Gunners chasing Serie A striker.
Alessandro Matri’s future seems to be far from Juventus as AC Milan have been joined by Arsenal in their pursuit for the striker.
AC Milan are in need of a striker as Brazilian duo Robinho and Pato look set for moves back to Brazil.
They have been joined by Arsene Wenger as Arsenal look to change their attacking options with Marouane Chamakh and Andrei Arshavin set for the exit doors.
SOURCE: Forza Italia
Alhough Alessandro Matri netted a brace against former club Cagliari in Juventus’s last match before the Italian winter break, the 28-year-old forward remains a bit part player at the Turin club.
This is despite the fact that the powerful forward finished last term as the Champions’ top scorer in the Serie A. But boss Antonio Conte has opted to use Mirko Vucinic and Sebastian Giovinco ahead of Matri and the experienced forward may be open to a move away from the Old Lady in January.
Matri has the physical presence to make a mark in the English top tier and could add another attacking option to Arsene Wenger’s ailing attack. Currently the Frenchman is steadfastly sticking with Olivier Giroud as his main front man, bar the last couple of fixtures when the Gunners boss has relented and used Theo Walcott as an out and out striker, with some success.
Matri wouldn’t cost the earth and could be a very useful addition but if AC Milan come calling – which seems plausible as Alexandre Pato and Robinho have both asked for a move away from the club – the striker may opt to return to the club where he spent his formative years.
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