Arsenal looking at move for AC Milan ace Stephan El Shaarawy

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Stephan El Shaarawy has been an Italian prodigy for the last few years. He's an exciting, skillful young player who has been looked at by every big club in Europe. The Italian, who plays on the left wing or through the middle, has been plagued with injuries this season and was unable to continue the outstanding form of previous seasons - but now he's been linked with a move to Arsenal.

The youngster moved to AC Milan in 2011 from Genoa for around £14m. It is now believed that Milan could accept an offer as low as £10m for someone was once considered the future of Italian football.


The news emerging today is that Arsene Wenger is looking into the availability of El Shaarawy. Wenger has been interested in the Italian before, and now is looking to re-ignite his interest in the young forward.

Although it appears that Paulo Dybala firmly remains the Gunners main target, El Shaarawy would make a fantastic alternative at a third of the price also.


Unable to gain any sort of consistency this season, El Shaarawy has managed just one goal and three assists in all competitions. Over the last two seasons, El Shaarawy has managed less than 30 appearances due to a recurring metatarsal injury, of which he is currently side-lined for also.

In comparison to his 2012/13 season, in which El Shaarawy notched 19 goals and 8 assists in all competitions for the Rossoneri, the Italian has struggled to find form which had him poised to be the next big star.


Although signing an injury prone player doesn't sound like a smart move; we've seen the quality that El Shaarawy posses and for £10m, a bargain in todays market, he may be worth taking a risk on.

At just 22 years of age, Il Faraone still has his best year ahead of him, and although a transfer to a Serie A side has already been ruled out by his agent, a transfer abroad depends on  Filippo Inzaghi's future as AC Milan manager. 

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