| Last updated
The transfer tug of war for Alexis Sanchez took a dramatic twist with Manchester United tabling cash and Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Though it appears Aresnal are demanding another player.
Enter Anthony Martial.
United reportedly bid £25 million while offering their Armenian winger for Sanchez, with Manchester City also very keen on snapping up the Chilean ace in January.
Jose Mourinho not only offered more money than City but also a player in Mkhitaryan. While City are prepared to walk away from the deal if their initial bid isn't accepted.
Mkhitaryan in action for United. Image: PA
And it seems United's offer has intrigued Arsene Wenger who now wants another player in exchange.
According to reports via Metro, Arsenal reportedly want Martial instead of Mkhitaryan in any potential deal for Sanchez.
Though the likelihood of United selling the French youngster is slim, and fans agree. Here's how the Old Trafford faithfuls reacted:
Arsenal fans: "Give us Martial and you can have Sánchez."
- United Xtra (@utdxtra) January 12, 2018
Arsenal fans asking for Martial in a swap deal. pic.twitter.com/xDbBMEFUjh
- Jordan Clarke (@FourFourJordan) January 11, 2018
"It is understood Arsenal dealt with United's initial approach by saying they would be interested if Anthony Martial went to The Emirates as part of the deal."
Oh hell no. pic.twitter.com/osC6P2JjzX
- Aysha Ridzuan (@ayshardzn) January 13, 2018
Arsenal fans have a weird obsession with Martial. It's almost like they think they're entitled to him
- Elliott (@ElliottUnited) January 11, 2018
However, Arsenal are on board with Martial at the Emirates:
Not keen on Arsenal selling Sanchez to United, would rather it be City. The only way I'd be content with selling Sanchez to United is if we got Martial in return as well as paying money on top but everyone knows that's not gonna happen. Martial and Malcom on the wings ahhhhhhh:heart_eyes:
- P¹⁸ (@RedLacazette9) January 12, 2018
Ok so Martial for Alexis and we are talking.....on board with this
- Brad (@ArsenalFCView) January 12, 2018
Hurry up @Arsenal. Sell Alexis. Bring a new player. Mahrez, Miki, Martial, Lemar or Malcom. Please, don't wait till the last day :pray:
- Arsenal Related :soccer::fire: (@ArsenalsRelated) January 12, 2018
If United are serious about Sanchez, we should be bold and ask for Martial in return.
- Arsenal News HQ (@ArsenalNews_HQ) January 11, 2018
Martial for Sanchez? What's your take? Let us know.
Chosen for YouChosen for You
Most Read StoriesMost Read