Arsenal have been given a major boost in their pursuit to land their top summer target Stevan Jovetic, after Fiorentina forward Luca Toni admitted the Montenegrin feels "unloved" at the club. The striker has been on the Gunners' radar as Arsene Wenger has now made signing the player as a priority.
The 23-year-old has been in good form for the Serie A side, scoring 12 goals and managing four assists in 29 league starts this season. However, the striker has failed to find the back of the net since March and Toni claims the Montenegrin is currently going through a difficult phase.
"Stevan feels the Fiorentina fans treat him without love. Everybody says that the player's struggles will end when he starts scoring again. The way I see it in this difficult period is that Jovetic is only supported when he is making a difference on the field. At the moment, there is no enthusiasm towards him - he does not feel loved," Toni explained.
Meanwhile, Arsenal could face tough competition for Jovetic's signature in the summer. The striker said he was flattered to be linked with a move to Juventus, as the Italian champions are also monitoring his situation with Fiorentina.
"It is very satisfying that a club like Juventus are interested in signing me. I feel honoured that they are keeping tabs on me," Jovetic told Tutto Mercato Web.
Former Midfielder: Wenger Right Man for Arsenal
Meanwhile, Barcelona midfielder Alex Song believes Wenger is the "right man" to lead Arsenal. The Cameroon international was at the Emirates for eight years before making a switch to the Camp Nou last summer. Song has also put the rumours linking him with a return to the Emirates to bed by claiming he is happy with his current employers.
"He's the right man. I spent eight years with him and he's just unbelievable. I still keep in touch with him and the last time I met him he was very happy. Hopefully he'll stay longer at Arsenal because if they lose him today then they won't be the same," Song told Sky Sports.
"It's a pleasure to be here. Many people want to be here so I know I'm lucky to be here. It is different here than Arsenal. It's not the same," he added.