DUSAN VLAHOVIC claims it was ‘easy’ to beat Arsenal against the more ‘glory’ Juventus.
The Serbian striker is one of the Gunners’ top targets this month, as a replaces the exiled Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The 22-year-old star was offered a huge salary and additional incentives to move in Mikel Artetaof the party.
But he refused to move to North London to Join the Italian giants in a £62m move.
He has scored 20 goals for Fiorentina this term, now after putting pen to paper on a four-year contract with Juve, he is adamant that he is ready to give everything to help them succeed.
During Tuesday’s launch, Vlahovic said: “I am very emotional and proud to have signed with Juventus. I am ready to give my all for this glorious club to achieve its goals.
“There are a lot of rumors about foreign clubs, but the choice is easy because the club and I have a similar DNA.
“Fight and suffer when necessary. I think it’s part of my psyche, so the choice isn’t hard. I fit here. ”
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Vlahovic added: “I would like to thank the president and everyone else who made this move possible.
“I spoke with Federico Chiesa before making my decision. We were teammates at Fiorentina. It’s a pity he got injured, but we’ll wait for him to come back.
“I want to thank everyone at Fiorentina who have helped me grow and made me the player I am today. The players I admired growing up weren’t so important.
“Being a role model at 22 is weird. I am still young and all that is going on around me has not yet sunk in. ”
The departures of Aubameyang, who is now joining Barcelona on a free transfer, and the loss of Vlahovic have left Arteta’s Arsenal with strikers Alexandre Lacazaette and Eddie Nketiah nearing the end of their contracts at the club.
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