Mikel Arteta ‘plans stunning £103m DOUBLE RAID on Juventus for both Dusan Vlahovic and youngster Fabio Miretti’… as the Gunners boss ‘reignites his interest in the Serbian striker’ after January rejection
- Mikel Arteta is thought to be plotting a ‘£103million double raid on Juventus’
- The Arsenal manager already spent around £120m over the summer on players
- He has consistently given youngsters his backing during his time as Arsenal boss
Mikel Arteta is reportedly planning a raid on Italian giants Juventus for two of their most prized players, in a double deal worth around £103million (€115m).
The Spanish manager is thought to be interested in a move for both Dusan Vlahovic and 19-year-old midfielder Fabio Miretti, in a surely bank-busting move that would see Arsenal pick up two of Italian football’s brightest young stars.
Serbian striker Vlahovic was subject of heavy interest from the Gunners in the January window, but he elected to join Juve from Fiorentina instead, and now Calciomercatoweb report that Arteta’s side have reignited their interest.
Arsenal are interested in Dusan Vlahovic (back right) and Fabio Miretti (third right, front row)
The 22-year-old joined The Old Lady last winter for around £73.4m and made an instant impact at the Serie A titans, with seven goals and an assist in his first 15 league games.
Vlahovic has four league goals so far this season from eight outings
However, despite a similar ratio of four goals in eight this term, it is thought that under-fire Massimiliano Allegri is not getting the best out of the forward, amongst other pressing concerns at the Turin club.
The Serbian’s name was at times last season being used in the same sentences as Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe, and has incredible talent at such a young age.
Arsenal of course have already spent heavily on a new striker, bringing in Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City over the summer to good effect, but Arteta is thought to want to bolster his attacking options with just Eddie Nketiah in reserve.
Where the Gunners are left somewhat thinner in the pack is in the midfield, with Granit Xhaka rarely more than a couple of cards away from suspension, Thomas Partey becoming more and more injury prone and Albert Sambi Lokonga struggling to cement his place in the Spaniard’s line-up.
Miretti has broken into the Juve first team under Massimiliano Allegri this season
Miretti is thought to be one of the few positive outcomes from Allegri’s sub-standard start to the campaign, with just two wins from the first seven and a shock 1-0 loss to Monza last time out.
The midfielder began to force his way into contention towards the back end of last season, before breaking through properly this term, already playing nine games for the side including more than 100 minutes in the Champions League.
Miretti may only be young, and fairly inexperience, but the Spanish manager has shown a willingness so far in his fledgling managerial career to put his faith in youth – highlighted most recently by the introduction of 15-year-old Ethan Nwaneri.
Although Juve will of course be hopeful of the two players seeing out their contracts, which both run until 2026, an eye-watering bid of some £103m could be far too much for them to say no to.
Mikel Arteta has shown faith in youth with Marquinhos (left), 19, and Ethan Nwaneri (right), 15