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Martial move shows lack of quality- Arsene

 Forward Anthony Martial pictured at the French training camp ahead of the team's friendly against Portugal. PHOTO/AFP
Forward Anthony Martial pictured at the French training camp ahead of the team’s friendly against Portugal. PHOTO/AFP

LONDON, September 2- Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes Manchester United’s big-money signing of Anthony Martial proves there is a lack of quality in the transfer market.

Wenger has come under a lot of criticism for failing to sign an outfield player in a transfer window that saw goalkeeper Petr Cech become the only arrival at the Emirates Stadium.

The Frenchman, though, insists there is a lack of quality available at the moment and says the Red Devils’ reported £59m signing of the 19-year-old Martial from Monaco on deadline day is proof of that.

“What happened last night with Monaco, who sold Martial to Manchester United for 80 million euros, I’ve heard… Martial scored 11 goals in the French championship – that sums it up well,” he declared.

“That means it’s not the money that’s missing at the moment, it’s not the desire of investment that is missing, it’s the number of players available who can strengthen the big clubs.

“The problem at the moment is finding the players that guarantees you are a better team after, and that example last night shows you very well.

“Martial is a huge talent – he’s 19 years old. The investment is absolutely huge as well. It shows you that there’s not many players in the world who can strengthen these teams.”