Is this the picture that could change Vucinic's mind regarding Arsenal?

Mirko Vucinic

Dani Osvaldo is undergoing a medical at Juventus ahead of a switch from Southampton. Good news for Arsenal?


When Southampton snapped up Pablo Dani Osvaldo in the summer it was an exciting - but undoubtedly risky move.

Osvaldo was a favourite of Mauricio Pochettino at Espanyol when they two were paired together and he moved fast to snap him up in the summer.

However he came with baggage.

He had essentially been ran out of town by disgruntled Roma fans and had been known to get in the odd scuffle with team-mates - once punching Tottenham flop Erik Lamela in training.

And six months of he is set to leave The Saints after a dismal time on the South Coast.

Osvaldo struggled for form, despite some flashes of excellence, before he found himself suspended for his actions against Newcastle United.

Then, he got in a fight with club stalwart Jose Fonte in training and was suspended for two weeks by the club - and expected to leave.

That move is now on the cards, as you can see from the picture of Osvaldo dressed as a 19th century clairvoyant arriving for his Turin medical show.

So what does that mean for Mirko Vucinic?

The Montenegrin ruled out a move away from Juve yesterday among reported interest from Arsenal, Valencia, Monaco and Tottenham Hotspur.

But with the arrival of Osvaldo the striker now finds himself further down the pecking order at the club.

His agent said yesterday:

“There is no chance that Vucinic will join Arsenal now. He has decided to remain with Juventus.”

But a lot can happen in 24 hours when the Transfer Deadline is looming - and in this case Vucinic might just have to reconsider his stance.

Arsene Wenger admits he is trying to bring in at least ‘one more body’ with a midfielder most likely - however if Vucinic suddenly becomes available - do not be surprised if they do not snap him up … or somebody else will.

image: © Илья Хохлов/Ilya Khokhlov / Ilja Chochłow

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