With Dusan Vlahovic’s rollercoaster start at Juventus, some in the Italian media believe he would have been better off choosing Arsenal.
Dusan Vlahovic’s time with Juventus so far has already had its ups and downs.
The striker scored 13 minutes into his debut, and has subsequently scored on his Champions League debut and scored a brace against Empoli. Yet those are the only three appearances he’s scored in, out of eight starts.
While Juventus’ results are good, that’s not a real problem. They’ve won five of those eight games and drawn three so far.
Though it’s worth mentioning that all but one of their wins were by just one goal, so they aren’t blowing opponents away. Both of their cup wins came from own goals in the final five minutes.
Italian journalist Paolo Bargiggia believes Vlahovic may have made a mistake choosing Massimiliano Allegri’s side.
“If I had been Vlahovic, I would have gone to the Premier League,” Bargiggia said. “In the summer, he could have gone to the best teams. Arsenal wanted him.
“Maybe he is happy at Juventus. Yesterday, however, there was an isolated Vlahovic in the Spezia box, while the other 10 were perched in Szczesny’s area. Juventus continue to play badly and it’s a fact.”
If Juventus struggle to get Vlahovic more involved, the goals are sure to dry up at some point. They can’t really afford that to happen, balanced so precariously above their top-four rivals.
It’s still too early to tell whether Vlahovic might regret his choice of club, but I will say that it’s hard to imagine any of Arsenal’s recent signings are ruing theirs.