Arsenal prepared to cash in on end of season hero

The Athletic claims that Arsenal is prepared to cash in on Emiliano Martinez this summer as they see Bernd Leno as their first choice.

Martinez stepped up to become the club’s number one when Bernd Leno sustained an injury against Brighton in June.

The Argentinean was in superb form for the Gunners and he capped off his time in goal by picking up a FA Cup winners medal.

Leno is now back to full fitness and the report claims that the Gunners still consider him to be their first-choice goalkeeper.

The German will be in goal in the new season and that will not make Martinez happy.

The South American has been outspoken about his desire to remain the club’s number one or for the club to sell him.

He has hinted that he has to be guaranteed playing time or he will leave and Arsenal understands that too.

The report claims that the Gunners are prepared to allow him to leave them this summer for a fee while they concentrate on Leno as their first choice.

It further adds that they have already identified a replacement for him if he leaves.

Top of their list to replace him is Brentford’s, David Raya.

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16 Comments

  1. Sean says:

    If he needs to go to be guaranteed no1 then let him go for £15m, FA Cup winning Keeper. Get a no2 in.

    We need Partey, £45m, how we get it?
    Torreira £30m
    Chambers £15

    Gabriel costing £22m
    (£27m in add ons)
    Sokratis £7m
    Elneny £10m

    Willian £200k wages
    Mhikitarians departure pays it

    We are linked with
    Cabellos (£27m After loaning again)
    Aouer (£55m quoted)

    Guendouzi could gather up £30m or he gets 2nd chance and no Dani. I dont know how we get this lad but I doubt it this season, Maybe a loan for Coutinho may happen still.

    1. Mouser says:

      I have a feeling this guy is better than Leno. His concentration is higher

  2. Abul says:

    I am not happy that Emi might be leaving us. The guy is better than Leno in several areas such as airel balls, crossings, passes etc. I feel pained that we have been unfair to this guy.
    Emi, I wish you the BEST

    1. PaulR says:

      I totally agree with you. He should start as our number 1. Leno needs to win his place back when he gets the opportunity.

  3. Reggie says:

    For everyones sake i hope this is all click bait because Emi is part of the future of Arsenals chance of future success. Top clubs dont sell their best players. We need Emi if we are serious.

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      u cant keep 2 good gks for long…..its a matter of time either 1 leaves for regular football and improvement

      in fifa20 or fantasy football you can keep a player for 10 years or 20 years thats not a problem

      1. Loose Cannon says:

        Respect your opinion JI, but when will Leno be back? If Emi does leave and we have a comedian between the sticks, then we will be over and out of the top four contention by new years day. Remember Leno after recovery has to regain match fitness, it is not an office job to stroll to your desk and be seated for eight hours after recovering from a surgery. We need to keep Emi for this season and release him if need be in next summer.
        Emi is far superior in the air, ball distribution either in air or by passing and assures his defense. If we are serious about UCL then we need to keep him and give him the no1 spot for the EPL and Leno for cup games till he is back at his best. Knowing how much we offer our players to other clubs, a mere 10M should not be a big gain for us by the transfer of a meritorious person like Emi considering we are flushing down 18M in the sewer line paying someone else’s wages. At least the toilet flush does what is required of it to be done and when it breaks it can be fixed or replaced, unlike the burden on our club.

        1. Declan says:

          I think Martinez is the far better keeper but you ask when Leno will be back. Well he has been in full training for a few weeks now and played in the 4-1 win against minnows M K last week. According to Arteta he is fit and ready. Having said that I really do prefer Martinez.

          1. Loose Cannon says:

            Thanks Declan

  4. SueP says:

    When Martinez stepped in after Leno was injured my heart was in my mouth. It was a crucial part of the season and if ever a player new that Leno’s misery could bring on a no1 opportunity it was Emi…and he took it. Remembering how furious Leno was at the time of his unfortunate injury has from time to time made me ponder that he knew Martinez could make a go of it. I really rate him

    1. GunnerJack says:

      I rate him too SueP, above Leno mainly for his confidence with crosses and the feeling of calm he exudes to our defenders. If Arsenal let him go, especially to one of our main rivals, I feel we will regret it.
      Same goes for AMN as far as I’m concerned.

  5. Frank samwel says:

    Arsenal shouldn’t be serious! A lot of mistakes is keeping fans unhappy. What the hell selling Martinez at this point around? Absolutely nonsense

  6. Herbz says:

    I support him to leave 100%.

    Martinez should teach these arsenal guys a lesson just like Gnabry.

    There is simply no way that a coach can keep choosing commedy-show players over him for all this while and he keeps waiting.

  7. Oscar says:

    Let the boys compete for that spot,
    Both are good, competiton will make them even better

  8. Ba Elkhirsawy says:

    Better than Leno, home-grown, younger, taller, brings less money and had less errors and injuries.
    Sell Leno if you have to sell one of them.

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