Duncan Castles tips Arsenal to bid for long-term target this summer

Arsenal will look to sign Portugal international Gelson Martins this summer, according to Duncan Castles

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Arsenal will make an offer to sign their long-term target Gelson Martins, according to journalist Duncan Castles.

The Gunners are looking to revamp their squad this summer following the appointment of Unai Emery as Arsene Wenger’s successor.

Arsenal have already been active in the summer transfer window as the Spanish head coach looks to transform the Gunners squad.

The Gunners signed Switzerland captain Stephan Lichtsteiner in a free transfer from Serie A champions Juventus this summer.

Arsenal have snapped up German goalkeeper Bernd Leno in a £20m deal from Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen earlier this month.

The north London side finished in sixth place in the Premier League table last season after Alexis Sanchez quit the Gunners in January.

Martins is available to sign on a free transfer this summer after the Portugal international terminated his contract at Sporting Lisbon due to a just cause claim.

The winger will surely attract plenty of interest from some top European clubs this summer given his impressive return of 13 goals in 52 games in all competitions.

Sunday Times reporter Castles believes Arsenal will launch a bid to sign the 23-year-old star.

“Moving for a player they have scouted for a number of years in Portugal,” Castles told the Transfer Window podcast.

“He is a wide attacker who can beat a player with skill, he has pace as well.”

Arsenal haven’t won the Premier League title since 2003-04.

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