Is Vucinic worth signing? by KJEver since the beginning of this January window, Arsenal have been
linked with out of favour Juventus striker Mirko Vucinic. The
Montenegrin international is failing to get the game time he wants with
Llorente and Tevez the preferred choice. The rumours are becoming
stronger as the window draws to a close, and today there are unconfirmed
reports from Italy, according to Eurosport
that he will be in London today for his Gunners medical. But is this
loan deal for Vucinic really the right option for the club?
At 30 years old, we are certainly buying experience, with him playing
at the top level for a long time as well as the Champions league. The
only problem is that it being a loan, it’s only a short term solution
and it doesn’t really solve this striker problem we have. He also
doesn’t provide runs in behind from the striker position. This has been a
sort of weakness for us especially with Walcott suffering a long term
injury. We can’t really vary our play and play balls in behind.
He is a different striker to Giroud and is trickier than the tall
Frenchman. However, he suffers the same problem Giroud does and that’s
the lack of clinical finishing. You’d think that his addition is almost
solely as a second choice if Giroud gets injured or to give him a rest.
He definitely offers a far bigger threat in the striker position than
Bendtner who was also behind Vucinic during his loan to Juventus. His
movement is far better and he seems more motivated to play football than
Ultimately, signing Vucinic could be some good business for the
Gunners on a loan deal. It provides us more depth in the striker
position and ensures that even with an injury to Giroud, there won’t be a
massive drop off from how we play with him. We can then go out in the
summer and spend big money on a world class striker. Then we can go on
and move our team up another level next season.
Assuming Vucinic does sign, will he provide enough extra threat up
front this season to help Arsenal to put this infuriating trophy drought