According to reports in the Mail on Sunday, Arsenal are ready to make a £40m move for Manchester United winger Anthony Martial if they fail to sign in demand Monaco star Kylian Mbappe this summer.
The report states that Arsene Wenger has his heart set on bringing Mbappe to the Emirates Stadium this summer, but as he would cost a world-record fee and is also a target for Real Madrid, a deal will be difficult.
If a move does fail to materialise, the French manager could turn his attentions to 21-year-old Martial, who scored eight goals and provided eight assists in 42 appearances in all competitions for the Red Devils last term.
However, Wenger fears that his poor relationship with Jose Mourinho could prevent the transfer from occurring according to the Mail on Sunday.
Arsenal supporters were quick to have their say on the rumour via social media, and while some believe that he isn’t better than what they already have, others would “love” to have him.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
— Ian Heward (@ianh_84) June 25, 2017
Martial and Ozil in the same team, are you having a doe eyed laugh! Alright player but no one at home and surely Mahrez a better option #AFC
— Jus Jayde (@Jrocain) June 25, 2017
Can't see Utd selling to us, but I would love Martial to join us! Two of Lemar, Lacazette, Mbappe, Martial or Mahrez would be great! #afc
— Alex (@Alexftbl) June 25, 2017
According to Mail Online, we could make a bid for Anthony Martial. Good player but why not just go all out to sign Lacazette? Ffs. #AFC
— 5ThingsAboutFootball (@5ThingsFootball) June 25, 2017
— nish (@dahiyasmafia) June 25, 2017
Would love him at arsenal.
— ⚽️smithy⚽️ (@gooner14smith) June 25, 2017
Martial is underrated.
— SoSa (@DaGameServices) June 24, 2017