Mattia Destro
Mattia Destro [Reuters]

Arsenal are considering a move for AS Roma striker Mattia Destro in January, according to talkSPORT.

The 22-year-old has featured in only four Serie A games this season, which includes just two starts, and has managed three goals and one assist in the process. The Italian international has fallen down the pecking order as Rudi Garcia has preferred Francesco Totti and former Gunner Gervinho ahead of Destro.

The report claims that the north London side have already contacted Destro's agent Claudio Vigorelli as Arsene Wenger looks to strengthen his side's attacking options. However, the Italian outfit are unwilling to allow the striker to leave in the mid-season transfer window.

Arsenal have injury worries as Olivier Giroud, Nicklas Bendtner and Theo Walcott are on the treatment table, with the England international ruled out of the rest of the season. Wenger has Lukas Podolski as the only player available to lead his side's strike force and an injury to the German international would make things even worse.

Meanwhile, the Gunners have been strongly linked with a loan move for Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, with their north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur also believed to be interested.

Arsenal and Spurs were set to hold talks with Morata's agent over a possible loan move in January. However, Wenger has ruled out any approach from the Gunners.

"We are not in talks with Real about anybody. I do not want to speak about any specific names. For us it is important to prepare well for Monday night and to win the game on Monday night," Wenger explained.

"The people who are in the newspapers do not help us to win the game on Monday night. It is the players who play here," the Arsenal manager said.