With news abound that Mathieu Flamini could indeed be heading for the exit Arsenal have been linked with a potential replacement for the Frenchman.
Capped three times for his country, Ognjen Vukojevic is an uncompromising defensive holding player dubbed ‘Croatia’s Rino Gattuso’.
The 24-year- old confirmed that reputation with the crunching Hampden challenge which ruled Darren Fletcher out of Manchester United’s title charge in George Burley’s debut as Scotland manager.
Competition for Vukojevic, rated in the £2million bracket, could be fierce.
A former Under-21 international, the six-footer is expected to feature in the Euro 2008 squad due to be named by Slaven Bilic next month.
Celtic, Espanyol, Arsenal and Bayern Munich are just three of the clubs linked with the player in the last year. (Daily Mail)
From the same stable as Luka Modric and Eduardo da Silva, Vukojevic is a no nonsense character who is less likely to smash in thirty yarders like the Flamster but could be the kind of buy that could prove useful as a squad player who could grow into the role and hopefully not leave the moment his contract runs out! Are Arsenal fans dismayed that Flamini does indeed appear to be leaving for Serie A?