Roma forward Mattia Destro pleased to hear of reported Arsenal interest

Roma forward Mattia Destro says he is honoured to be linked with a move to Arsenal and believes it shows he is doing something right.

Destro, 23, recently spoke of his frustration at his lack of opportunities this season in a Giallorossi side which has fierce competition for attacking places.

With Francesco Totti proving capable of coping with three games in a week, and both Gervinho and Juan Manuel Iturbe seen as his natural partners, Destro has had to make do with less action than he would have liked.

Alessandro Florenzi and Adem Ljajic are also knocking on the first-team door, which is why Destro has been linked with a move away from the Italian capital in January.

"There are so many nice voices doing the rounds," Destro told the club's official radio station RomaRadio, when asked about the reported interest of Arsenal. "It's nice because it means I'm doing things the right way."

Destro may have only started five Serie A matches this season, but he is still Roma's top scorer with four goals.

In spite of his frustration at spending so much time on the bench, he insists he is enjoying working under Rudi Garcia.

"He encourages me a lot and I try to show him my quality on the field by repaying his faith," Destro said. "For a centre forward, scoring goals is your life. If you don't score, it's a problem.

"I think about it every minute of the day -- goals come before anything else, then there's the victory of the team and the three points. In the dressing room, in addition to our hunger, we have the desire to achieve something big and delight our fans."