This source suggests that Wenger is looking to address the lack of experience in his Emirates side by bidding for this pair of Italian internationals!
Arsenal have adopted a new scouting policy as manager Arsene Wenger looks to bolster his squad when the transfer window opens in January.
Rather than concentrate on emerging young talent, Wenger wants to bring in men who are proven at the highest level.
On his current list of targets are Juventus striker Vincenzo Iaquinta and Roma midfield player Daniele De Rossi.
Iaquinta will be 29 this month and is an Italian international.
De Rossi is also a member of the Azzurri squad and though still only 25, has won more than 30 caps.
Though not a prolific scorer, Iaquinta has shown he can compete with the best and would be an ideal addition to the Arsenal strike force.
Wenger would have noted that De Rossi was outstanding against Chelsea in Roma’s 3-1 win in the Champions League last Tuesday.
His problem is that both clubs are still involved in the Champions League and will be reluctant to let prize assets leave while they still have the chance of European glory.
But Wenger is determined to revive a season that promised so much and he has been assured that funds will be available. (Sunday Mirror)
Of the two I think it is clear that Daniele De Rossi is the best of the pair in terms of what he could give to the slightly lightweight midfield at Arsenal. This Roma warhorse may only be 25 but he has already amassed over 200 top flight appearances for the Serie A side and as well as being an excellent tackler he does also weigh in with his fair share of goals, normally thunderbolts to boot so this would be one hell of a capture and would helpfully fit in alongside Cesc in the central midfield slot. Iaquinta is a slightly more bemusing choice of target, I can see why Arsene would possibly need another striker given the likes of Bendtner not really being a success, and Eduardo still on the mend but I just don’t see the Juventus man in an Arsenal shirt. He is a bit lumbering and as this source points out doesn’t score a great deal of goals. Do Gunners fans think this source is accurate and if so would they welcome either man to the club?