£15m Striker Set To Become Arsenal’s THIRD January Signing – Report

By on January 27, 2015

It looks like Arsene Wenger hasn’t finished in the transfer market as reports are claiming that Arsenal are set to wrap up a deal to sign Roma forward Mattia Destro.

Krystian Bielik is already in the bag and Gabriel Paulista is expected to be officially announced today after he completed his medical and was granted a work permit on Monday.

Many thought that would be us finished in the market this month but Arsene confirmed at his press conference last week that he may look to bring in further reinforcements and now the Daily Star are now citing reports in Spain that claim Mattia Destro is ‘likely’ to become our third January signing.

Destro has been strongly linked with a move to the Emirates this month with reports suggesting we met with the strikers agent in London last week to discuss a potential move.

Those talks must have gone well as the Star seem to think the 23-year-old is now heading to the Emirates either in a £15m permanent move or on loan until the end of the season.

If these reports are accurate, then I’d expect us to sign him on a six month loan deal with a view to making it permanent in the summer.

We’ve just loaned out Lukas Podolski, Joel Campbell and Yaya Sanogo, so there’s certainly room for another forward in the squad and Destro would be an excellent short-term addition which would allow Arsene to reassess his attacking options in the summer.

The Italian international has only started 9 games this season but his record overall at Roma is superb, with 23 goals in 52 games. He’s predominantly a striker but can also play out wide so he’d give the boss plenty of options and depth in attack if he does join the club this month.

I have a feeling we will make one more signing after Gabriel is confirmed and Destro is looking the most likely candidate…..



  1. Everest

    January 27, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Bring Destro

  2. Aash

    January 27, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Signing Destro could hasten Akpom’s departure – a price worth paying ? Not for me.

    • may7heaven

      January 28, 2015 at 7:05 am

      I know Sanchez rates him but Akpom looked a long way short of the required level against Brighton. I’m not saying he’ll never get there but he should start by playing with his head up, improving his decision making and being more of a team player.

  3. maz

    January 27, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    Wat we need is a d.m plz get a deal done to finish strong @ d end of d season…..
    Orelse, i it b d same ol wenger crap talk
    “v played well but dey wer better”
    ‘ v will improve wid time”
    Had enuf of talks get trophies….

  4. felix

    January 27, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    well we’ll we need some more attackers

    • may7heaven

      January 28, 2015 at 7:11 am

      I’d rather see us go for Vietto. Not just to pi** off Liverpool (though that would be a nice bonus). He really looks like an Arsenal player to me.

  5. Tony Yayo

    January 27, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    I hate to disappoint you but AC Milan agreed a deal with Roma for Destro today. As much as moving there is a step back for him I still think he’d choose them over a move to England.

  6. nico zengo

    January 27, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    if you bring destro what about chuba? and in d.m what about morgan?

  7. Abba

    January 27, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Arsenal need a striker but we have to focus on the central midfield.

  8. emix

    January 27, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    I dnt tnk bringin Destro wil b a bad idea bt he shldnt b takin too serious as der many who can do beta…wit Coqulin in d DM,i tink Arsenal is owk bt dats if he is olwys fit!Destro would only add depth in d arsen’s choice of selection

  9. Madhel Madut

    January 28, 2015 at 5:56 am

    Why do u loan out Joel CAMPBELL first if u were expecting to bring in one striker?

  10. aTRUEArsenalFan

    January 28, 2015 at 5:59 am

    Really?!? You’re basing your article on ‘news’ from the daily star?

    Your website has lost any and all credibility it once might’ve had.

    Hilariously embarrasing.

  11. Anguyo steven

    January 28, 2015 at 7:51 am

    I want to disagree with p’ple who think Coqulin is a solution to arsenal mid, he looks good becouse arsenal after selling Song have never had some body in that position.Song wosen’t good either,if he was then Arsenal would have worn acup But no body has ever replased viera and for arsenal to win premeir or champion, needs vieras replacement.The stricking depatment is good now but Improve On D.M Or else never see any mager Cup Soon. {song and coqulin are too slow for some teams thats why wenger used to ommite song in speedy games)

  12. solomon dodo

    January 28, 2015 at 8:26 am

    pls wenger we need a world class dm to boost our chances of winning more trophies mattia destro is a good addition to our team

  13. Harry india

    January 28, 2015 at 11:34 am

    I think arsenal really need DM.Already there is very tough fight for 3rd or 4th place right now.noscope for loosing any point.

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