Mario Balotelli could be a risk worth taking for Arsenal

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The enigmatic Mario Balotelli could be heading back to the Premier League this summer, with many expecting him to leave AC Milan behind.

And it appears that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is a fan of the controversial forward. 

Reports have suggested that the Gunners have been offered the chance to sign the Italian ace for £30 million. 

But, is Wenger the right man to bring him back to England? Can the Arsenal boss control the 23-year-old, who has blown hot and cold throughout his short career so far.

Caught up in numerous scandals and controversies, Balotelli's talent on the pitch has been continuously overshadowed. It appears that it will take a special mentor and a very special man to get the best out of the Italian.

There's no doubt about it, Wenger and Arsenal need a world class striker. And, on his day, Balotelli is a world class striker. 

He has days where he is unplayable. Many will remember him tearing Germany apart at the semi-final stage of Euro 2012. However, throughout his time in England - and again in Milan - these days haven't happened often enough for his devoting fans. 

He really is a player who can win or lose you the league. A moment of madness or a magical moment. You will get one of the two, but it's a massive risk. 

It could, however, be a risk worth taking for Arsenal. The Gunners have finally ended their trophy drought, but next they will be desperate to conquer the Premier League once again. 

In the past, Arsenal have had that special player that has the ability to produce something from absolutely nothing. Look back at the likes of Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp. Balotelli, of course, isn't up to the standard of these two fine individuals just yet, but he has that something extra special about him.

Balotelli really will be a hit or miss at Arsenal, but Gunners fans crave the title again and the controversial striker could play his part in helping the club land it. 

He's crazy, he has an attitude problem and he has a lot of growing up to do, but he's one of the most talented strikers in the world right now and would score goals at The Emirates. 

The forward would certainly take pleasure in knocking his former club - Manchester City - off their perch, too. 

Wenger needs to pull something out the bag this summer, will it be 'Super Mario'?

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