Arsene Wenger’s decision remains the missing piece in the jigsaw if we’re to conclude a deal for Porto striker Jackson Martinez, according reliable Spanish journalist Kike Marin.
— Kike Marin** (@Kike_Marin_) June 2, 2015
Marin reckons that Martinez is allowed to leave, but Arsene Wenger is still deciding whether to take the plunge on the attacker.
Martinez has scored 32 goals in all competitions this season including seven in this year’s Champions League which puts his goalscoring record among some of the greats (via Squawka).
There is no denying that the Colombian knows where the goal is which was further illustrated by his record at last summer’s World Cup. Martinez netted twice in three appearances as his nation reached the quarter-finals of the competition, according to Squawka.
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Adding a top-class striker should be one of our priorities this summer and with much of the talk surrounding who would start through the middle in the FA Cup final between Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott, alarm bells should’ve been ringing for Wenger.
The fact that he was indecisive as to who would get the nod in an important role for the biggest game of our season indicates that we do not possess a world-class option in that position.
Martinez would instantly command that role and the boss must decide whether he’s willing to bring in a player who turns 29 at the beginning of next season.
If we’re aiming for the short-term, Martinez could be a major figure in a title-winning side.