PSG plot stunning swoop for two Arsenal players in January, it could ruin their Premier League title hopes
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Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing Arsenal duo Gabriel Martinelli and William Saliba, according to reports.
The Gunners have had a wonderful start to their campaign, roaring away at the top of the Premier League table. A 2-0 victory over bitter rivals Tottenham extends their lead to eight points over Manchester City.
Mikel Arteta appears to have found a foolproof system, turning them into a winning machine. The Spaniard faces Manchester United up next, in what could be a title-defining match.
Both Martinelli and Saliba have established themselves as regulars in the side, with Arsenal having the second best defence and attack in the league.
Martinelli has looked fearless and inventive down Arsenal's left-hand flank, scoring nine goals in the 18 appearances so far.
Meanwhile, Saliba has been a revelation in Arsenal's back four, registering 10 clean sheets in 21 matches. However, PSG are said to be keen on snapping up the pair.
PSG keen on Martinelli and Saliba
French news outlet Media Foot claim PSG could make a move to sign both players before the January transfer window slams shut – with the club feeling they need new signings.
The news comes after PSG look set to miss out on signing Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar. The centre-back is out of contract at the end of the season, but the report states that PSG are struggling to convince him to move to France. And as a result, the club are turning their attention to Saliba.
Both Martinelli and Saliba's contracts are set to run out in 18 months, with Arteta yet to tie them down to new long-term deals.
And both players are thought to have reasons to move to the French capital. A move to PSG would allow Martinelli the chance to play alongside Brazil teammates Neymar and Marquinhos, whilst Saliba could return to his homeland.
Seeing summer as too late, PSG could make a move for the duo this month, potentially derailing Arsenal's title hopes.
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