The north London side are interested in signing Giovinco.
Arsenal’s pursuit of a new striker has begun as the club contact Italian champions Juventus over the availability of attacking star Sebastian Giovinco, according to respected football journalist Tancredi Palmeri.
Arsenal have contacted Juventus to check the availability of Giovinco, according to Sky Italy
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) January 9, 2014
Injuries to Nicklas Bendtner, Yaya Sanogo and Theo Walcott has made manager Arsene Wenger realise that the Gunners need new forwards if they want to mount a serious Premier League title challenge.
With Olivier Giroud the only recognised striker currently fit at the Emirates Stadium – although Lukas Podolski can also play as a No.9 – Wenger has been in the market for a new offensive star.
Atletico Madrid ace Diego Costa, Mario Mandzukic of Bayern Munich and Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata are among the names being linked with a move.
Yet it seems that Juve’s Giovinco is the latest player from the final third that the 64-year-old is interested in.
The 26-year-old only returned to Turin at the beginning of last season after a switch from Parma; having progressed from La Bianconeri’s youth system in 2006.
Giovinco helped the club to a second successive Serie A title in 2012/13, although in 104 matches for the Old Lady in all competitions the Italy international has a fairly unimpressive return of 17 goals and 19 assists.
The Italian also has 16 caps for the national team and although generally likes to operate as a striker, can also play on the wing or in attacking midfield.
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