Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed why he didn’t sign Manchester United’s new teenage sensation Anthony Martial because he felt the Gunners were well covered in his position.
The 19-year-old forward, who has been likened to legendary Thierry Henry, has scored three premier league goals in his first two appearances for the Red Devils.
— Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) September 20, 2015
Wenger says he was aware of the French striker when he was coming through at Lyon.
“We have known him since he was a kid. But he’s more of a winger-type,” he said.
“He’s an exceptional talent I agree with you but I believe that he plays in positions where we have players like Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Alexis Sanchez and Joel Campbell who can play in the position.”
Martial is becoming a fan favourite in the red half of Old Trafford and has grabbed a brace since his superb performance against Southampton.