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Arsenal Transfer News: Gunners Linked With Two Strikers

Fiorentina forward Stevan Jovetic and Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski are both on Arsenal’s short list to replace want-away captain Robin van Persie

With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Arsenal are linked with two strikers.

Robert Lewandowski

Fiorentina forward Stevan Jovetic and Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski are both on Arsenal’s short list to replace want-away captain Robin van Persie, according to the Daily Mail.

The report claims that the Gunners scouting team are set to meet next week at the club’s London Colney training ground where discussing possible replacements for van Persie will be top of their agenda.

The Mail believe that Jovetic and Lewandowski are both rated highly in north London having been watched by Arsenal scouts on several occasions last season, and both players will be discussed at the meeting.

Jovetic is a Montenegro international and has enjoyed two excellent seasons in Serie A with Fiorentina. However, Arsene Wenger may face stiff competition for the 22-year-old, who has been strongly linked with a £25m move to Chelsea this summer (source: Daily Mail).

Polish striker Robert Lewandowski has also been linked with a move to the Premier League, with Manchester United thought to be close to signing him earlier in the summer (source: Guardian).

It remains to be seen whether either player would be capable of replacing van Persie though, with the Dutchman eager to secure his exit from the club before Arsenal leave for their Asia tour on July 24th.

FT Verdict

If Van Persie does go this summer, which is looking increasingly likely, we’re not going to be able to find a player of his quality to come straight in.

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Both Jovetic or Lewandowski are fine talents and i would be happy with either of them at Arsenal. I’ll leave it in Wenger’s capable hands to find a suitable replacement for our out-going captain.

Would you like either Jovetic or Lewandowski to replace RVP? Get involved in the comments section.



  1. Abdul abdul

    July 6, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Yaa, rvp should not be forced to stay stay @ arsenal cos there is time for evry thing, what god did not give u u cant give it to yourseve, wenger shou go ahead and sign a possible replacement of rvp and hand over next seaeon to god,

    • Dan

      July 7, 2012 at 12:46 am

      id prefer jovetic all day long ahead of vp. but i know we will not get him

  2. pathluv

    July 6, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Rvp! guy if u wnt 2go better go, please arsene wenger dont force him 2stay God will bring a better replacement of him ok!

  3. Abdirashid Hassan

    July 6, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Van pr*s**t*te must go even if he changes mind.


    July 6, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Arsene Wenger and the management of my Arsenal should please sign super Robin van Persie’s will don’t really know if the other players will performed well in club and we have lost many good players like this so far and it has cost the term alot…… bc of this will have not be able to win trophies for the pass 5yr. we all should remember that one of Arsenal greatest player Henry have to live for another club for trophy. we don’t know if Jovetic and Lewandowski will come or if the club sign any of this player. please super Robin van Persie’s stay the fans, team, club and some of the management need you


    July 7, 2012 at 12:01 am

    RVPshould go,Arsenal make what he is now,not only him even teo walcot all they are no treat to wenger,for wenger is just an easy task to find replacement, A man with an EAGLE EYES of seening a portantial players.The door is open for anybody that feel is,wenger got all when you nothing ,unknown to everybody.Wish every one safejourney for those that are going,for those that stay with GUNNERS we will coutiniou given our maxinum surport.

  6. ignacio llosa

    July 7, 2012 at 3:09 am

    we need jovetic giroud is too similar to lewandowski lets cash rvp and get jovetic, there is no point in him staying as he is going to be thrashed by the gooners next season whether he deserves it or not

  7. Dedie

    July 7, 2012 at 4:07 am

    Get Lewandowski.. Young, powerful and highly skilled.. Let the Dutch man go. His heart ain’t with us no more.. Sell, replace and move on!

  8. wilson

    July 7, 2012 at 6:08 am

    RVP should go and win cups somewhere . We need new owner of the club the American has cost us cup and all good players have left the club.

  9. Mohamed Tarabi

    July 7, 2012 at 7:09 am

    let arsenal cash in Rvp and look 4 suitable replacement. I knw the money is better than him bcoz he will go back to injury next season

  10. H.Man

    July 7, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Pls the problem is silent stan,he’s not got d interest of our dear club at heart,pls we need usmanov….As for rvp he needs to leave cos i don’t see him replicating his last season’s form all the way goodluck to him on his way to his new club

  11. S k adebayo

    July 7, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Lt 4get abt rvp h’s gon alredy aw shou find a betr rplcmnt an 4 even theo if h wnt 2 go an ad one midfdr 2 mk solid squard,i se Afc win trophi dis 4thcomin season(bi kudirat Lahi)gonners 4 lif

  12. Lanre_Lewis

    July 7, 2012 at 8:42 am

    RVP is not greater than our dare Arsenal fc! Let him go and find suitable replacement. I dislike his open comment..He is not a true gunner anymore! So,cash on him now! Gunners for life!

    • Helena Rosa

      July 7, 2012 at 4:24 pm

      I agree sell him when he was more injured than playing Arsenal + fans stood behind him that is the Thank you we get now

  13. aizat

    July 7, 2012 at 9:21 am

    arsene wenger should prefer to buy edison cavani……he play smart.but it up to arsene please arsene,buy some player…n too RVP, u will regret if u leave arsenal

  14. Olubodun oluwaseun

    July 7, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Rvp has spend 8yrs in arsenal, he enjoys 1yr of gud form he didn’t even remember d bad 7yrs dat arsenal has stayed 2 mak him who he is 2day nw he wnt 2 leave 4 money, fine go we dnt nid u anymore.pls arsene get us a player lik JOVETIC, LORIENTE, LEWANDOSKY as striker nd 1 more def midf lik biglia or m’villa pls

  15. otema denish

    July 8, 2012 at 11:17 am

    we relay love to see RVP in the squad these summer.I think no one can play as the way van has been doing in the last two years. Anyway it depends on the RV decision

  16. john

    July 8, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    let rvp go,wenger shld buy jovetic and dounmbia to kickstart d new season

  17. Sarafaolalekan

    July 8, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Let vp go and look 4 possible replacement 4 him and look 4 our season sing lenwandoski as replacement 4 one legger

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