After qualifying for the Champions League at the expense of bitter rivals Tottenham, Arsenal have gained the massive advantage of having Champions League football to help lure the talent they need to compete with the big guns again.

Wenger knew himself the importance of finishing fourth and what that could mean when competing for players in transfer window. Now he's guided the Gunners into Europe for the 16th season in a row he's looking to strengthen his attacking options. 

This transfer window promises to be one of strengthening rather than worrying about star players being pinched (because they have no star players).

Top of his list appears to be Fiorentina's Stevan Jovetic, a talented 23-year-old striker who's become one of the most sought after players in Europe.

If Arsenal are to get their man they'll need to break their transfer record to do so but with a reported £70 million in the bank they have the capability to do so.

But is Jovetic the goal scorer that can take Arsenal to the next level? This season he's done pretty well scoring 13 goals and providing five assists. However, altogether this tally is less than Walcott (21,11), Giroud (17, 7), Podolski (16, 10) and Cazorla (12, 12) while playing in a much less competitive league. 

The other reported striker on Arsenal's list is Higuain, who is much more of a proven goal scorer but again not really the world-class player that can replace Robin Van Persie.

No doubt Jovetic is a fantastic player with lots of ability, but he's not the proven goal scorer that Arsenal are looking for. Not yet anyway. He's young and has the potential to grow into that role, but now Arsenal finally have the financial means to buy his quality of player they must get it right and Jovetic could be a risk.

All this makes for a fascinating transfer window for the Gunners and also the most important in years.

Do you think Jovetic is good enough to help Arsenal compete? Who else do you think they should focus on?


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