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Arsenal Linked Again With Inter Captain

Nothing like showing your employer that you are a person in demand and that you have options. That seems to be the philosophy of Mauro Icardi’s wife/agent Wanda Nara, who is reportedly back in London for a second visit with Arsenal who are in desperate need of a striker of Icardi’s class.

The timing of the visit is designed to put maximum pressure on Inter to give their captain a new deal, as Inter and Wanda are scheduled to open contract negotiations on Friday.

Inter have stated time and time again this summer that they will not sell Icardi, and have turned down over €50 million for the striker.

But after spending €22 million on winger Antonio Candreva this week, Inter need to sell someone to balance the books and a €65m offer from Napoli or Arsenal could be difficult to turn down.

The market for strikers this summer is crazy and Arsene Wenger knows that he will have to smash Arsenal’s transfer recoers to get the 23-year-old Icardi. But he is worth it. Icardi is the most deadliest striker in Serie A according to these stats from whoscored.com. The striker averaged a goal every 50 touches and had the best conversion rate in Serie A [28.1%].Imagine what would happen if he played with creative playmakers like Carzola, Ramsey and Ozil?

Icardi Conversion Rate

Despite Mancini’s side inability to put together any sort of consistent offensive attack last season, Icardi was actually deadlier in front of goal than he was in 2014/15 when he tied for the Capocannoniere.

Icardi Stats

Icardi is actually a better fit for Arsenal than Jamie Vardy was. Icardi will not be looking to ran past defenders. He is a classic goalscorer who operates in the penalty box. Something Arsenal have lacked for years.