VIDEO: Former Arsenal target Morata scores first Juve goal

Alvaro Morata

Alvaro Morata scored a bullet header in the 3-0 win over Atalanta to get off the mark for the Serie A giants.

Former Real Madrid forward, and long time Premier League interest Alvaro Morata yesterday scored his first goal for new club Juventus, after coming off the bench away to Atalanta.

Argentine midfielder Roberto Pereyra crossed to the back post, where Morata was waiting to expertly dispatch the ball past Marco Sportiello with a powerful header.

Former Manchester United and Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez had earlier scored a brace to put the Serie A champions ahead.

The young Spaniard was heavily linked with a move to Arsenal over the summer, with the Londoners very much in discussion over a number of players. Loan and permanent moves were mooted, but the 21-year-old ended up heading to Serie A giants Juventus rather than the Emirates.

Arsene Wenger's choice, or failure, to sign Morata saw the Gunners dally in the transfer market somewhat when it came to reinforcing their forward line. Though Alexis Sanchez was brought in from Barcelona, it was perhaps only an injury to Olivier Giroud that caused the club to go out and purchase Danny Welbeck from Manchester United.

Morata's time in Italy initially seemed to be somewhat cursed, as he suffered a knee injury in what was his first training session with his new club. 

That knock saw him miss the opening few months of the season, but the striker has gradually come back into the Juve first team in recent weeks, after making his debut against Swedish title holders Malmo in the Champions League.

However, he had to wait until the game against Atalanta to find the net for the first time, with most of his appearances brief showings from the bench. Given he is now off the mark, it will be interesting to see when Morata will start to trouble the Juventus starting lineup.

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