Ian Wright worries for Arsenal as he tips London rivals to sign quality player

Emiliano Martinez has been in fine form since he became Arsenal’s stand-in first-choice goalkeeper, and his fine form worries Ian Wright.

The Argentinean has never really been given a run in the first team since he joined the club before now. However, he got his chance when Bernd Leno became injured after the Premier League restart.

He has been an ever-present in the first team since that time, and he has been in inspiring form.

His fine form has helped Arsenal to earn some important Premier League points as well as to reach the final of the FA Cup.

When Leno is fit again, Martinez will be expected to return to the bench as the second choice, but Wright worries that the goalie might want more for himself and he even tipped Chelsea to make a move for him.

“Well when you go to a No 2, the first thing you do is worry because you think: ‘Has he had enough games? Will he be able to deal with the pressure?’,” Wright said on the Kelly & Wrighty Show via Express Sports.

“Obviously there’s no fans there but everybody spoke about Emi and how good he is but I didn’t realise how good he was because I didn’t see enough of him.

“I saw him in some cup games but he’s commanding, he makes great saves, he’s good on the ground, he’s got everything for a No 2.

“The thing that frightens me now with him is that when Bernd Leno does come back and he is fit, why would he want to continue as a No 2 when he’s played to this level being a No 1?

“He will surely want to go and be a No 1 now.”

The pundit added: “What frightens me is you look at someone like Frank and you look at what Chelsea’s doing, you just say to yourself: ‘Do you know something? Can we prise him away?’.

Martinez will hope that he can maintain his good form when the Gunners take on Chelsea in the final of the FA Cup.

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  1. I certainly would not mind selling Martinez to Chelsea provided they are willing to part with at least 50M from the profits they earned from selling Eden Hazard.

  2. I would really mind selling to a rival like Chelsea myself, even at 50 M.

    I would really mind selling Martinez at all in fact.

    I rate Martinez higher than Leno, but I am delduded so I could be way of on that one.

  3. Screw that!! Martinez can stay in goal until he says so, his performances speak for themselves and Leno now has to try and get him out of there.

    Why in the hell would we sell either when it’s great competition and Martinez in an Arsenal man and is getting his dues and rightly so. Through Lenos injury he stepped up and showed why he is as good.

    The competition between the 2 will make them twice he players they are now knowing they have to train harder and be better to start.

    Should be like that in every position.

  4. On the contrary, I would not mind selling Leno to Man U for 7OM as a replacement for the ageing and deteriorating De Gea. This is just one example of the tough decisions the cub will be forced to make in the very near future. Buckle up fans!

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