KEY POINTS

  • Arsenal is considering a move for Luka Jovic of Real Madrid
  • Mikel Arteta is seen as the right coach to remove Jovic from the slump
  • Jovic may not be a long-term fix to help Arsenal’s offensive woes

Arsenal has reportedly joined the mix of interested teams who could make a swoop for Luka Jovic of Real Madrid.

The Serbian has not exactly performed according to expectations with the Los Blancos,  and the understanding is that Jovic is likely to exit Santiago Bernabeu in January.

Jovic has yet to score for Real Madrid since being acquired from Eintracht Frankfurt for £50 million ($67 million), Sky Sports reported.

As of to date, the 23-year-old has only found the back of the net twice in 39 appearances for the Los Blancos.

There were clubs in Europe linked to the Serbian, and Arsenal has joined the mix per a report from AS.

Mikel Arteta is looking for added firepower and was previously linked to a potential move for Jovic’s teammate Dusan Vlahovic.

As mentioned in a previous report, club president Rocco Commisso will only consider offers around the region of £85.8 million ($117 million).

With the asking price for Vlahovic too big, Arsenal is looking for other options and Jovic could be a sensible choice.

Given his credentials, there is no denying that a change in scenery could effectively unleash Jovic’s true potential.

He was described as someone “magical” by Lionel Messi in 2020 when assessing the top young talents coming out of Europe.

But it may be best to note as well that Jovic’s performance has waded through the years.

Arsenal could be taking a risk pursuing the Serbian with Arteta needing to determine how to bring out the best in him.

 Luka Jovic of Real Madrid Luka Jovic of Real Madrid Photo: Getty Images | Alejandro/DeFodi Images

One thing that may appeal to Arsenal is that they can move in on Jovic without worrying about a huge transfer fee in the January window.

Enlisting Jovic could also make sense for the Gunners, especially with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang off to the AFCON this coming January.