A recent spate of untimely injuries to a number of key forward-thinking players has forced the club into the market.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is set to reignite his long-running interest in both Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata and Juventus’ Mirko Vucinic after being unable to persuade La Liga champions FC Barcelona to loan the Gunners exciting young forward Cristian Tello, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
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The north London club lost the leadership of the Premier League to Manchester City in midweek, and to compound that fact, Wenger also saw key midfielder Aaron Ramsey break down in training as the Wales international attempted to make his long-awaited recovery from a long-standing thigh problem.
And with the influential goalscorer now set to be on the sidelines for a further six weeks, to compound other injuries to the likes of Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere, Wenger has been forced into this month’s transfer market.
The Frenchman’s preferred option was to take Barca’s Spain international forward Tello on a six-month loan deal until the end of the campaign, however, the Gunners were knocked back in their approach, with the Catalans unwilling to allow their starlet to leave Camp Nou in January.
All of which means that Wenger will now attempt to take either Madrid striker Morata or Juve front man Vucinic, or both, on a short-term basis for the second half of this season.
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