Transfer News: Arsene Wenger targeting Manchester United striker as possible replacement for Alexis Sanchez

Wenger is currently looking for a player who could fit into a winger role or could play through the middle as well.


Premier League club Arsenal FC is currently interested in signing Manchester United’s young top prospect, Anthony Martial.

It has been reported that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is looking to bring in Martial in order to replace the departing Alexis Sanchez. The Chilean will be soon out of his contract at the Emirates stadium, and it doesn’t seem like he is looking forward to renewing his contract at the club.

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Manchester City are the top contenders in order to sign the Chilean international it seems. The Mirror has been reporting that Wenger remains confident about the fact that he can land Martial at the Emirates, despite Manchester United stating that they will not sell the French striker anytime soon.

Wenger is currently looking for a player who could fit into a winger role or could play through the middle as well and according to the French manager; Martial seems to be the ideal choice. The Gunners boss is hoping that the Manchester United number nine leaves the club, because of his lack of game time at the Old Trafford.

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Former Gunners player and legendary forward Thierry Henry has claimed that Martial is a player who could become “World Class” someday. He also thinks that at the age of 21 he is a far better player than Henry was at this age.

On the other hand Spanish giants, FC Barcelona are also interested in bringing in Martial. Mundo Deportivo has reported that Barca has been monitoring Martial’s current Old Trafford situation, and have also seen him impress in the pitch this season.

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With Denis Suarez and Gerard Delofeou at their ranks, the Catalan giants believe that they need more exposure and are lacking depth in the left wing position. With new signing Ousmane Dembele also sidelined, Barca, will be looking to seal the Martial deal as soon as possible.

Despite playing second fiddle to Marcus Rashford this season, Martial has scored five goals and has impressed with six assists so far this season.

Photo by Ben Sutherland

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