Arsenal make contact with Monaco over Anthony Martial

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Arsenal have expressed their interest in signing Monaco wonderkid Anthony Martial this summer, according to RMC.

The French news outlet also claims that Bundesliga outfit Schalke 04 have already had an official bid for the player turned down.

Martial, an 18-year-old striker, fits the mould of a very typical Arsene Wenger signing. He is young, talented, strong and, of course, French. Much like Yaya Sanogo, who signed for Arsenal last year, Martial is yet to prove himself at the top level but all signs point towards an exciting future.

The talented youngster has already been recognised by Gazzetta dello Sport as one of the top teenagers in world football and has now seemingly caught the attention of Arsenal and Schalke.

Arsenal have already expressed an interest to the Ligue 1 outfit, who themselves, have very little intention of selling Martial. In fact, RMC goes as far as to say that Monaco deem him intransferable and will not entertain the idea of selling him.

The Principality club only signed the player last summer, forking out €5m and beating Juventus to coax him to the south of France.

Arsenal fans may not be too disappointed if they miss out on the football fledgling, however, as they are looking for more established stars to join the Gunners this summer.

Wenger has been given a reported budget of £100m to sign big names in an attempt to take a Premier League title bid into overdrive. Another unproven French youngster would hardly appease fans who still must pay the highest ticket prices in world football.

It seems that, if Monaco get their way, Martial will be going nowhere, including Arsenal, this summer.

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