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Jackson Martinez issues 'come get me' plea to Arsenal

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Porto and Columbia forward Jackson Martinez could well be on his way to Arsenal this summer.

He told reporters in Brazil: "As a child I cheered for Arsenal, they play a game that suits me. If I had the occasion to play there, I would say yes." This could just make Gunners boss Arsene Wenger make a move for the hitman, with Arsenal still in desperate need of a strike partner for Olivier Giroud.

Martinez has scored a whopping 60 goals in 91 games for Porto, and it is this incredible form that has caught the eye of plenty of top clubs around Europe. The Colombian forward has been on Arsenal's radar for some time, with Martinez known as a long term admirer of the North London side.

Second Choice

With Arsenal believed to have a deal in place to sign Alexis Sanchez, it is unlikely that Martinez will make a summer switch to Arsenal. However, if the Sanchez deal falls through (As the Higuain deal did last summer) we may well see Jackson Martinez in a red shirt next season. 

Wenger is a long term admirer of the Columbian forward, and although it looks like an attractive move, spending close to £60m on two strikers seems irrelevant, especially when you consider the other positions that the Gunners need to strengthen.

Is the Premier League still on the cards for Martinez?

In the last few days, serious interest from both Liverpool and Chelsea has emerged. With Suarez off to Barcelona, as has been reported, Liverpool will certainly want to strengthen over this transfer window. Chelsea, although already getting Diego Costa, always like to have World Class back in every position and Jackson Martinez is certainly a player that can fill that role.

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