There are many reports this morning saying that Arsenal are close to giving up on signing the 100 million+ striker Kylian Mbappe, and have decided to move on to try and get the out-of-favour Anthony Martial from Manchester United for £40million.
Everyone knows the rivalry between Wenger and Jose Mourinho, but there is a certainty that The Special One will be looking to make more squad changes from last season’s team to try and make a bigger impact in the race for the Premier League title and an assault on the Champions League.
This will incur even more expense on United’s finances, and to raise funds Mourinho will have to unload his peripheral players and Martial is one of the likeliest to be on Jose’s exit list, so he may have little choice but to accept Wenger’s best offer.
Many Arsenal fans have never forgiven Wenger for selling Robin Van Persie to Man United and basically handing them the League title in the last year of Alex Ferguson’s reign, and the only player to move between the sides since then has been the arrival at the Emirates of Danny Welbeck, who has hardly set the League on fire since his arrival.
So do Arsenal fans even want us to buy yet another United reject, who may or may not be a success. And would Mourinho even condone selling to Wenger in the first place? I think not….