If there is some truth to the latest Arsenal transfer rumours linking us with a bid for the Manchester United and France international forward Anthony Martial, as reported by The Mirror, then it would certainly show some real ambition from Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal board.
Despite the fat that the young French forward is still not a regular first team starter for Jose Mourinho this season, I would not expect United to be willing to part with Martial without a fight, and they have proved time and again in recent years that they have plenty of cash to spend on transfers themselves so would hardly be tempted with what Arsenal would offer.
There may be a way though. The reports are saying that it will be the next summer transfer window when the Gunners try to sign the talented 21-year old but I think we might have more luck in January. For one thing, the Frenchman is being lined up as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez but there is a chance he could leave during the winter window and that way Arsenal could get some money for him and also possibly make sure he does not sign for our Premier League rivals Man City.
That might also appeal to Mourinho and United and just to sweeten the deal we could offer to let them have Mesut Ozil as part of the deal. The German playmaker is said to be keen on playing for his former Real Madrid manager once again and Arsenal look set to lose him for nothing at the end of the season anyway, so why not include him as part of the transfer deal to get Martial?