There have been a few rumours linking Arsenal with the Torino winger Alessio Cerci, who has reportedly told his club that he is ready to leave if a suitable offer comes to the table, with Arsenal being mentioned by his club President.
Maybe it is just the way these things go in the media, but the Arsenal transfer rumours a couple of weeks ago were building to a crescendo about Mario Balotelli and it really did appear as if the controversial Italian was going to become an Arsenal player this summer.
Arsenal fans were all saying “Joel Who?” when Arsene Wenger spent a million pounds on signing the unknown Costa Rican Joel Campbell three years ago, but now he has been thrust into the spotlight with some brilliant performances at the World Cup.
I must confess that the name Alessandro Florenzi meant nothing to me when I saw it among the Arsenal transfer news items today, so I have done a bit of digging to see just what sort of player that this Italian that Arsene Wenger seems to be very keen on is.
As Arsenal fans were starting to get that old familiar summer feeling that is like being the shy kid at a school dance, nervously looking at the pretty girls from the sidelines but seeing the more confident lads move in and sweep them onto the dancefloor.
There have been countless Arsenal rumours over the last few weeks saying that the Gunners are going all out to sign Mario Balotelli as the answer to our striking problems, and yesterday an AC Milan director seemed to confirm that there are ongoing talks and the Italian giants are happy to sell the ex-Manchester City hitman.
Arsenal fans, unless they are Italian of course, will be hoping that Uruguay can beat the Azzurri in the final World cup game of group D. That will mean that Costa Rica and Uruguay progress to the knockout stages of the tournament, while Italy and the abject excuse for a team that is England (I have clearly not got over it yet) go home and get a bit of free time before the preparations for next season begin.
These two strikers could both, potentially be playing for Arsenal next season, but we could just as easily see neither of them at the Emirates next season, and they will be in action against each other tonight, as Italy face Costa Rica in the World Cup finals.