Arsenal Finally Ready To Sanction Bid For 23-year-old Forward


Arsenal are reportedly eyeing a move for Atletico Madrid winger Gelson Martins in this January transfer window.

This is according to the publication from Portuguese news outlet O Jogo via Sky Sports.

It was revealed that the Gunners are monitoring his situation at the new Wanda Metropolitano.

Arsenal were heavily linked with a move for the 23-year-old during last summer’s transfer window when the player was still on the books of Portuguese Super League giants Sporting Lisbon.

He joined Atletico Madrid last summer but he has not been able to make any meaningful impact at the club.

Gelson Martins has started just one league game for Atletico Madrid since the start of the season with seven more appearances coming from the substitute bench.

Arsenal might need to fend off the interest of French Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco who are also keen on the Portuguese international player.

Ex-Arsenal striker Thierry Henry is the current Monaco manager and he’s said to be interested in Gelson Martins in his quest to lead his team away from the relegation zone.

The Arsenal legend is under pressure to perform at Monaco and he has already strengthened his team with the signing of ex-Gunners teammate Cesc Fabregas.


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