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Exclusive: Arsenal Plot Shock Swoop For Manchester City Striker Stevan Jovetic as Wenger Looks to Strengthen Attack

Gunners boss still keen on bringing striker to the Emirates.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is said to be weighing up a surprise move for forgotten Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic at the end of the season as he still struggles to get a foothold in the starting XI under Manuel Pellegrini.

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The Gunners supremo has been in the market for a new striker this season and CaughtOffside understands that he could decide to make a serious effort to bring the Montenegrin on board.

Wenger had been linked with the 24-year-old last summer before he left Fiorentina after he admitted that he was a fan of the north London club, only Wenger failed to make a concrete offer and Jovetic eventually left for the Etihad.

However, Jovetic has struggled with injuries this season and has so far struggled to force his way ahead of Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo in the City frontline.

Although he may not be making as many appearances as he would like, he seemingly has not forgotten where the net is as he has notched up four goals in his 11 appearances, but most of which have come during cup competitions.

Wenger is eager to bring at least two new strikers to the club this summer as he has been left with only Olivier Giroud to prop up their attack, and the France international has now thrown his future at the club into doubt after admitted he could move on elsewhere.

With Yaya Sanogo acting as understudy, though, the new forward line rotation could help to give the Gunners a better shot at landing the title next year as their lack of options has seen the club slip down into fourth place – seven points behind current league leaders Chelsea.

Any move for Jovetic would likely cost Arsenal dearly, though, as City would most likely want to recoup the majority of the £22.8m fee they paid the Italians for him last year.

Wenger will be backed financially in the summer, however, meaning that he would be able to afford his man should he really want to press ahead with a move for him.

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