Spurs Again In The Way Of Arsenal’s 23-year old January Target.

First, we are not sure why Arsenal has been linked with a move for a striker after letting go of three already this window while having a stock that could take the challenges of the remainder of the season. And 23-year old Mattia Destro is not exactly the best striker in the world at the moment, so it’s kind of cloudy on that front.

Then again, Tottenham are threatened and are reportedly now swooping for him, looking to beat Arsenal to him according to the Metro. Roma are open to let go of him this window as they weigh up moves for other attacking options.

Spurs have had to rely on 21-year old Harry Kane as their main striker this season and may put in some intense effort to sign Destro, to avert what had happened last deadline day when the Gunners beat them for Danny Welbeck.

With the England International striker, Arsenal boasts of a collection of strikers from around the world, mostly those of English, Chilean, French, German and Costa Rican descent. Wenger has not exactly had much flare for signing Italians over the years, having done well to dodge the bullet that was Mario Balotelli during the last summer window. The duo of Alessio Cerci and Ciro Immobile had been linked with potential switches from Torino but seeing Wenger fancied neither of them, it remains to be seen if he would be as keen on Mattia.

Defensive additions have been made this window and for the most part, that is what Arsenal fans wanted. It wouldn’t make much of an impression to sign a striker at this time as those in the team at the moment are even in a fierce competition for the few available places.

Perhaps there will be a search for strikers in the summer and maybe there will be bigger targets by that time. Destro was tagged with a great future coming through as a youngster but he has not had much chances at the Olimpico this season under Rudi Garcia. The Gialorossi are second on the Serie A log but don’t look like they will charge a serious challenge on Juventus.

Should we let the Spurs have him? we seem to have taken a lot from them in recent times and will still do in the summer when we swoop for Saints’ Morgan.

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    Baz

    It’s really simple – if Arsenal and Spurs want a player, the player will ALWAYS join Arsenal. Spurs have never taken a player Arsenal have wanted equally. Why would any player join Spurs ahead of Arsenal. It’s laughable.

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      thfc forever

      You may have a point there baz but then again you’re a gooner so you make it up to suit as you go on. Why would Destro want to come off the bench to sit on Arsenals bench knowing full well that Giroud and sanchez will be ahead of him when the team’s picked, even if he prefers to go to the Emirates he must know he’ll get more game time at spurs ahead of ade and soldado plus Roma want chiriches quite a good bargaining tool. I wouldnt discount this happening too much, just because you support the Arse doesn’t mean all the transfers you want will happen, remember youre not that good and only a couple of points away in the prem…

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      BWSpur

      Like Vertonghen, you mean? Who said he had the option to join either…

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    Big Mal

    Couple of points. I am amazed you are commenting on a made up story. Tottenham Hotspur do not want this player and I would be very surprised if Arsenal did. Also Pochettino had absolutely no interest in signing Wellbeck whatever you may have read or what you may chose to believe. He wanted to bring in Jay Rodriguez but because of his injury felt that as he had 3 strikers and was going to play just one then he had 3 already. The press now link every player that is available to both clubs for obvious reasons. It makes good reading (I suppose) but there is nearly always no truth in them whatsoever.

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