that assets every team wants and needs—especially Arsenal, who struggled to score goals all year long.

Jovetic has the youth (22) that Arsene Wenger loves, he has the talent and he has the creativity that could give Arsenal another option offensively. He has scored 27 goals for his club and nine for his country of Montenegro.

Despite van Persie potentially being on his way out of the door, Arsenal's summer has been extremely active and successful. Bringing in more scoring options to potentially keep van Persie at the Emirates was a great move even if it didn't work, because it still leaves a formidable team on the pitch.

But now that he's likely gone, Arsenal needs to add another weapon to the party. His name is Stevan Jovetic.