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Arsenal have been urged to try and sign Manchester United forward Anthony Martial by former defender Lauren.
There has been speculation about the Frenchman’s Old Trafford future as he struggled for game time earlier in the season and Arsenal were one of a long list of clubs reportedly interested in signing him.
Former Arsenal right back Lauren believes his ex-club would be ‘crazy’ if they didn’t make a move for the 22-year-old
“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.”
However, Mourinho is hopeful Martial will commit his long-term future to the club and sign a new deal.
“Obviously, I hope they will agree. Obviously I hope. One thing is that he’s a talented player that everybody knows he is, everybody knows since he was in Monaco that he is a talented player. Another thing is a talented player with consistency and understanding what a football match is in the globality,” Mourinho said.
“When you reach that level, or when you are almost reaching that level, is when you become a top player. One thing is top talent, another is a top player. He is now much closer to being a top player.
“Obviously I would like him to stay. I know the club wants him very much to stay. Hopefully he is going to stay.”