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.