Roma striker Mattia Destro has displayed his happiness with reports linking him with a switch to Arsenal, with the Italian having earlier admitted he will consider his future with the club next summer.
Destro has recently been overlooked in the recent Italy squad for the current international break but he has maintained a strike record of a goal every 127 minutes this season, which is better than all of Arsenal’s current squad excluding Alexis Sanchez.
The 23-year-old has admitted that he has a lot to learn with Roma but has welcomed the reports when speaking to TuttoSport, he said:
“Arsenal for me? The rumours are good, I’m happy for them. This is the proof that I’m doing my work well.”
“There are so many things that I can improve on. I must never stop and continue to learn new things. The coach encourages me a lot, he is teaching me some things, and I try to show my skills on the pitch, as well as the confidence he has in me.”
Destro has a tremendous record in front of goal but has struggled to maintain a regular starting spot with last season’s Serie A runners-up.
The Italian would be a decent addition to the current Arsenal squad but it isn’t clear whether he would be able to force his way into the side ahead of Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck.
However he would provide more of an attacking threat than Yaya Sanogo but whether Destro would be content to be third-choice striker in North London remains to be seen.
Overall, this could be a decent deal for Arsenal but it would all come down to the price they pay and the wages that Destro would be put on.