Emiliano Martinez comes in for praise from even Arsenal’s most bitter rivals

Emiliano Martinez has filled in well between the sticks at Arsenal in the absence of the injured Bernd Leno.

The Argentinean wasn’t expecting to be given his chance this season, but he has managed to cope well since becoming the club’s first choice.

The latest opponent that he faced and made a fine impression on is Tottenham, and the Lilywhites’ manager couldn’t help but hail him.

Arsenal lost 2-1 to Tottenham and there was nothing Martinez could do to prevent both goals, however, he made some fine saves in the game that were notable ones.

Firstly, he did very well to tip a long-range shot from Ben Davies on to the bar and got down well in the second half to make another fine save and deny Harry Kane a goal.

Watching on from his managers’ area, Mourinho was impressed by the keeper’s performance and he made sure to talk about him since the game.

“What a save. I think an amazing save by Martinez, just a little touch,” Mourinho said via Talk Sports.

“He’s playing so well to be honest and that amazing save, but fantastic strike.”

The Argentinean will hope that he is doing enough to be a genuine contender for the number one spot when Bernd Leno returns to action.

Tags Emiliano Martinez Jose Mourinho

4 Comments

  1. Phenom says:

    I said it in an earlier post that Martinez is not far from getting a national team call up cos he’s better than Romero. I trust he’ll keep us in today’s game and get us a win.

  2. The Deluded One says:

    By now I doubt Martinez is going to accept a backup role.

    The big question then becomes if Leno and Martinez both can be content by sharing the responsibility equally. If not, one of them would have to be sold. Would be sad to loose either of them to be honest.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      👍

  3. Aaron says:

    Sell Leno, Martinez is better.

    Better control of the box, distribution with hands and feet, and calm.

    Use the money to by a cb or dm.

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