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The Arsenal is ready to do a trade with the Manchester United side involving the Chilean international, but should the Gunners have pushed for a different player.
According to Charlie Nicholas, the Gunners should have spent £50 million on the Frenchman of Manchester United Antonio Martial instead of swapping Alexis Sanchez with the Armenian Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
This season Arsenal is ready to complete a trade with the Manchester United where both the clubs will exchange two high profile players.
Though Nicholas believes that Mkhitaryan can set the bar high on the North London side but he feels that Arsenal should have invested their money in Antonio Martial.
The former Arsenal man Nicholas stated: “I appreciate he [Mkhitaryan] is efficient and a decent team player. Would I take the deal? Yes, I would. But to be totally honest I'd much rather pay an additional £50m to get Martial.
“I think if Arsenal would say to Martial: ‘You can be the next Thierry Henry’. Arsenal made £30m on selling Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, £20m on Theo Walcott, so go all-in; forget Malcom or other players who may or may not be good prospects, go all-in and give him what he wants financially.
“In the summer Arsenal were willing to take Raheem Sterling but Martial is a far better player and could become one of the best in the world.
“I would hope Arsene Wenger would be talking to his agent, who will already know he is going to struggle for playing time majorly with Sanchez arriving, and saying, ‘Come here where we'll build the team around him’.”
Arsenal has passed such an opportunity now Arsene Wenger has to pull out the best out of Mkhitaryan.