Arsenal may have missed out on Dusan Vlahovic in the January transfer window, but it could come back to help them now as they target an alternative.
According to a report from Todo Fichajes, the Vlahovic deal means Juventus can no longer afford to make Alvaro Morata’s loan move from Atletico Madrid permanent.
The Gunners could now be in a position to take advantage, with the report explaining that Mikel Arteta is keen to snap up the Spain international.
Morata has previously struggled in a spell in the Premier League with Chelsea, though there’s no doubt he’s a fine player on his day and could perhaps do a job at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal certainly can’t afford to be too picky after losing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January, but many fans will perhaps feel they could still aim a little higher than Morata.
The 29-year-old may have played for a host of top clubs, but he’s never really been a 30-goal-a-season player, and that’s surely what Arsenal need right now after losing Aubameyang.
Morata’s best tallies have been 20 goals in all competitions in 2016/17 with Real Madrid, and in 2020/21 with Juventus.
In terms of league goals, Morata has never scored more than 15 in a single campaign.
Arsenal should surely explore other options instead of making Morata a priority, though he could be worth considering as a squad player.