Jackson Martinez
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Colombian striker Jackson Martinez has confirmed that he will not be able to turn down an offer if it came from Arsenal.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is in the market for a top quality striker to join Olivier Giroud in leading the line for Arsenal next season. They have been linked with various strikers during the summer transfer window. Mario Balotelli, Mario Mandzukic and Alexis Sanchez are the top names touted to arrive at the Emirates.

Martinez is currently in Brazil for the World Cup with his national team Colombia. His performances along with that of his team mates see them in the quarter-finals awaiting a match against the hosts for a place in the last four.

However, after being linked to various clubs over the summer transfer window, the Colombian striker says that there has been contact but no agreements yet. He is leaving his future in the hands of his agent.

"I know that there have been discussions, but still no agreements," Martinez said, as quoted in the Express.

"My agent is taking care of my future, right now I'm at the World Cup and only after the World Cup I'll evaluate proposals."

When questioned about his choice of club and specifically about the interest from Arsenal, Martinez had only a positive answer to give. He revealed that he was a Gunners fan as a kid and would welcome a chance to play for the north London Club.

"As a child I cheered for Arsenal, they play a game that suits me. If I had the occasion to play there, I would say yes," the Porto striker added.

The 27-year-old striker has been prolific since he joined the Portuguese giants from Jaguares de Chiapas in Mexico. Martinez returned with 26 goals in 20 league games in his first season and in the 2013-14 campaign he scored 20 goals in 30 league games.