Arsenal & Barcelona manager target Martinez complimented by links

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Everton manager Roberto Martinez has insisted that it's a compliment to be linked with clubs like Arsenal and Barcelona, reports talkSPORT

The Goodison Park chief - who replaced David Moyes this past summer - has enjoyed a fine campaign with The Toffees. 

His side are currently in fifth position in the Premier League and have a great chance of securing Champions League qualification this season. 

Martinez, who won the FA Cup with Wigan last season, has continued to impress many in this campaign, which has led to him being linked with managerial jobs at some some of the top clubs in world football. 

If reports are to be believed, Arsenal have lined him up as the eventual successor of Arsene Wenger, meanwhile Spanish giants Barcelona also appear interested in his services. 

And The Everton boss has admitted that it's a compliment to be linked with the clubs. On discussions linking him with a move to Arsenal and Barcelona, Martinez told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show: "In football when things are going well you always get this sort of speculation and you take it as a compliment. It’s a good sign and means things are going well. But if you don’t focus on the next game and you are defeated, than all the comments will be negative."

For now though, Martinez's focus will turn to pipping Arsenal to fourth place in the Premier League. The Gunners currently sit one point ahead of Martinez's side, but the Toffees have a game in hand. 

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