Arsenal in the hunt for free-scoring hitman?

I was among the Arsenal fans who were not entirely convinced by one of the top transfer targets of the summer, Porto and Colombian international centre forward Jackson Martinez. It was looking like Arsene Wenger was going to finally firm up his interest, but that is now at serious risk after the Metro reported that Liverpool are planning a £30 million transfer bid in January to beat Arsenal to the punch, although that figure shouldnt be beyond our means nowadays.

Martinez had never really showed that much when I saw him play and his World Cup finals in Brazil were not exactly impressive either, even though the absence of Radamel Falcao gave him a great chance to shine in a good team. But you cannot really argue with his scoring figures for Porto, with 31 from 40 games in his first season and 29 from 51 in his second.

And despite the striker being pretty clear about wanting to move to a bigger club than Porto in the summer, he has begun well again for his club this season, especially in the Champions League where his five goals in six games have helped Porto to take control of their group.

So if Wenger really is serious about signing the 28-year old, it looks like he is going to have some strong competition from a Premier League rival. But the fact is that Chelsea have bought Costa and Man United have bought Falcao, surely Arsenal MUST invest in a top class striker to compete with those two clubs for the title.

Is Martinez the answer for Arsenal?

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  1. Sank89 says:

    Just get a defender and a DM

    and we should wait for Rues in summer.

  2. davidnz says:

    I know the WOB want shot of
    Wenger but a hit man. Really?

  3. SaveArsenal says:

    Oh look, anotherMartinez to Arsenal rumour AND it’s from the metro so it must be Gospel.
    Didn’t even read this shit.

    1. admin says:

      The question is SHOULD Arsenal go for him, you miserable git! Do you ever have anything friendly to say to anyone?

      1. SaveArsenal says:

        Come on man, a rehashed transfer rumour from the Metro of all places especially, they actually published 5 completely conflicting stories about the same player on the same day!
        You should strive to be better than that site, we come here because we don’t read crap like the metro.

    2. CraigZWE says:

      @ SaveArsenal: preach it brother, that is gospel

  4. Pythagoras( but you can call me pi) says:

    hahaa 😀 😀 😀

  5. Pythagoras( but you can call me pi) says:

    You see, even if Wenger got Martinez, dyu think he will get the best out of him?? I am certain if we had bought Costa he would be still struggling for his first goal or he would already be out with a 10month injury 🙁 🙁
    #Wenger = biggest deadwood ever
    #get rid of Wenger
    #save Ozil and Campbell and Podolski
    #make Pi happy 🙂

  6. Justsoccerfan says:

    I don’t have a good feeling about today match, just hope we win even is ugly. 0-1 I take it any time.

  7. SoOpa AeoN says:

    and when its time for a Hunt come january, we will be found wanting ……… Same oLd wenger

  8. Justsoccerfan says:

    Let solve our defence first than we talk about others.

    Look like our admin is not in the good mood too. Is because the fans, players or our beloved Wenger?

  9. The Handsome_Gooner says:

    todays scoreline –

    Swansea 0 – 4 Arsenal

    Mark My Words

  10. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    Wenger thinks Giroud > Martinez




  11. Ronny331 says:

    Martinez? I would love him at Arsenal, wont happen now we have Giroud and Welbeck though.
    OT: Did anyone see on MOTD yesterday Ramires drinking a protein shake on the bench after coming off? Do our players do this?
    After a workout it’s essential to get nutrients into the body within 30 minutes to aid repair and muscle growth. A liquid shakes ideal.
    Just curious as I’ve never seen us taking them.
    Today I am terrified as usual about of defensive woes, Flamini our only DM option and we know he likes a card or two, (why did we release Coquelin to Charlton for 1 month?).
    Per and no doubt Monreal as CB’s, Oh sh*t!!
    Please Wenger play bellerin and move chambers to CB set the two up in front of the back four as defensive minded players. Frustrate them, pull them out and counter attack with the front four. Possession is key today so we don’t let Swansea play.
    A nervous COYG!!

  12. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    I am lost for words. We just counter attacked with pace

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