Arsenal’s historical past with Serie A just isn’t a well-travelled one and within the present millennium, hardly a profitable one both. That is stunning contemplating a few of the gamers that the Gunners introduced into the membership previous to the yr 2000 rolling round.
Arsenal membership legend Thierry Henry joined from Juventus whereas Dennis Bergkamp and Nwankwo Kanu arrived from Inter Milan. Patrick Vieira was signed from AC Milan. Anders Limpar moved from Cremonese, and David Platt made the change from Sampdoria.
Platt’s former aspect are arguably the one membership that the Gunners have seen a modicum of success within the final 20 years available in the market. Lucas Torreira was one in every of Unai Emery’s first signings however in the end the Uruguayan was unable to achieve north London.
Different examples embody Emiliano Viviano, Mathieu Flamini who arrived on a free after leaving Milan and Stefan Lichtsteiner who additionally joined for nothing after leaving Juventus. Nevertheless, this might all be about to alter.
Arsenal’s striker search has led them into Italy with hyperlinks to some spectacular forwards. CBS Sports activities declare that in depth scouting has taken place for Napoli striker Victor Osimhen and Lautaro Martinez of Inter Milan.
The Nigerian ahead has continued his scoring feats since making the change from Lille. He suffered with a critical cheekbone harm this season however has nonetheless managed to build up 15 targets in 25 video games in all competitions.
The difficulty nevertheless is that the Naples-based membership are demanding a determine within the area of £84 million based on Napoli Piu. This may make him the costliest participant in Arsenal’s historical past forward of the £72 million paid for Nicolas Pepe.
The Pepe deal has in the end did not reside as much as expectation and the worth has lingered on the Ivorian’s shoulders. Bukayo Saka’s rise via the ranks produced additional obstacles. The expectation could be even higher have been Osimhen to make the big-money change.
Ought to Arsenal want to spend a smaller quantity, Calcio Mercato report that Lautaro could be gettable for an approximate £59 million determine. Hardly low-cost by any means however considerably lower than Osimhen.
The chance for Arsenal although is that Lautaro has performed nearly all of his membership profession in a entrance two. He has operated as the only real quantity 9 main the road for Argentina however how he would transition to the Premier League seems much less comfy in comparison with Osimhen.
Ought to Arsenal select to maneuver for both participant, the goal can be to interrupt the curse of the Serie A report. It will be important for the membership to point out success in signing gamers throughout many alternative leagues to know their recruitment processes are versatile at recognising the right profiles.
Nevertheless, extra necessary is that Arsenal get the participant for the striker place spot on. It’s nearly destined to threaten the funding information contemplating how essential a task the ahead is for the membership. Select the unsuitable one and the next season might quickly flip within the unsuitable path and quick.