Gunners want Javi Martinez…
Read more Arsenal FC news.
In news that will undoubtedly excite the Arsenal faithful, the Gunners are targeting a summer move for Bayern Munich anchorman Javi Martinez, claims German publication Bild, reported here by El Mundo Deportivo.
Injuries affected the first half of Martinez’s season, but since regaining his fitness he’s been by no means a guaranteed starter under Pep Guardiola, and has actually been used a central defender more often than he’s been playing in his preferred midfield role.
Last term, Martinez established a reputation as one of the world’s very best midfielders – starring in the Champions League winning side he joined for a club record £37m in summer 2012.
Arsenal want to sign a new midfielder this summer, with Mikel Arteta ageing, Mathieu Flamini arguably not technically strong enough, and Jack Wilshere seemingly perpetually injured.
Martinez would not come cheaply however, although Manchester City have also mooted an interest in the Spanish international’s services.