Unai Emery reported to be targeting another Arsenal star

The Telegraph is claiming that Arsenal might lose Emiliano Martinez to their former manager, Unai Emery if they make him a reserve goalkeeper again.

Martinez emerged from the shadows of Bernd Leno at the back end of last season when the German suffered an injury.

The injury kept Leno out until the end of the season and Martinez was in inspiring form for the Gunners.

Ten years after joining the London side, he took his chance with both hands and helped the Gunners win the FA Cup.

He was also in goal as they beat Liverpool to win the FA Community Shield recently despite Leno being fit again.

Nevertheless, The Telegraph reports that Mikel Arteta is yet to inform both goalkeepers which of them will be the club’s first choice this season.

Unai Emery has just been named as the new manager of the Spanish side, Villarreal and the Spaniard want to raid his former team.

He has been linked with a move for Matteo Guendouzi in recent weeks (Metro) and he now wants to take advantage of Arsenal’s goalkeeping dilemma to land Martinez.

The report also adds that Martinez has maintained that he will leave if he isn’t considered good enough to continue as first choice and it remains unclear if the Gunners will accept an offer for him.

Tags Emiliano Martinez Unai Emery

7 Comments

  1. Sid says:

    No way Unai! Or maybe if you pay up a minimum of 55 million pounds. Because we have to consider COVID and knock back 25 million pounds of Emi’s valuation.

  2. RSH says:

    I think Emi’s contract is until 2022, and at the moment he is our No 1. Sooooo essentially he is not being sold. There are stronger rumors that he will get a new contract w/ improved wages actually. (Also it’s his birthday so happy b-day!)

    1. ozziegunner says:

      RSH, which Martinez richly deserves for his loyalty, willingness to go out on loan whenever required and patience, given that he is currently on a wage of £20k per week.

  3. Herbz says:

    You never know….🤔🤔🤔

    Arsenal are the masters of shooting themselves in the foot stuff.

    Let him go and we’re back to square one in goalkeeping department.

  4. Lanert says:

    Sincerely, this guy don’t deserve to be cashed-on but rather a better contract. He proved beyond all doubts (with world class performances) to contend with Leno, and I think if he can be assured of constant rotation for the 1st choice position, it will be a win win situation for him and the club.

  5. Thomas Oratile Ndadziila says:

    Pliz Unai leave Arsenal FC alone you failed us big time. Emiliano is not for sale bcoz he is Arsenal’s number 1.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      Thomas, please document how Emery failed Arsenal; sixth to fifth place by a point in the League, lost final of the Europa League well after players had downed tools in 2018/19. When he was sacked on 29 November 2019, Arsenal was ahead of Manchester United and Spurs in 8th place, 8 points behind Chelsea in 4th. At the end of the season Arsenal finished 8th, with both Manchester United and Spurs ahead of them.
      It didn’t work out for Arsenal or Emery; it’s not a matter of Emery failing Arsenal or Arsenal (particularly the players) failing Emery.

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