Torino defender Armando Izzo is he being linked with a move to the Emirates, but is he good enough for Unai Emery’s side?
Well, according to Italian outlet Tutto Mercato Web, the Italian’s agent is in London to meet with Arsenal’s representatives today to discuss a potential move to the club.
Playing a key role for Torino during the 2018/19 season, he made 37 domestic league appearances and scored four goals, helping his team achieve a seventh-place finish in the league.
Izzo enjoyed a great season with only five teams in Serie A conceding fewer goals than Torino.
The 27-year-old was also called up to Italian national team in March 2019 for the Euro 2020 qualifiers, a testament to the great season he was enjoying.
So what could Izzo bring to the Gunners? While he isn’t the tallest of defenders, standing at 6 feet tall, this doesn’t stop him from scoring with his head, just like he did against Inter to clinch a 1-0 victory for Torino back in January 2019.
He is known to win his fair share of aerial battles, he is also an extremely tenacious player when it comes to winning the ball and breaking down attacks.
With Koscielny reportedly surplus to requirements at the club and Shkodran Mustafi notoriously having a reputation for being out of position, the Italian could be seen as an experienced centre back to come in and take charge at the back.
Having not long joined from Genoa, would Torino really consider allowing Izzo to leave? He did play a pivotal role in their league finish and his performances clearly have not gone unnoticed around Europe.
Izzo is approaching his peak years and could be a great signing for the Gunners if they can pull off a deal, with Emery in desperate need of defensive reinforcements.