Arsenal Transfer News: Sebastian Giovinco Talks Suggest Gunners Will Do Business

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Arsenal Transfer News: Sebastian Giovinco Talks Suggest Gunners Will Do Business
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Arsenal may be on the verge of moving for Sebastian Giovinco after the player's agent, Claudio Pasqualin, revealed the Premier League side have enquired about his availability.

The Juventus star's representative confirmed on Tuesday the Gunners have asked about the 26-year-old, per Colin Harvey of The Daily Star.

"We have had contact with Arsenal," said Pasqualin. "It was a request for information about his situation. There was nothing more [at the moment]."

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Arsene Wenger needs to strengthen his attacking firepower to help bolster Arsenal's attempt at capturing the Premier League crown. Currently ahead of Manchester City by one point, the North London outfit have been forced to rely on the goalscoring output of Olivier Giroud this campaign.

Although the Frenchman has netted nine and provided five assists in the domestic division, per WhoScored, injury problems throughout the squad threaten to overcome the team's excellent run of form.

Theo Walcott is out for the rest of the season, as reported by BBC Sport, indicating Arsenal need an injection of incisive pace as the vital games begin to arrive.

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However, with the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Lukas Podolski and Mesut Ozil recently returning from injury, the temptation is there for Wenger to remain inactive in the January window and trust in his current squad to provide reliable cover for Giroud.

Therefore, news that Wenger has enquired about Giovinco will provide relief that Arsenal are intent on adding an attacking option to their squad.

Few fans would expect to see silverware if Nicklas Bendtner was given an extended run in the side, despite the fact he's bagged a couple of important goals this season, per WhoScored.

Even so, the team appears full of confidence, as summarised by Podolski's recent tweet:

Giovinco has remained on the fringes of Juventus' first team this season and will fancy a move to heighten his chances of representing Italy at this year's World Cup. With just two starts and one goal to his name across Serie A and the Champions League, per WhoScored, the rapid forward is likely to be up for grabs.

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Juve's miniature Italian has the right qualities to slot straight in at Arsenal, where he could become a star. His speed, willingness to track back and confidence on the ball is exactly what Wenger looks for in his players, but Giovinco is not the out-and-out striker needed to cover Giroud.

He can operate in Walcott's role—floating between the wing and central positions behind Arsenal's spearhead—but supporters may wish to see a traditional target man prioritised over the acquisition of Giovinco

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