Arturo Lupoli
Arturo Lupoli

Arturo Lupoli

Arturo Lupoli was unable to take his prolific goalscoring at reserve level into Arsenal's first team.

The Italian striker joined the academy in 2003 after a sensational season in Parma's Under-17s, where he scored 45 goals in just 22 games.


Name Arturo Lupoli
Arsenal Career 2004 - 2007
Position: Striker
Appearances 5 (2 starts, 3 as a sub)
Goals 1

Lupoli worked his way through the ranks at London Colney before being handed his first-team debut in the League Cup against Manchester City.

He hit a brace in the following round against Everton and made two more appearances in the 2004/05 season in cup competitions.

The striker played five times the following campaign, scoring one goal against Reading en route to a Premier League debut against Blackburn.

But Lupoli did not appear again. He enjoyed a full season on loan at Derby County in 2006/07 and joined Fiorentina on a permanent deal the following summer.

His career took a downward turn after that and the striker failed to make his debut for the Viola in between loan spells with Treviso, Norwich and Sheffield United. He joined Serie B side Ascoli in 2009 and Grosseto two years later.