According to John Cross in Saturday's Mirror, Arsenal are becoming increasingly confident of signing Stevan Jovetic from Fiorentina, provided the club finish in the top 4 at the end of this season. This is not the first time the Montenegrin attacker has been linked with Arsenal, and it probably won't be the last, as Arsenal look to revamp their squad. Jovetic would be certainly one player who would help Arsenal improve in the final third, combining his deft touch and passing ability with fairly decent movement in the box. While not yet a full out striker, he's been improving his goal-scoring ability every season, and would be the type of centre forward that would enable Arsenal to increase fluidity in attack, with Jovetic easily able to switch with players such as Theo Walcott, Santi Cazorla and Lukas Podolski.
From a personnel side, buying Jovetic makes lots of sense; at age 23, he'd be a player who'd only get better and would be similar in age to Arsenal's current core of developing talents, like Jack Wilshere, Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. From a financial perspective, signing Jovetic doesn't seem completely out there. While all media reports, especially those from tabloids, should be taken with a pinch of salt, the wages and transfer fee, while higher than what Arsenal have paid in the past, seems consistent with the increased revenue Arsenal will get from new television and shirt deals. Unlike in previous seasons, it seems Arsenal can spend without selling, provided they finish at least 4th.