Arsenal target decides to stay in Italy

After it seemed as if a deal had been done to bring Juventus striker Mirko Vucinic to Arsenal on loan till the end of the season the 30-year-old Montenegrin striker has decided he would rather stay in Turin and fight for his place in the team.

With only four starts this season for the Serie A leaders it seems a rather strange decision to stay at Juventus knowing that you are third in the pecking order behind Carlos Teves and Fernando Llorente.

Tutto Sport quoting Vucinic agent Alessandro Lucci’s says: “Mirko, though flattered by the involvement of prestigious clubs such as Arsenal and Valencia, decided to stay at Juventus and decline the offer received in the last hour.

“The player believes can still give his contribution to Juventus, and the team with which he has never had any kind of problem, to achieve many important goals by the end of the season.

“Vucinic has never asked to be transferred and then will recover soon (to be) available to his coach with the greatest intensity, of course he can still win with Juventus and rejoice with his fans.”

It still however seems a little strange in that just a week ago he was more than happy to move to Inter Milan until a deal between the two clubs fell through, and should a move to Milan get resurrected he would still be open to a move which means either he just does not want to leave Italy or that Arsenal did not try hard enough to sign him.