Porto striker has NOT snubbed Arsenal transfer

I know that there are quite a lot of Arsenal fans who thought that the Porto and Colombia striker Jackson Martinez was an ideal player for Arsene Wenger to target in the summer transfer window. The football media certainly talked up the potential move as there have been lots of Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with the prolific front man.

Over 30 goals a season over the last three years certainly seemed to make him a good alternative to our French centre forward Olivier Giroud, but now The Mirror has reported that the Gunners have been snubbed by Martinez and he has accepted a move to play in La Liga for Atletico Madrid.

Arsenal to sign ONE of these two strikers! But which?

Arsene Wenger seems to be in agreement with the former Arsenal and France super striker Thierry Henry, at least where it concerns the Gunners’ need to sign another striker in the summer transfer window to replace or compete with our big centre forward Olivier Giroud.

According to the Arsenal transfer rumours, it looks like our manager has narrowed his striker transfer targets down to a shortlist of two and he appears top be trying to get a deal done nice and early. The fact that both Jackson Martinez and Gonzalo Higuain are about to head off to Chile to play for their countries in the Copa America might be the reason behind Wenger’s urgency but he does not seem to have made up his mind.

Arsenal to break records AGAIN with these 4 MEGA transfers!

Over the last couple of summer transfer windows, Arsene Wenger has broken spending records with his signings and it looks like that is just what will happen again this year. The Frenchman is apparently planning to beat last summer´s splashing of the cash by spending the best part of £100 million to bring in the four players he believes will turn the Gunners from also rans into Premier League champions.

The report in Metro that details the manager’s plans explains that Arsenal are looking to sign Jackson Martinez from Porto to boost our firepower and give the boss a different option again to Giroud and Walcott.

Arsenal hit by Liverpool hijack of striker transfer!

It looks like Arsene Wenger may have taken too long to firm up his interest in this transfer target and it could cost the Gunners a top class striker in Jackson Martinez. Last week it was being reported that the prolific Colombian international was happy and willing to complete a summer transfer to Arsenal and we just needed to agree to pay Porto the release clause of around £25 million.

Arsenal target striker drops HUGE hint on summer transfer

Arsenal fans may have had a much calmer January transfer window than normal but, with the form of Francis Coquelin, all the attacking options at the club, the easing of the injury crisis and the signing of the Brazilian centre back Gabriel Paulista, it was not a frustrating one for once.

However, the fans will expect some more action from Arsene Wenger in the summer. And with the money now available to the French coach, a few key signings will hopefully prepare the Gunners to finally mount a proper challenge for the Premier League title next season.