Date: 24th September 2022 at 9:39am
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Arsenal look set to once again bolster their squad in January, despite their superb start to the new season. 

Mikel Arteta’s side have won five of their opening six league matches and currently sit top of the Premier League table, one point ahead of both Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur.

The Gunners’ two major new signings – Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko – have both made strong starts to their Arsenal careers, while the likes of Martin Odegaard and Gabriel Martinelli have also impressed.

Despite their impressive form, Arteta is reportedly looking to add to his squad at the earliest opportunity.

As reported by CMW via The Sun, the Spaniard is hopeful of persuading those in charge of the club to move for Juventus forward Dusan Vlahovic.

Despite Jesus’ impressive form, Arteta isn’t spoilt for choice in terms of alternative options up front and is therefore keen to add to his roster of forwards.

The Serbian striker only moved to Turin in January, joining from Fiorentina in a deal worth more than £70 million, having been linked with Arsenal and Tottenham in the weeks prior.

Vlahovic is being linked with a move away from Juventus less than 10 months after joining the club

His career with the club has started strongly, though, and he has so far scored 13 goals in 29 matches.

The report claims that Arsenal are interested in the forward despite having landed Jesus over the summer for a fee of £45 million.

It is also claimed that Arteta wants to sign Vlahovic’s Juve teammate Fabio Miretti.

The 19-year-old has been establishing himself within the first team of late, and has appeared in all seven of Juventus’ Serie A matches so far this season.

The teenager, who has been capped by Italy at under-21 level, has also started both of the Italian side’s Champions League games.

According to the report, Arteta wants Arsenal to launch a joint bid of £100.52 million for the pair in January.

If a deal was to be agreed, that would take Arsenal’s spending this year to more than £200 million, having spent more than £100 million on Jesus, Zinchenko, Marquinhos, Fabio Vieira and Matt Turner over the summer.

Arteta is hoping to guide The Gunners back into the Champions League for the first time since the 2016/17 season, having watched his side capitulate towards the end of last term and ultimately miss out on qualification.

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