Gunners striker target sets deadline for talks on future

Reportedly one of Arsenal's top forward targets, Jackson Martinez is putting off any discussions regarding a possible move for now.

Jackson Martinez is very much the next top class striker to emerge from South America while at Porto.

Following hot on the heels of the likes of Radamel Falco and Hulk, each player the Portuguese club have brought in to replace a recently departed star has managed to do so almost effortlessly. 
Martinez's two seasons at the Estadio do Dragao have seen him net 60 goals from 91 appearances, and links to Arsenal, and a host of other Premier League clubs, as well as Atletico Madrid have unsurprisingly followed.

A series of high profile transfers have been completed during the World Cup, leading to rumours that the Gunners may be able to seal a deal in the near future.

But with Colombia impressing in Brazil at the moment, and Martinez a central figure to their World Cup ambitions, the striker has commented that any transfer discussions he will hold with Porto or any interested parties will not take place until their participation in the tournament has come to a close. 

"It is not about me, we are just focused and together as a team," said the forward.

"I will not think about my future until after the World Cup. I am happy with my work so far, but we are together as a team and that is very important for us."

Martinez had been talking ahead of their victory over a Suarez-less Uruguay in the last-16 match at the Maracana, and given their success, it will mean the likes of Arsenal may have to wait a little longer to see whether a move is possible.

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