ESPN have managed to make Arsenal fans look over to the bar with misery here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they seem to think that the Gunners are about to miss out on the forward.
Martinez has long been rumoured to be on his way from Porto to the Premier League, and despite the fact that the forward has indeed left Porto, he has joined Spanish side Atletico Madrid as their replacement for Juventus bound Mario Mandzukic.
W think this will mean Arsene Wenger has to look elsewhere as he tires to spend money this summer, and the majority of our punters seem to think that Karim Benzema is the player for them, with the Frenchman someone who could well be sold this summer.
Arsenal fans. Do you think that this is going to hinder your summer spending or are there plenty of other players you can go for instead? Let us know your thoughts below.