Ex-Arsenal target's nightmare in Florence continues

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Fiorentina marksman Alessandro Matri is enduring a terrible spell at the Stadio Artemio Franchi and there seems to be no end in sight.

Alessandro Matri was linked with Arsenal last summer but he ended up joining Fiorentina from AC Milan on loan in January in a bid to re-launch his career.

It seemed like a sensible move for the 29-year-old who was struggling for first-team football at San Siro and looked a shadow of the man who impressed at Cagliari and briefly dazzled at Juventus.

When Matri grabbed a brace on his Fiorentina debut the move seemed inspired and there were hopes that he would settle in well in Tuscany.

However, the honeymoon period has ended and the fans at the Stadio Artemio Franchi are starting to get on Matri's back.

The hapless hitman missed golden chances against Napoli and AC Milan and was again profligate against Sampdoria.

Matri's misses certainly haven't escaped the notice of the Viola faithful who have begun heckling and jeering him.

With injuries to Giuseppe Rossi and Mario Gomez, the pressure is on Matri to find the net and he has been left with a tough burden to carry.

La Gazzetta dello Sport believes that there is just a five percent chance that Fiorentina will move to sign Matri permanently when his loan ends.

The paper reports that Fiorentina are more likely to focus their attentions on Manchester United man Anderson who is also temporarily wearing the Gigliati shirt.

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