Arsenal keen on Fulham flop


ARSENAL have been linked with a shock move for Fulham flop Kostas Mitroglou.

The Greek striker, who is currently on loan at Benfica, endured a nightmare spell at Craven Cottage but has been in fine form in Portugal this season, bagging 22 goals in 39 games.

And those feats have apparently caught the eye of Gunners boss Arsene Wenger who is believed to have made an informal enquiry to the Cottagers.

Fulham splashed out around £12m for Mitroglou in 2014 as they battled Premier League relegation but he managed just three appearances as they sunk into the Championship.

He spent last season back at Olympiakos last season, before moving to Benfica on loan.

Portuguese newspaper A Bola reports: “Arsenal were tentatively linked with Mitroglou before he moved to Fulham and they have got in touch with the Championship club about his availability after monitoring his form at Benfica.

“However, the Greece international is set to stay with the Portuguese champions after agreeing to join them on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

“Benfica will activate a £5.5million option in their loan agreement with Fulham to sign Mitroglou on a permanent basis.”

Were Arsenal to sign Mitroglou it would represent a huge risk.


Having already failed once in the English top-flight and at 28 years of age, he’s certainly not the sort of striker Gunners fans have been demanding over the last few years.

While his strike-rate in Portugal is a vast improvement on that during his time at Fulham, it’s hardly out of this world and news that Mitroglou is on the club’s radar is unlikely to get many Arsenal fans too excited.

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