One position that Arsenal will be saving money on this summer

Saving money this summer is essential to Arsenal considering that they do not have the sort of transfer budget that their nearest rivals will be enjoying and it seems that is what they will be doing in at least one position.

Now that Petr Cech has retired it is essential that we have a keeper to replace him, either from within the squad or via the transfer market.

Well, according to reports today Emiliano Martinez is set to become Bernd Leno’s new back-up next season.

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I had thought that David Ospina would be given that role but it seems likely that he will remain in Italy with Napoli where he had spent last season on Loan.

Martinez has been on loan with Reading and by all accounts had a decent campaign and it now appears he will be rewarded with the number two slot in the Arsenal first team.

The Argentine has been with us for nine years, however, he has made just six Premier League appearances over the past five seasons and now has an opportunity to challenge Leno directly for the number one spot.

At the very least he will be given ample outings in cup competitions, both domestically and in Europe.

This makes sense for both the club and player, it means we will not have to waste any money on acquiring a new keeper and it gives Martinez a great chance of establishing himself at the highest level.

I like what I have seen of the 26-year-old and as a fan, I am quite comfortable with Unai Emery giving him this break and prefer that the money be better spent on players directly in front of the goalie.

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Updated: June 8, 2019 — 4:26 pm

8 Comments

  1. I remember him doing very well when called upon and very disappointed that he wasn’t given proper chances during the period in which Szczesny was out of the team due to wrong habits and Ospina proved even at the time(14/15) that he wasn’t good enough to be 1st choice and was never better than Szczesny but just more disciplined.I wonder if he’d be happy being second choice.Whenever I’ve seen him in post I feel he’s more than decent and can even get better but has always been massively underrated even as a prospect.

    1. Yes, it’s better to gamble on Martinez because Ospina definitely doesn’t cut it

      Arsenal shouldn’t look for Cech’s replacement and they had better focus on the other departments

  2. I think we should use Ospina or Martinez as 2nd and also loan that freebie GK Schubert from Dresden. Sign him and send him on loan with a call back option. Therefore we won’t be in trouble if Leno gets injured.

    Please please please not Praet! Anyone else but him! I guarantee he will be deadwood already next summer.

    Has anyone seen Andersen play? I don’t know anything about him.

    1. Meant* we sign freebie Schubert and then loan him

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  6. let give our youth chance too to prove theirselves



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