Wenger denies Vucinic is a target for title-chasing Arsenal

Arsene Wenger has denied reports linking him with a move for Mirko Vucinic, although the Arsenal coach is in the market for a striker.

The Gunners are in a good position to end their silverware drought this season, having failed to add to their honours list since the FA Cup success over Manchester United in 2005. Wenger’s side are currently top of the Premier League table, whilst they are in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League and in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

However, many supporters are nervous that their hopes could be undone by a lack of options up front. Whilst Olivier Giroud has performed admirably this term, should the France international pick up an injury, then Wenger would be reliant on just Nicklas Bendtner, and he is currently sidelined with an ankle problem.

It has been suggested that the Emirates Stadium boss is taking a look at Vucinic, who is struggling for first team football at Juventus. The Montenegrin has made just eight Serie A appearances this season, with Antonio Conte preferring Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente. However, Wenger insists he has not made a move to sign the 30-year-old, who will be down to the last 12 months of his contract in the summer.

“We are looking at potential possibilities for us to get someone in, but we are not especially in for Vucinic,” said Wenger following the 2-0 win over Fulham. “Some people have visual capacities that I don’t have. We are not on any special case. I would love to announce something that would excite you and me, but I don’t have the possibility to do it.”

Despite these denials, The Telegraph report on Sunday that Vucinic could still be an option for Wenger, who has not ruled out making a bid to take the forward on loan for the remainder of the season.


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