Arsenal Looking To Make Prolific Striker Their Third January Signing

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Gunners eyeing up a move for Italian international forward Mattia Destro.

Arsenal are looking to add to the January signing of young Legia Warsaw midfielder Krystian Bielik and an imminent deal for Villarreal centre back Gabriel Paulista with a third signing, report the Daily Star, as the Gunners consider a move for prolific AS Roma and Italy striker Mattia Destro.

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Destro has an impressive goalscoring record for Rudi Garcia’s Serie A side, but his French manager often views him as an option off the bench rather than a first choice player, largely due to his penchant for playing the evergreen Francesco Totti as a false nine.

The 23 year-old has eight senior Italy caps and is seen as one of the most prolific finishers in Serie A, although there are deficiencies within his all-round game.

Gunners manager Arsene Wenger is keen on bringing him to the Premier League as a final January signing and to add some more firepower to a striking line up that has already lost Yaya Sanogo and Lukas Podolski this month and now looks set to be without Joel Campbell, who is heading on loan to Villarreal.

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