Arsenal are weighing up a potential move for Real Madrid outcast Luka Jovic on an initial loan deal, according to reports.
The Gunners are looking at replacements for Alexandre Lacazette, who will likely leave the Emirates at the end of the season when his contract expires.
Jovic hasn’t exactly been in great form in recent years and fans on Twitter are pretty sceptical about whether the striker would be a good signing for the London club:
This has to be a joke
— I AM Paper (@IAMPaper10) November 2, 2021
Nah we better give laca a new contract
— Ruttö (@ezrandez) November 2, 2021
would rather stick with nektiah👍🏽
— SJ (@arsenalsj) November 2, 2021
Not convinced, but I trust Edu and Arteta’s judgement.
— OnyxMule (@OnyxMule) November 2, 2021
We becoming the Real Madrid reject feeder club pic.twitter.com/RqALJ5h23N
— Simon Chong 🇲🇾 (@ibrani11) November 2, 2021
lacazette is clear
— MØ ❁ (@milehkevin) November 2, 2021
Get Lacca to sign da ting
— FPL Plonker (@FPLPlonker) November 2, 2021
Not sure about this one
— #SambiSZN (@LQQBS) November 2, 2021
Real always want to mug us. Why do we keep going back to them only ?
— Charles Trotman (@7charlesT) November 2, 2021
Since moving to Real from Eintracht Frankfurt for €60m in the summer of 2019, the Serbian international has scored just two goals in 38 appearances for the La Liga side.
Jovic actually returned to Frankfurt on loan in the second half of last season but he struggled to make the same sort of impact he made in his first spell; scoring just four times in 18 games.
Whether Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta believes he has the answer to unlock Jovic’s talent, it isn’t known, but it does seem like a big gamble.