Arsenal fans soaking up the rays in the Football Transfer Tavern beer garden have been left disappointed with news from talkSPORT that Fiorentina striker Steven Jovetic looks likely to snub Arsenal to remain in Italy.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger had outlined a move for the 23-year-old striker to complement Real Madrid forward Gonzalo Higuain who is expected to be confirmed as an Arsenal player next week in a club record deal.
Higuain will become the club’s record signing in a £23 million deal as the Gunners plan to mount a fierce challenge on the Premier League title.
Wenger believes that the Montenegrin forward could form a string partnership with the goal-hungry Argentine. However his plans look doomed with Juventus leading the race for Jovetic despite reports of a deal breaking down.
Arsenal supporters may be looking forward to seeing Higuain at the Emirates Stadium in the near future but they will face a longer wait for Jovetic.