Emiliano Martinez has said that ten clubs are interested in signing him, according to Marca.
Arsenal’s first choice goalkeeper, Bernd Leno, suffered an injury in the game against Brighton on June 20th that ended his season. Martinez, who is currently the longest serving player at the club, stepped in to deputise for him. The Argentine performed admirably and was one of Arsenal’s standout players in the last six weeks of the season.
Martinez started the North London club’s last eight Premier League games of the season. Arsenal won five, lost just two and kept three clean sheets. He starred for the Gunners in the FA Cup that they eventually won by beating Chelsea 2-1 in the final.
Head coach Mikel Arteta has the unenviable task of deciding who Arsenal’s first choice goalkeeper for the upcoming season will be. Martinez has made it clear that he will look for a move away from the Gunners if he does not get regular game time.
His recent performances certainly suggest that he deserves to play more regularly but it cannot be forgotten that prior to his injury, Leno was one of Arsenal’s standout performers. He was voted the club’s second best player of the season.
The Argentine has not spoken with the Gunners regarding his future but plans to have discussions with the club when he reports back for pre-season. He hopes to start the season as Arsenal’s number one and put pressure on Arteta to continue picking him by playing well.
His aim is to establish himself as the goalkeeper of the Argentinian national team and he hopes to do this by succeeding at Arsenal. If he does leave Arsenal and the Premier League, his preferred destination would be Spain.
He is enjoying his football under Mikel Arteta and believes the Spaniard will go on to be one of the best coaches in the world. Martinez is certain of the fact that top players will want to join Arsenal this summer due to the allure of playing under the former Manchester City assistant manager.
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