Missing out on Vlahovic could end up helping Arsenal clinch another transfer

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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.

Alvaro Morata celebrates a goal for Juventus

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.

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