Arsenal have made plans for the probable event that Alexis Sanchez leaves in the next year with the Mirror revealing that the Gunners are targeting Manchester United star Anthony Martial.

The Chilean has long been linked with Manchester City, while Arsenal failed to strike a deal for a replacement late in the summer after strong links with Thomas Lemar and Raheem Sterling.

Now it seems as if Martial is Arsene Wenger’s preferred choice, with the 21-year-old seen as an ideal fit out wide or through the middle, as Sanchez has been over the last year.

Jose Mourinho has used the former Monaco star intermittently this season, though fierce competition means Martial is never far from finding himself back on the bench; a move to the Emirates will give him guaranteed minutes each week.