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SIX things you should know about the forward keen on Arsenal

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jackson martinezPorto’s Jackson Martinez recently stated he ‘wouldn’t hesitate’ to accept an offer from Arsenal, and with our striking options depleting before our eyes, perhaps targeting the Colombian forward would be wise.

But who is Martinez?

Is he really as good as people say he is?

Well for those who are unfamiliar with him, here are six things you should know about Martinez:

1. Well, one word to describe the 27-year-old is prolific. Since joining Porto in summer 2012 from Jaguares de Chiapas, where he netted 37 goals in 80 appearances over three seasons, Martinez has netted 49 goals in 64 appearances in all competitions.

2. English football journalist Tim Vickery once described him as ‘an out-and-out goalscorer, a front-to-goal centre-forward who can finish with both feet.’

3. Martinez is believed to have a £50 buyout clause in his existing contract (set to expire in 2016) but interested clubs could well get onto the negotiation table if they offer around £30 million for his services.

4. Martinez is a Colombia international who has won 25 caps and scored eight goals for his country so far.

5. Liverpool, Chelsea, Napoli, Spurs and Arsenal have all shown an interest in Martinez in the past. However, the Gunners seem to be in pole position for his signature with the striker revealing his admiration for the north London club since he was a kid.

6. Although his off-the-ball movement and touch isn’t something to rave about, the Colombian possesses pace, strength, is good in the air and is a natural goal-scorer. A typical fox-in-box, something we could well do with.

To finish off, here is a video of the Colombian in action:

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  • Sidney says:

    Mr Arsene wenger please get Martinez or Costa to Arsenal..this is our Chance to WIN A TROPHY!! Please Please Please!!!

  • adel says:

    walcot is out for six months and if we didn’t get him any title hope for us will disappear

  • kingsley says:

    pls get Martinez or costa plssssss wenger or lets hope for our top 4

  • peter says:

    please Sir Wenger,get martinez!

  • Bash says:

    Wenger get him now dis is a good chance for arsenal to get tropy or we call on Stan to act now

  • mikee akhigbe says:

    Arsenal ned mor pays lik mareinez

  • Dedie says:

    If not Martinez, then get Berba AND Moratta. Cheap and safe options for the remainder of the season.

  • john says:

    Please mr wenger, get this man or costa for us,walcort is out,bentner is out,sanogo is out,olivier is out!
    Pls pls pls get us a striker or we should forget a throphy ds year again?

  • Agina Anthony says:

    If mr. Wenger is hearing us, then I personnelly beg, he should not try to manage, because he has no bench, but he should please get us Martinex or Costa, a midfielder, for failure to do it, is failure for any trophy for arsenal this season and it is bad for Wenger’s carear as a coach in Epl. Gunners 4ever.

  • Zafar88 says:

    Whilst on paper Martinez seems the most logical buy. I feel we need a intstant impact ie a player already climatized to the prem. and in my opinion it has to be remy.

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