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Arsenal could turn its attention to Manchester United winger Anthony Martial latter in the transfer window if Wenger fails to sign his top target Kylian Mbappe, according to reports.
Wenger is keen on bringing in attacking reinforcements this summer and is eyeing big money moves for Mbappe and Lacazette.
Alexis is reportedly stalling on signing a new contract so he can secure a move away from the Emirates this window and Wenger who wants a stronger squad at his disposal next season is closely monitoring both Lacazette and Mbappe.
While a deal to sign Lacazette could be straightforward, that of Mbappe would be complicated. Real Madrid are also interested in the Monaco man and they are believed to be his preferred destination.
Wenger has now lined up an alternative plan which could see us move for Anthony Martial if Mbappe decides to join Madrid.
The Daily Mail claim Wenger is prepared to spend up to £40m to bring Martial to the Emirates.
However, there could be a stumbling block to a move happening, Wenger thinks the bad relationship between himself and Jose Mourinho could cause the Manchester United manager to block Arsenal’s move for Martial.
The Gunners could then ask Man Utd to conduct negotiations above managerial level in the hope that United board would sanction a deal if they receive a lucrative bid.
Wenger will continue to persuade Mbappe to move to the Emirates as he aim to unearth the next Thierry Henry.
Many Gooners believe the Monaco striker could have the same impact at Arsenal like Henry did and we are all hoping that we will be able to secure his services ahead of Real Madrid and co but should we fail to do so, Martial wouldn’t be a bad option considering his huge potential also.
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