AS Roma are looking to loan Patrik Schick in January and, after Danny Welbeck’s injury on Thursday night, Arsenal seem like a good option.
That’s according to CalcioMercato.it (via Sport Witness), who write that Arsenal are already considering whether to sign a Welbeck replacement and that Roma want to send their 22-year-old striker on loan.
Schick has only managed two starts so far this season, which certainly isn’t enough to get a goalscoring run going. Even as Arsenal’s third choice striker Welbeck was still up to seven starts before his injury. Hence why Roma would see the Gunners as the perfect place to send the Czech forward.
Another potential benefit, according to Calciomercato at least, is that Roma could use the loan as leverage to soften Arsenal up so they can move for Aaron Ramsey. It doesn’t seem particularly likely that Ramsey will base the next step of his career on whether his transfer helps Arsenal sign a loan replacement striker though.
Schick is yet to open his goalscoring account at club level this season (in just 273 minutes on the pitch). However, he scored for the Czech Republic in both of the recent international breaks, so he hasn’t lost his touch in front of the net. He just needs somewhere to play regularly.