Arsenal Goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez transfers to Aston Villa for £20 Million

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Arsenal shot-stopper Emiliano Martinez is set to complete a £20million move to Aston Villa on Monday.

The 28-year-reportedly underwent his medical at Villa Park over the weekend, after he was left out of the Arsenal squad that comfortably defeated Fulham in their Premier League opener.

Last season, Martinez was stellar when he stepped up and replaced Bernd Leno after the German was sidelined following a clash with Brighton’s Neal Maupay.

He ended the 2019/20 superbly as he kept nine clean sheets in 23 games and also helped Arsenal win a record 14th FA Cup title.

Emiliano Martinez was emotional about the victory he moved to Arsenal as a young boy and has spent ten years at the club.

He also started for the Gunners in their clash against Liverpool in the 2020/21 Community Shield final, and Arsenal would go on to lift the trophy.

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However, when he was dropped from the first-team at Arsenal’s first Premier League game of the season against Fulham, as he was replaced by Leno, who regained his top spot after fully recovering from his injury.

Martinez had earlier stated his desire to quit the Emirates if he was not given enough game time and first-team action.

Talks were on between Martinez and Arsenal over a contract renewal, but with a £20million offer tables for the Argentine, the Gunners have opted to cash in on him.

Martinez will now be Aston Villa’s third signing of the summer after they broke their transfer record to sign Ollie Watkins from Brentford on a five-year deal, and Matty Cash joined on a five-year deal from Nottingham Forest.

Brighton are understood to have been interested in Martinez, however, he opted for a move to Villa, and his wage is expected to treble to around £60,000-a-week.

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