The Arsenal fas in the Transfer tavern all seem pleased that their club is being closely linked with a move for Gelson Martins of Sporting. The winger is one of a number of players set to cancel his contract with the Portuguese club, freeing up a move to The Emirates.
Gelson is one of those who has been looked at by a number of top clubs across Europe. The sharp winger’s ability to beat a man and chip in with both goals and assists from the wing has made him one of Europe’s brightest prospects this summer. Arsenal and Unai Emery could be landing a bargain by getting him on a free and it’ll be interesting to see how he adapts to the Premier League.
It’s no secret that Arsenal will be looking for a winger this summer. Henrikh Mkhitaryan is more of an interior, Alex Iwobi isn’t good enough and Danny Welbeck will be used as a backup to both Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. If the club do go for Gelson it’s easy to see that he’ll be a first-team option, the fans will just be hoping he is the real deal.
You can read our local Gunners’ verdict on Martins here:
Lozano, Pavon, Guedes, Martins – some excellent out-and-out wingers playing at this world cup, who could be a useful addition for Arsenal.
— Fahim A. (@fahimages) July 2, 2018
Arsenal monitoring Gelson Martins V Closely with an Offer on the table!!
He is weighing up options rn don’t expect a deal soon but the offer is there along with many clubs
Lazio are a shoe in though
— ARSENAL INTERACTIVE (@AFCInteractive) July 2, 2018
just as importantly Gelson Martins is not on a free. As his + the other players case is likely to go COAS + they will have to buy out their
— Buddy (@BuddyAFC) July 1, 2018
You do know that Gelson has as much if not more experience the Lozano right???
— Next Generation AFC (@scoutingindoors) 1 July 2018
Gelson Martins… #afc
— AFC Insider (@AfcFrom) 30 June 2018
Portugal n Argentina out let's get that quick winger who lives on the touchline gelson or pavon #AFC
— Kyle (@Kyle60248694) July 1, 2018
— United State of Arsenal (@RonArsenalFC) June 30, 2018
As you can see, the Gunners are keen on signing Martins and his talents would be well used at The Emirates.