Most Arsenal fans, if not all, are hoping that Arsene Wenger pulls off a little bit of transfer magic in the next few days and brings in a quality centre forward to cover for the injured France international Olivier Giroud. The Prof is naturally keeping his plans under wraps but if the recent Arsenal transfer rumours are anything to go by, then Alessio Cerci is one of the players in the frame.
And if that is the case, then Arsenal have been handed some good news, with the Daily Star reporting that the president of his current club Torino has declared that he would sell the 27-year old forward, for the right price of course.
Urbano Cairo said, “Cerci’s sale is still possible and he has asked to leave.
“There are still four days left in the transfer market, so we’ll see what happens. Of course my desire is to keep hold of him, but we’ll see if we can find a solution that suits everyone.
“I’ve given him my word that we’ll sell him if an adequate offer arrives.
“With Milan it’s all over. Arsenal? There are several options.”
But I would not get too excited Gooners, because the Italy international is not the player to replace Giroud, in my opinion. For one thing, he usually plays as a second striker or as a wide forward. With Podolski, Campbell, Walcott and Alexis Sanchez, the Gunners are not short in that position at all. We need a target man.
Also, although Cerci has done really well since signing for Torino a couple of years ago, he didn’t really set Serie A alight at his previous clubs, so it would be a real risk bringing him to the Premier League and expecting him to do well straight away. Keep looking Arsene!