Striker Arturo Lupoli celebrates first hat-trick since 2007 Derby County treble

Arturo Lupoli of Derby County turns to celebrate after scoring during the Coca Cola Championship game between Derby County and Colchester United at Pride Park on March 2, 2007 in Derby,...

Former Arsenal talent Arturo Lupoli last scored a hat-trick for Derby County.

Arturo Lupoli of Arsenal (R) in action as Ibrahima Sonko of Reading defends during the Carling Cup fourth round match between Arsenal and Reading at Highbury on November 29, 2005 in London,...

Former Arsenal talent Arturo Lupoli has not had the career he hoped for, but is finding a moment of happiness.

Once tipped as the Gunners' next prolific forward, Lupoli could not live up to the hype which came after scoring 27 goals in 32 youth team games.

He made his debut as a teenager in 2004, and is now 30-years-old, playing for Italian Serie B side Fermana.

Fermana are the 15th club of Lupoli's career, and he has been playing outside the top flight since 2009, save for a brief loan spell with Hungarian side Budapest Honvéd.

Arturo Lupoli of Grosseto competes for the ball with Alessandro Carrozza (R) of Hellas Verona during the Serie B match between Hellas Verona FC and US Grosseto at Stadio Marc'Antonio...

Last weekend Lupoli scored a hat-trick in a win over Santarcangelo, and has begun the season now with four goals in five games.

It is hardly the Premier League, but for Lupoli it is a big success as it marks the first hat-trick of his career since his 2008 treble for Derby County.

Arturo Lupoli of Derby County turns to celebrate after scoring during the Coca Cola Championship game between Derby County and Colchester United at Pride Park on March 2, 2007 in Derby,...

This came in a 2007 FA Cup win over Wrexham, and at that stage it appeared the football world was at his feet.

Lupoli's agent Tommasso Dei told Tuttomercatoweb that his client is finally enjoying his football again.

He said: "His performances are for us a pride, at Fermana has found a healthy and positive environment, that's the main secret. He needed first of all a quiet environment to be pampered a bit."

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