Serie A Superstar ‘Happy’ With Arsenal Rumours – Would He Fit In?


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.

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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.

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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.

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