In a bid to replace crocked English star Theo Walcott, Wenger is on the look-out for a stop gap option and seems he has found one as Arsenal have turned to Juventus attacker Sebastian Giovinco. Arsene Wenger confirmed this week he intends to raid the transfer market following the news that Walcott will not play for the next six months.
Giovinco isn’t new to Wenger as he has previously been on Wenger’s radar but Juventus had always been reluctant to sell but Le prof could realize his dream now even if it’s on a short spell as Italian seeks a fresh start after finding himself far below in the pecking order. So far this season, he has just two Serie A starts for Juve and none in the Champions League. In a World Cup year, that isn’t an encouraging stat for someone aspiring to make the party for a star-studded Italian team.
His versatility would certainly appeal to Wenger as the twenty six-year-old can play as a second striker, winger or playmaker. Reports in Turin suggest Arsenal would be willing to sign the player on-loan until the end of the season, in a bid to rejuvenate his form.
While Arsenal certainly don’t need him to play as a playmaker or second striker as there are Cazorla, Ozil and Rosicky who can play that role, they will certainly need him as a winger but could he play as a striker? For his short frame, he will struggle to make an impact in the role in the EPL but in a 4-4-2 formation and playing alongside Giroud or Podolski, it could be a masterstroke because unlike both men, he uses both legs well which means he will combine well with them.