Stevan Jovetic: Why Arsenal Is Best Fit for Fiorentina Star's Summer Transfer

Sam Tighe@@stighefootballWorld Football Tactics Lead WriterJune 5, 2013

PESCARA, ITALY - MAY 19:  Stevan Jovetic of Fiorentina after the Serie A match between Pescara and ACF Fiorentina at Adriatico Stadium on May 19, 2013 in Pescara, Italy.  (Photo by Giuseppe Bellini/Getty Images)
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Stevan Jovetic is a wanted man and seemingly has the luxury of picking his next club out of a multitude of followers.

Back in May, Massimo Marioni of Metro confirmed that Fiorentina were willing to let the Montenegrin walk this summer:

"Jovetic wants a new experience and we’ll try to make him happy, but only if a suitable offer comes in," general manager Sandri Menucci stated.

Daniel Jones of Metro have subsequently linked both Arsenal and Chelsea to a deal for the forward, and Tuttosport (via Stefan Coerts of have suggested Juventus hold significant interest, too.

It makes for a summer of tough decisions for Jovetic, who will almost certainly ply his trade away from the Artemio Franchi for the 2013-14 season, but where will he go?

The frontrunners for his signature, it seems, are Juventus.

The Calcio club have a longstanding interest and, according to the aforementioned report, tried to purchase him in the summer of 2012 but could not agree a fee.

The Bianconeri have been far and away the best side in Serie A for the past two seasons and boast a strong core of quality players. The likes of Leonardo Bonucci, Claudio Marchisio, Paul Pogba and Arturo Vidal will ensure they stay a force for years to come.

The attraction of Juve is easy to see, and Jovetic won't have to uproot his life in its entirety in order to join a UEFA Champions League club.

But if he wants to continue his rise to stardom, he might be better suited at Arsenal.

At the Emirates Stadium, he immediately becomes the best striker on the books—the go-to guy for the side ahead of Olivier Giroud and Lukas Podolski.

His ability to drop in between the lines, drift wide and shoot from distance as well as penetrate the box will suit Arsene Wenger's system down to the ground—in fact, it's just a little reminiscent of Robin van Persie.

His teamwork and link-up play is fantastic, and he corroborated with wingers Juan Guillermo Cuadrado and Adem Ljajic superbly this season. One's a speedster while the other is more technical, and you'll find a similar situation at Arsenal right now.

The peripherals are in place for him to become the next great forward at the Emirates Stadium, and he'll be valued heavily to make sure he gets the chance he needs.

Juventus is a risk considering the amount of strikers already on the books. Fernando Llorente agreed to a precontract in January, according to The Guardian, while talkSPORT have revealed the Old Lady are deep in discussions with Gonzalo Higuain.

There's no guarantee Alessandro Matri is shifted, while Mirko Vucinic, Sebastian Giovinco and Fabio Quagliarella are all still knocking around.

Until some clarity arises in the Bianconeri striking department, Jovetic's safest and best fit is Arsenal.