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Stevan Jovetic 'happy' to be on 'the radar of such a big club' as Arsenal

Montenegro star is reportedly a summer target for Arsene Wenger
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England fans will be well aware of Stevan Jovetic tonight when the national side take on Montenegro, but the striker could become a more familiar face.

The 23-year-old Fiorentina forward has been linked with a move to the Premier League recently, and in particular with a switch to Arsenal.

And Montenegro's chief threat for tonight's World Cup qualifier against England has admitted he has been flattered by the speculation.

"I've heard about Arsenal's interest," Jovetic was quoted as saying by The Sun. "It's a big pleasure for me to be on the radar of such a big club. I am happy about that.

"I've always had an affinity with Arsenal. It's a major club with a big tradition, one of the biggest in Europe."

Since captain Robin van Persie departed for Manchester United last summer, the Gunners have at times lacked a stand out front man, and it's a role Jovetic admits would be hard to fill.

"It's not easy to replace van Persie, who scored a lot of goals.

"Arsenal have plenty of players who don't score like van Persie, but are also very good.

"They are still very strong. I often watch Premier League games on TV. It's one of the best leagues in the world and looks tempting for me.

"Maybe one day I will play there but I have a contract with Fiorentina and battling for a Champions League place in Serie A is the only thing I'm thinking about now."

It's been reported that Fiorentina would be seeking in the region of £20m to part with the striker.