Arsene Wenger gives his damning verdict on Anthony Martial's price tag

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Arsene Wenger is far from impressed with the fee paid by Manchester United for striker Anthony Martial.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has told BeIN Sport that Manchester United's move to sign Anthony Martial 'sums up' the transfer window.

The Gunners were the least active of all the Premier League clubs in the summer transfer window, making just one signing in goalkeeper Petr Cech - whilst the next fewest signings was five, illustrating just how quiet Arsenal have been this summer.

That Cech deal meant that Arsenal were the second lowest spenders in the Premier League, with only Swansea spending less than the Gunners. That hasn't gone down well with supporters, who were keen to see another midfielder and striker brought in.

Yet, Wenger may have his reasons for avoiding the transfer window. The transfer fees being quotes right now are astronomical, and Wenger has always been one of the more prudent Premier League managers.

The biggest deal of deadline day saw French striker Anthony Martial leave Monaco in order to join Manchester United, with L'Equipe reporting that the Red Devils will pay up to €80m (£58.8m) for the 19-year-old forward.

Nobody in the Premier League knows the French market better than Wenger, but he told BeIN Sport that the transfer has summed up the state of the current market, given how unproven Martial is.

"What happened last night with Monaco, who sold Martial to Manchester United for €80m, I've heard... Martial scored 11 goals in the French championship - that sums it up well," said Wenger.

"Martial is a huge talent. He's 19-years-old. The investment is absolutely huge as well. That shows you that there are not many players in the world who can strengthen these teams," he added.

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