Bad boy striker Mario Balotelli has decided to start dropping hints as to his desire to move to the Emirates by posing for a photograph with with girlfriend Fanny Neguesha right in front of a pair of Arsenal logo’s at the Puma shop in New York City.

The Italian international had been linked with a move to the Emirates before the start of the World Cup, yet since then talk has died down somewhat expect for the odd mention of Liverpool after they sold Luis Suarez.

Balotelli’s current club AC Milan would certainly sell if the price was right, say around £20 million but with the Serie A outfit talking numbers of £30 plus million it is hard to imagine a Premiership club taking a chance on a player who despite his obvious skill comes with a reputation.

The Photo looks to have been intentionally staged with Neguesha calling it “Puma” on her instagram page, the coincidence here is that not only is Puma Arsenal’s new kit supplier they are also Balotelli’s main sponsor as well so seeing the Italian play for the Gunners would be a big win for the German sportswear manufacturer.

Will Balotelli be the striker the Gooners have been waiting for?