Arsenal and AS Monaco to battle over Atletico Madrid winger

    Atletico Madrid outcast, Gelson Martins, seems destined to leave the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano this winter after failing to impose himself to Diego Simeone.

    Arrived from Sporting Lisbon last summer after canceling his contract with the Portuguese outfit, the 23-year-old was expected to add pace and quality to Los Colchoneros attack.

    However, just one La Liga start this term seems like a good reason for Martins to think about finding new accommodation.

    Arsenal and AS Monaco have both initiated contacts with the Spanish heavyweights, hoping to sign the pacey winger on loan until the end of the season.

    Unai Emery is short of reliable attacking options, with both Alex Iwobi and Henrikh Mkhitaryan underperforming for the majority of the season.

    The Gunners are battling Manchester United and Chelsea for the Champions League promotion, and Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are not enough.

    On the other hand, resolute in his decision to help Los Monegasques avoid the Ligue 1 relegation, Thierry Henry is determined to bolster his squad this January.

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