Huge blow for The Gunners in the chase for their top target.

Arsenal have fallen behind Atletico in the race for top target Gelson Martin’s signature.

Super talented Gelson Martins may pass up the opportunity to play in the Premier League for a move to Atletico Madrid.

Gelson Martins is arguably one of the most wanted young players.

Understandbly Premier League giants Liverpool and Arsenal were linked with making a move for the 23-year-old.

Both the clubs are in need of beefing up their flanks and see him as the perfect solution.

Sporting CP’s implosion has seen several star players get their contract terminated with the club.

Implosion includes Portuguese internationals Rui Patricio, William Carvalho, Bruno Fernandes and Gelson Martins.

Rui Patricio has already signed with Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League, future of the other three is still up in the air.

According to Correiro de Manha, Atletico Madrid have piped into the race and are now on front.

Gelson Martins’ agent Ulisses Santos has held talks with Spanish giants with the reports saying that the player’s representative was in Madrid.

It could only mean one thing.

This is a HUGE blow for The Gunners in the chase for their top target.


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