Arsenal fans on Twitter want Anthony Martial

Anthony Martial of Manchester United celebrates with Wayne Rooney after scoring the opening goal as Thomas Heaton and Joey Barton of Burnley show their dejection during the Premier League...

Arsenal fans want Manchester United's Anthony Martial in any deal which sees Alexis Sanchez head to Old Trafford.

Anthony Martial #11 of Manchester United and Hakimi Achraf #34 of Real Madrid go for the ball during the International Champions Cup match at Levi's Stadium on July 23, 2017 in Santa Clara,...

Arsenal fans have called on Arsene Wenger to get Manchester United star Anthony Martial in a player-plus-cash deal for attacker Alexis Sanchez.

Manchester City have been heavily linked with the Chilean but The Telegraph reported this week that Manchester United have joined their cross-city rivals in the hunt.

Sanchez is out of contract at Arsenal this summer and failing to sell him this month will likely see the former Barcelona ace leave for free in June.

Everton's French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin commits a hand ball leading to Manchester United's French striker Anthony Martial scoring their fourth goal from the penalty spot during the...

It certainly seems like Arsenal might have to sell to one of those Manchester clubs, but Paul Merson suggested to Sky Sports that the Gunners should ask for Henrikh Mkhitaryan in a straight swap deal for Sanchez, given the lack of time Wenger has to sign a replacement.

Fans of the North London club are open to the idea of getting a player in return, but quite a few on Twitter want Wenger to pay a bit more and get the France international in a player-plus-cash deal.

Jose Mourinho  the manager of Chelsea speaks to the media during a press conference at the Chelsea Training Ground on December 8, 2015 in Cobham, England.

Truthfully, it seems unlikely that Jose Mourinho would be willing to let the 22-year-old - valued at around £57 million, according to Transfermarkt - join Arsenal in return for Sanchez.

Martial is not a first-team regular under Mourinho, with 11 of his 20 Premier League appearances coming off the bench.

But this is a man who once refused to let Demba Ba join the Gunners, so it does not seem plausible that the former Chelsea boss would sanction a move for Martial.

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