Paper Talk: Arsenal line up exciting attacking duo but will dump flop

Date published: Tuesday 19th March 2019 8:19

Arsenal are making moves to sign two exciting attacking stars, while a long-term Manchester United target is considering his future at Real Madrid, according to Tuesday’s newspapers.



Arsenal are busying their transfer plans for the summer, despite the recent double blow in their hopes of appointing a new sporting director.

The club had hoped to appoint Spaniard Monchi into the role before he accepted a return to previous club Sevilla, while hopes of bringing old boy Marc Overmars back to the club appear to have been dashed after he signed an improved deal with Ajax.

Nonetheless, Gunners manager Unai Emery will plough on with his search for new recruits and, according to various reports, looks to have lined up two exciting signings.

According to Globe Esporte, via the Daily Express, Arsenal are the closest to signing Ituano striker Gabriel Martinelli, who is a target for 25 clubs.

The Brazilian, 17, was expected to sign for one of Manchester United or Barcelona, but reports in his homeland claim his agent has now agreed terms with Arsenal over a summer switch for the 17-year-old prospect.

Arsenal, meanwhile, are also targeting a summer swoop for Portugal winger Gelson Martins. The 23-year-old forward is currently on loan at Ligue 1 strugglers Monaco from Atletico Madrid, having moved to LaLiga after catching the eye with Sporting Lisbon.

Emery has a long-standing interest in Martins and came close to bidding on him prior to his move to the Spanish capital, but after his struggles at the Wanda Metropolitano, it’s now suggested he could be shown the door if the right offer comes in, reports in his native Portuguese suggest.

Meanwhile, Arsenal will dump Denis Suarez after six disastrous sub appearances and send the on-loan midfielder back to Barcelona, according to The Sun.


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