Jackson Martinez has confirmed that Arsenal are yet to make a move for him this summer but he would be more than willing to transfer to north London if the opportunity arises.

Thierry Henry praised Martinez for his work ethic and insisted that the player has all the attributes to shine at Arsenal. The Gunners need a striker as back-up for Olivier Giroud and the Gunners legend believes that Martinez's eye for goal makes him a clear favourite on that front.

Martinez, who is currently with his national team, playing in the Copa America in Chile, is flattered by Henry's comments and revealed that he admires Henry and Cristiano Ronaldo for what they have brought to the game. The striker is expected to be available for a fee in the range of €35m (£25m, $38m) by meeting his release clause.

"For me there are two players who I always admired most: Ronaldo, the phenomenon, and precisely Thierry Henry! It is a source of satisfaction and joy for me he made ​​that comment,"Martinez told A Bola.

Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move for the player this summer with Giroud failing to put the goal in the net in the final few games of the season. At 28, Martinez still has a few years in the top flight left in him and could lead the Gunners to their first ever league title in over a decade.

"Arsenal are a great team, in one of the world's best teams, and I'm waiting to find out what my future holds. I still don't know, but the day when I find out is getting closer. For now, I'm focused on the Copa America," Martinez said.

The Gunners are on the verge of completing a deal with Chelsea for Petr Cech, who is their top priority for the summer. They are also keeping an eye on a possible deal for a defensive midfielder to act as backup for Francis Coquelin, with Morgan Schneiderlin's name making the rounds....


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