Arsenal Plotting January Move For Everton Forward Nikica Jelavic

Wenger admires Croat.

Arsenal are ready to move for Everton striker Nikica Jelavic in January, according to reports.

The Croatian has only been with the Toffees for six months after arriving on Merseyside from Scottish giants Rangers at the start of the year.

Jelavic has made a huge impression in English football, bagging 10 goals in 16 Premier League starts for Everton and catching the eye with his movement and finishing

It is understood that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, who prised Mikel Arteta from Goodison Park last summer, is ready to test Everton’s resolve with a £15m bid for the 27-year-0ld.

Wenger signed up forwards Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski this summer but lost star-striker and captain Robin van Persie to Manchester United and has since watched his side draw blanks in two of their three Premier League matches this term.

The French tactician believes that Jelavic can replace the goals lost by van Persie’s departure but Everton are desperate to hang on to the forward.

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