Big things were expected of Martins when he finally joined one of Europe’s elite in 2018, swapping Sporting Lisbon for Atletico Madrid.
But, like so many marquee signings before him, such as Jackson Martinez, Alessio Cerci and Mario Mandzukic, the 23-year-old struggled to adapt to Diego Simeone’s demands.
Martins started just one La Liga game before joining Monaco on loan in January.
The 2016 European Championship winner has found minutes easier to come by in France while scoring three times already under Leonardo Jardim.
The Sun is now reporting that Arsenal will be given the chance to bring Martins to the Emirates; an opportunity they must be tempted to seize with head coach Unai Emery desperate to add width to his midfield-heavy squad.
According to Zero Zero, Arsenal saw a bid of £25 million rejected last summer before he swapped Lisbon for Madrid, cancelling his contract with Sporting after a series of off-field controversies at the Primeira Liga giants.
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