According to reports in the Mail on Sunday, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will line up a £40m move for Manchester United winger Anthony Martial if he fails to bring top target Kylian Mbappe to the Emirates this summer.
The report states that the French boss has his heart set on a deal for the Monaco starlet, but he will switch his attentions to the Reds Devils attacker if he can’t get Mbappe.
Jose Mourinho would certainly have something to say about that considering his famously frosty relationship with Wenger, and he certainly wouldn’t be keen on selling the 21-year-old to Arsenal.
Martial scored eight goals and provided a further eight assists in 42 appearances in all competitions for United last season, and could have a big role to play next term following the departure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and with Wayne Rooney potentially on his way out too.
Man United supporters were quick to give their reaction to the rumour via social media, and they believe that there
is no chance of the deal happening.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Imagine Arsenal getting Martial for £40 Million.
— Red Devils Fans (@FansDevils) June 25, 2017
Would be mad to let this kid go anywhere
— Jason Kenny (@grandpops2015) June 25, 2017
#Mufc trying to sign Hary Kane is like Arsenal trying to sign Martial for £40m.
— Nitish Pathak (@beingRedDevil07) June 25, 2017
— Ian Spielman (@thewisdomofman) June 25, 2017
— k3n (@8krak3n) June 25, 2017
— #ThankYouZlatan (@xvnthe) June 25, 2017
— Kevin Baker (@iamthekev) June 25, 2017