Arsenal and Barcelona set to lock horns over the transfer of in-form Premier League winger
Barcelona have joined Arsenal in the pursuit to French striker Anthony Martial from Manchester United, according to a story.
The 21-year-old has had limited trouble finding the net so far this year, despite being constantly missed for a starting spot by boss Jose Mourinho.
Martial has struck five goals, while also making four assists, in his first nine games of the 2017-18 season – just one of those being a Premier League start.
The Stories emerged at the weekend saying that Arsenal are preparing to make a surprise offer for the ex Monaco star, who they see as a perfect replacement for soon-to-depart forward Alexis Sanchez.
Barca may also take advantage of Mourinho’s hesitation to use Martial from the off more often, however, with Mundo Deportivo suggesting that the Catalan side have been keeping a close eye on the situation.
Denis Suarez and Gerard Deulofeu are Barcelona’s modern left-sided attacking options, while club-record signing Ousmane Dembele is due to return from a hamstring damage early next term.