Could Arsenal sign both Sanchez and Martinez this summer?

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Arsenal are presently linked with two of the continent’s most coveted forwards in Porto striker Jackson Martinez and Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez.

According to reports, Arsenal have made an initial offer for Chile winger Alexis Sanchez of £20million to Barcelona.

The 25-year-old Chile international can play anywhere across the forward-line but could be part of a potential deal taking Luis Suarez from Anfield to the Camp Nou this summer, providing a bargaining chip for the Spanish giants.

Meanwhile, Porto striker Jackson Martinez continues to talk up his admiration of Arsenal as it would appear the Colombia centre-forward is keen on engineering a move to the Emirates.

The 27-year-old hitman has a release-clause reportedly in the region of £35million, which is higher than the Gunners would likely have to shell out for Sanchez. But with both forwards tipped to move on is there a possibility manager Arsene Wenger could bring in both?

At present the French coach relies far too heavily on Olivier Giroud as his only senior recognised centre-forward. His young compatriot Yaya Sanogo is still raw and inexperienced while Wenger has seemed to prefer to use Lukas Podolski and Theo Walcott on the flanks.

Costa Rica youngster Joel Campbell impressed on loan at Olympiakos last term and at the World Cup in Brazil but the starlet is still, like Sanogo, untested in terms of consistency in the Premier League and Champions League.

To bring in both Sanchez and Martinez, the Gunners would likely have to spend in excess of £60million but it is fairly well documented that the club now have the financial muscle to do just that. Wenger will need a goalkeeper, a right-back and a central defender at the very least, but the club could spend the money it would take to bring in both forwards.

They are very different players with different skill-sets and, what is more, they would both offer something different to Giroud.

Sanchez is a pacey, tricky and creative player – one of the most dynamic and energetic attackers on the market this summer – while Jackson is a more traditional No.9 target man who is physical and powerful in the box. There is little doubt, with the creative midfield players they would have behind them, either one of them would be capable of setting the Premier League on fire next term with Arsenal.

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