One of the biggest Arsenal transfer rumours of the summer so far has been the one linking us with the Porto and Combia international front man Jackson Martinez. And with an awesome goal scoring record of 92 goals from just 132 games in his three seasons in Portugal, a lot of Arsenal fans were looking forward to seeing him at the Emirates stadium.
The 28-year old has been linked with a move to the Gunners in the past but this time he was clear about his intention to leave. But all that positivity had a big bucket of cold water thrown over it last week, with the Porto chairman declaring that Jackson had made his mind up and was set to join AC Milan.
I did think that was a little stranger because the Italian club have not even managed a place in the Europa League, while Porto have a place in the Champions League group stage confirmed. And now, as reported by the Daily Mail, the striker has dismissed the idea that he has agreed a move to the San Siro, although Milan do seem to be one of his choices.
The 28-year old said, “I’m as close to Milan as I am to other clubs. In the next few days I will decide my future.”
We still do not know whether Arsene Wenger is trying to bring him to Arsenal though. Perhaps the Frenchman is waiting to see what happens with Colombia and Jackson at the Copa America over the next few weeks, although from his words it sounds like the centre forward will make his choice sooner rather than later. Will it be Arsenal?