I am not really sure whether Arsenal should even be trying to sign another striker in the January transfer window. We have bigger needs in other positions to fill for one thing and Arsene Wenger has already let the Germany international Lukas Podolski and the France under 21 international Yaya Sanogo leave the club on loan deals because they were not getting into the team.
There are even some Arsenal transfer rumours suggesting that Joel Campbell could also be on the way out, although Wenger has previously declared that the young Costa Rican is part of his plans for the rest of the season. But even if Campbell does go and there is room for another forward, I do not think that Mattia Destro is the right man for the job.
A Metro report claims that the Italian forward’s representatives are already in London to hold talks about a possible transfer to Arsenal. I hope this is not true because, if he struggles to get into the Roma starting line-up ahead of the aging Totti and the former Gunner Gervinho, how is he going to displace the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Walcott, Welbeck and Giroud?
Destro got a rare start and scored at the weekend, but that was about all he did. I watched the game and was not impressed with him at all. He does not work hard and link up play like Giroud and Alexis and he has nothing like the lace and finishing of Theo. His goal was a poachers goal and apart from it, he showed very little and I do not think we should go anywhere near him, especially at the £15 million that the report mentions.