Arsenal legend claims this transfer decision “devastated” him

Arsenal had a fine transfer window the last time out when you consider that they signed Thomas Partey and Gabriel Magalhaes.

Both players have been in fine form for them this season, and fans should be happy with their acquisition.

But the club also had to allow some of their players to leave them before this season but not every departure was celebrated unanimously.

At least one of those outgoings devastated Ian Wright.

One dilemma that Mikel Arteta had to sort out this season was picking the goalkeeper that would be his first choice at the club.

After Emiliano Martinez’s stint in goal during Project Restart, the Spaniard had to pick between Bernd Leno and the Argentinean.

Martinez was sold to Aston Villa eventually, but Wright has questioned that decision and the former striker says that it devastated him that Arsenal let him leave the Emirates.

“I was devastated to see him leave Arsenal, but he wants to be Argentina number one,” Wright told BBC Sport as quoted by Football London

“He has five clean sheets from nine Premier League games and he is just a very good goalkeeper.

“He has done brilliantly at Villa and he is helping them to win games.”

Tags Emiliano Martinez Ian Wright


  1. Tottenham leading the league while we languish in 15th place 🙁 tough times for this once great team.

  2. i hardly comment here but always on the site and the negativity and some people on this site just frustrate me…yes we have had a shit start but arnt thats why we are fans through thick and thin…i will try and b more vocal now as this site needs more positivity….not all is lost yet still early doors and as much as i am saddened with the results im a gooner thru thick and thin! so im gna support my team and hope we turn it around! i went to every arsenal home
    game prior lockdown even without a tickey and have haggled outside the
    stadium to get in! if we can only support our beloved arsenal whilst we are winning we are not supporters but glory hunters! lets forget the recent past and get behind our team becos its not too late to turn our season around! WE LOVE YOU ARSENAL WE DO!!

  3. …well, it is done when the Manager does not know who won the FA Cup… selling Emiliano was not clever. So, what else might not be clever?

    Right now former players are not going to say much, especially since Arteta is one of them. But, if you look at the comments… all the way to Wenger, we know there are terrible mistakes being made.

    I cannot see how Arsenal can dig out of this one with this manager, unless you want to wait another three years. The current team are good enough under a better tactician and a much better leader. All Arteta has is his time in City which is a different affair not only Pep, but also the money available.

    Who else might want to this mess? Porchettino? He has something to prove to the Spurs, and this Arsenal team might be good enough at the back with the right tactics and one or two more players he can bring.

    Arteta will not bring the right players as the record is patchy with the Ceballos, etc., really suspect. Players also cannot but feel disgust given how Ozil has been treated, while others have not been treated well enough.

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