Arsenal Transfer News: 3 Alternatives to Stevan Jovetic

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Arsenal Transfer News: 3 Alternatives to Stevan Jovetic
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While Stevan Jovetic joining Arsenal once seemed like a done deal, it's now looking like the Fiorentina forward won't be moving to North London after all. According to Metro, the player himself has said he would prefer a transfer to Juventus.

For Arsenal supporters, though, there shouldn't be any worries about the Jovetic deal seemingly falling through. The Gunners are in need of a clinical striker—one who can take the team's chances and score crucial goals the way Robin Van Persie used to do.

While talented, Joventic isn't that type of striker. The Montenegrin, who scored 13 goals in 34 Serie A games this season, is more of a creative forward. He is someone who can play as an attacking midfielder or a "trequartista."

That being said, it's still absolutely vital for the Gunners to bring in a forward this summer, and they seem to have solved that problem with the impending signing of Gonzalo Higuain, as reported in The Sun.

So with the striker issue seemingly solved, why write this article?

Rather than compose a list of three strikers, I've decided to go for players who, like Jovetic, are versatile and can play as attacking midfielders.

Without further ado, here are three alternatives to Stevan Jovetic.  

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