Martial ‘disappointed’ after Arsenal snub, ‘intrigued’ by Juve

Date published: Wednesday 18th April 2018 9:53

Anthony Martial ‘was disappointed’ after missing the opportunity to discuss a move to Arsenal in January.

Martial’s future at Manchester United has been cast into considerable doubt recently, with the Frenchman unable to hold down a regular first-team place under Jose Mourinho.

The Frenchman has not started a Premier League game since February, when he assisted Romelu Lukaku’s opener in a win over Chelsea.

Wednesday’s gossip suggested that Barcelona could be interested in his services, while he could be victim of Mourinho’s ‘radical overhaul’ of the squad.

According to The Times, Martial wanted to at least discuss terms with Arsenal when the north London club requested for him to be included in the deal that eventually saw Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan swap clubs.

‘It is understood that Martial was disappointed at not having the chance to discuss a move to Arsenal in January, when the London club raised the possibility of including the forward in the swap deal that led to Henrikh Mkhitaryan leaving Old Trafford instead,’ Paul Hirst writes.

Hirst adds that Martial is also ‘intrigued’ by the option of joining Juventus, while Bayern Munich are ‘an attractive proposition’ – although their interest ‘is thought not to be as strong as’ the Serie A club’s.


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