Would Anthony Martial be the perfect Lacazette replacement?

Despite Alexandre Lacazette’s excellent form for Arsenal this season, it seems fairly clear that the Frenchman will be leaving for pastures new in the summer, with a bumper payday coming for arriving on a free transfer.

And with Eddie Nketiah also tipped to leave as well, it is highly likely that the Gunners will be in the market for a replacement striker to fill the gap in the squad.

SkySports are reporting that the Manchester United forward Anthony Martial is desperate to leave Old Trafford and they are saying that the Red Devils have already turned down a loan move to Sevilla because the Spanish club would not cover his full wage, and the ex-Coventry striker Noel Whelan has suggested that the 26 year-old could benefit by moving to the Emirates to join Mikel Arteta’a blossoming young side.

“I think he’s got the talent to stay in the Premier League,” Whelan told Football Insider.

“I will always go back to attitude and character before talent, however, when assessing a player. That’s the first box you’ve got to tick.

“There’s questions that need answering about Martial. Can he settle into a side? Can he bring a positive attitude to a new side?

“You’re seeing someone who just wants to play football but hasn’t been given that opportunity at all over the past few seasons.

“It’s been a turbulent time for Man United as well, and he’s been there throughout that time. I think he just needs that move away in order to catch fire again – let’s not forget, he’s still very young.

“Signing him would be a shrewd move for somebody in the Premier League – maybe Arsenal would benefit from having him – he reminds me a lot of Lacazette.”

Martial has scored 56 goals for Man United in his 5 years at the club, but his chances have been few and far between this season, and it looks like he needs to move away from Old Trafford to reignite his career, and Arteta could not hope for a more experienced Premier League forward to integrate into his young side.

Do you think it is worth bringing Martial in for a 6 month loan to see if he could fit into Arteta’s system with a view to making a permanent move in the summer?

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  1. No. 56 goals in 176 matches, no, never! We have Mikel a football manager not some retired economist as our first team manager.

  2. United see us as a direct competitor for CL football so I assume they would rather loan/sell him to Newcastle or Everton. And anyway Martial is a winger and we already have Martinelli Pepe Saka. Unless they are sold/loan in January I think we just have to get more out of Laca, Auba Nketiah and Balogun

  3. But this guy on his day he is good but my issues with him is that he has mood swings and his consistency is questionable, i guess maybe he has attitude problem too and lacks confidence, so its a No for me.

  4. No,no, & and a very big NO.waste of space & money.We’ve had enough of manure & chav rejects over the years.It has to stop.Someone pointed out Arthur Cabral.Now there’s a player or Johnathan David.There’s no shortage of players.El Nesri,another.Just do the relevant homework & for the right price & we’re laughing 😉

  5. Whelan is another pundit who has lost the plot recently.
    How many reasons not to buy him do we need?
    1 he’s a winger more than a striker
    2 he’s not very good
    3 he is moody and inconsistent
    4 he will undoubtedly be overpriced
    5 he has nothing like the skillset of Laca
    6 why should we help Man Utd out?

    Contrary to the players many are advocating we DON’T just need a 20 goal a season striker.
    We need a roughhouse rabblerousing player who can play in the hole, drop deep, tackle and press, bring others into the game and pitch in with some goals. In effect he’s another midfielder. We don’t need a fox who just scores – we have had Auba and Nketiah and neither worked out. We don’t need a towering striker unless he can also do all of the above.
    For those who haven’t yet noticed we are being modelled on Man City, who have only one recognised, occasional striker in G Jesus. It hasn’t done them any harm and it’s also worked pretty well for us since Auba was dropped. Laca is very much a false 9 now and it may well be that GM will be used as one too.

  6. Lovely windy day for more kite flying!
    “Kite flying”, aka totally false rumours, abound on this site.

    They are the single most irritating thing about JA. Having our collective intelligence constantly insulted by being expected to swallow this nonsense as true, is IMO a very insulting way for the Admin to treat we fans. Who agrees?

  7. Has anyone heared the Saka is interested in moving to Liverpool tripe lmfao. Liverpool probably one season off going into seriouse decline.

    Mane, Salah, Firminho, Milner, Henderson, Van Dijk, Matip will all be 30 and over next season. Imagine if Wijnaldum stayed that more over 30s. Mane’s performances have become very inconsistent in the last 18 months. Which IMHO shows he’s has an early peak which happens to some lads, he’s still good but not as good as he was 3 seasons ago.

    If Salah fails Liverpool fail it’s that simple, they have become a 1 man team. It’s something we are not atm which is pleasing to see. We’re also doing it without a top top striker too, which I think is the differencewhen competing with the top 3. Martial we don’t need I’d rather Cavani or Greenwood if I was to pick a Utd striker. Cabral, David, Isaks and I like the sound of the new Patrick Schik rumour.

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