Martínez swings Arsenal out after 38 matches and six loan events in ten years

Emiliano Martínez has left Arsenal after 38 matches in ten years. The Argentine goalkeeper experienced a remarkable revival during the summer months, but will continue his career at Aston Villa, as confirmed by both clubs through official channels on Wednesday. Martínez exchanged the Club Atlético Independiente from his home country for Arsenal in 2010, has since been loaned out six times and had to wait years for his chance. It came last summer, when first choice Bernd Leno was injured: Arsenal then, with Martínez under the bar, seized the FA Cup and the Community Shield. The returning Leno, however, is again Arsenals first goalkeeper.
The Argentinean has now definitively left The Gunners – reportedly for a transfer fee of €22 million – and has signed for four seasons at Villa Park. Tom Heaton, Jed Steer and the Norwegian Örjan Nyland will be his competitors: the latter was below the bar during the League Cup game with Burton Albion on Tuesday.

🟣 #WelcomeEmi 🟣Introducing our new goalkeeper: @EmiMartinezz1! 🙌
– Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) September 16, 2020