Stevan Jovetic Would Be Huge Signing for Arsenal

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IMay 12, 2013

SIENA, ITALY - MAY 08: Stevan Jovetic of ACF Fiorentina in action during the Serie A match between AC Siena and ACF Fiorentina at Stadio Artemio Franchi on May 8, 2013 in Siena, Italy.  (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)
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Arsenal feels as if it is in prime position to land young Fiorentina and Montenegro striker Stevan Jovetic in the summer, according to John Cross of the Mirror.

It would be a huge signing for the Gunners.

Going after Jovetic makes a lot of sense for Arsenal. First of all, while Jovetic would reportedly cost about £100,000 per week, their recent commercial deals with Emirates and Puma have given the club some extra money to spend. Plus, Sebastien Squillaci, Park Chu-Young, Marouane Chamakh, Denilson, Johan Djourou, Vito Mannone and Nicklas Bendtner could be headed elsewhere after the season.

Jovetic's touch, passing ability and fluidity have raised eyebrows at a young age (23), and he's also been improving his goal-scoring. After scoring six times in 29 matches during Fiorentina's 2009-10 campaign, he has netted 26 goals in 56 starts since. That includes notching 12 goals in 29 matches this season. He's not a true threat at goal yet, but you can definitely see some signs of progress for the youngster.

It also makes sense that the Gunners would add a young talent to grow with Jack Wilshere, Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. A nucleus consisting of this young group would give a lot of hope for the future. Jovetic has the ability to make Arsenal's offense more dynamic, exhibiting the versatility to interchange with Walcott, Santi Cazorla and Lukas Podolski.

Of course, the ability to land Jovetic hinges a lot on the Gunners finishing in the top four in the Premier League this season, according to Cross. They are currently two points behind Tottenham for fourth place in the league after they defeated Queens Park Rangers on May 4 following a draw with Manchester United.

But if Arsenal is able to come away with Jovetic in the summer, the move should be applauded. Not only is Jovetic a young, up-and-coming player, he would fit with the club nicely.