Emirates Stadium side look to strengthen attack with Serie A raid.
Arsenal’s ongoing pursuit of attacking reinforcements will apparently see the North London club target Juventus forward Fabio Quagliarella according to Sports Direct News.
Having failed in his pursuit of fellow Juventus man Mirko Vucinic, as well as Spanish based pair Cristian Tello and Alvaro Morata, Arsene Wenger will apparently look to sign 31 year old Italian international Quagliarella.
Wenger is keen to bring in support for heavily relied upon Frenchman Olivier Giroud, with Theo Walcott out injured and Lukas Podolski returning from a lay-off himself.
The Gunners boss showed interest in Quagliarella last summer but Juve boss Antonio Conte quashed the deal but the captures of Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente since then appear to make the possibility of the Serie A side selling the former Napoli man far more likely.
Juventus are set to sign Southampton’s Pablo Osvaldo and as such have even less room for Quagliarella, who has proven fairly steady since his move to Turin in August 2010, scoring 31 goals in 99 appearances in all competitions, of which 49 were from the bench.
A high profile move and the possibility of more regular first team football could aid Quagliarella’s push for a recall to the Italian national team set-up, his last cap coming in November 2010.
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