Wenger: Martial wasn’t for sale

Arsene Wenger has spoken out since Anthony Martial's agent slammed the Arsenal boss for not making the move to sign the Manchester United forward.

The Gunners had reportedly been tracking the progress of the Lyon youth product for quite some time, but it was their rivals United who captured the prestigious talent.

Wenger claims he never attempted to sign Martial after being informed by Monaco chairman Dmitry Rybolovlev that both the teenager and Layvin Kurzawa were 'untransferable'.

The Frenchman told Goal: "Monaco's statement was always that the two players that would not move were Martial and [Layvin] Kurzawa, so I thought they would maintain that. But in the end both of them moved."

Martial has impressed for the Red Devils following his £36 million move from the Principality, scoring four goals in his first five games.