Arsenal Open Talks For €20m Hitman, Player Wants Move

By on August 26, 2014

Alessio Cerci is keen on moving to Arsenal after Arsene Wenger opened talks with Torino over a potential deal for the €20m-rated forward, reports in Italy claim today.

It looks like we’re now frantically trying to bring in a striker before the window slams shut at the end of the month as Olivier Giroud is facing three months on the sidelines with a broken foot.

Sky Sports Italia journalist Gianluca di Marzio claims Arsenal are showing a keen interest in Torino striker Alessio Cerci and it’s understood we’re now pushing to try and thrash out a deal with the Italians after opening negotiations.

Torino apparently want around €20m for the 27-year-old but Italian outlet Tuttosport says that Cerci would jump at the chance of moving to the Emirates if we can get a deal agreed.

The Italian international has been linked with several Premier League clubs in the past and the likes of AC Milan and Roma are understood to be interested as well this summer, but I’m not convinced he’s the player we should be looking at.

He’s predominantly a winger and can also play as a second striker, but he isn’t a target man who can play with his back to goal and hold the ball up, and that’s exactly the type of striker we need if Giroud is in fact ruled out for three months.

Also, if Arsene is going to bring in a versatile forward in the mold of Cerci, I’d rather we just took a punt on someone like Loic Remy. He’s available for half the price and has experience in the Premier League, so would be far less of a risk.

We’ll have to see what the boss decides but lets pray we can bring in another striker before the window shuts on 1st September as we’re screwed if Giroud is sidelined for any length of time. We needed another forward even with him fit so we desperately need to sign someone now he’s injured.


  1. will

    August 26, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Arsenal fans call giroud crap anyway

  2. Raul D'Mellow

    August 26, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Giroud is a nice player. He’s not the best though. Sanogo is worthless. So yeah we really need to buy an out and out striker. Loic Remy of QPR and Gignac of Marseille seem the most viable options at the moment.

  3. Raul D'Mellow

    August 26, 2014 at 10:04 am

    I wouldnt mind even spending 20 million to get Falcao on loan. He’s worth it.

  4. david

    August 26, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Sanogo is even better then giroud

  5. angel gooner

    August 26, 2014 at 11:00 am

    I love the support some of our fans give our players.Sanogo is not useless and is a very good up and coming talent.Stop with all this player that player and support the players that play for your club.I’m fed up with two-bob supporters who make our gooner fan base a laughing stock.

    Do yourself’s a favour support the players and the club or F Off.

  6. lawrence white

    August 26, 2014 at 11:48 am

    sanogo still av long way to is a future player,bt for oliver is a lazy player,i dnt mind if wenger can swap him fr bony or bring another top striker,guys we need striker top one,ozil should go on loan is too lazy,thanx later

  7. Rufaiz Muhammad Wali Jega

    August 26, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Hi!Giroud injury is a blow to arsenal,so arsenal must sign either Cavani or Falcao in order to be among the tittle contenders.if not they finish firth or sirth

  8. mudathir high'bee

    August 26, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Arsenal need more players,striker,defenssive midf and defender

  9. Rafiu Olalekan

    August 26, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    What we need is best striker, and defenssive midfielder, and good defender, because arsenal is bigger club in England.Because we won’t manager Wenger to look forward. Furesanpl the way Chelsea buy the players. Wenger solid pls and pls buy us a good player before market transfer window close. Thanks again.Up gunner’s for life.
    Rafiu Olalekan.

  10. kelvin valentine

    August 26, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    i love both giroud and sanago but we need a goal mechine up gunners.

  11. Alex

    August 27, 2014 at 12:55 am

    We need either Cavan or Falcao. Giroud is a 2nd choice.

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