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Manchester United and Arsenal are set to go head to head in the race to sign Atletico Madrid striker Luciano Vietto.
Wenger’s search for a striker is no longer a secret and the French man is believed to be working actively to bring in competition for Olivier Giroud.
Wenger was hoping to sign Jamie Vardy from Leicester City but the England international has reportedly decided to snub a move to the Emirates. This has forced Wenger to explore other options and according to Talksport via sportsreview, Arsenal are in the race to sign the Argentine hitman.
Vietto struggled in his first season at Atletico Madrid and is reportedly seeking a move away from Vincente Calderon.
The Gunners along with the Red Devils are said to be monitoring the striker’s situation at Atletico.
Vietto was highly rated before his switch to Atletico and a move away could give the forward the chance to get his career back on track.
However, whether he will be given such time at the Emirates to adapt is another question as Arsenal desperately need a striker who would hit the ground running.
Vietto’s stats is very poor and not befitting of the kind of striker needed at Arsenal as he scored just 1 goal in 19 appearances for Atletico last season. But you never know what can happen in football.
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