Arsenal legend, Laureano Bisan Etamé-Mayer, popularly known as Lauren has told the club manager, Unai Emery, to sign ‘fantastic’ Anthony Martial from Manchester United.
Martial was expected to leave Old Trafford during the summer transfer window after his agent confirmed he was keen on securing a transfer exit.
But the 22-year-old stayed put and has subsequently impressed for Jose Mourinho’s side, scoring seven goals in 16 games this season.
Despite his impressive performance, the France international still has a turbulent relationship with his manager and is stalling over signing a new contract.
Lauren, who was part of Arsenal’s infamous ‘Invincible’ team, believes Emery should move for Martial if he does not extend his deal.
“If Martial doesn’t renew his contract at Man Utd, Arsenal would be crazy not to try and snap him up,” the former Cameroon defender told Sporting Bet.
“He’s a fantastic player and is starting to show what he can really do when given a good run of games.
“Martial won’t go anywhere without being guaranteed first-team football, which I think he would get at Arsenal.”
Lauren, 41, also advised the former PSG boss to do ‘everything they can’ to sign Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona.
“Everything about his style of play matches what Arsenal are looking for,” he added.
“He isn’t getting the playing time at Barcelona, or playing in his strongest position, but Arsenal’s high intensity will allow him to reach his potential.
“Dembele can play on either side of the pitch, which is a bonus and he’s showed that he can do it against the big teams, coming off the bench to rescue points for Barcelona.
“I would love to see him at Arsenal,” he said.