Arsenal have confirmed that Emi Martinez has left the club to join Wolves on a season-long loan.

With Wolves manager, Kenny Jackett, saying that they had a verbal agreement on Monday, it was only a matter of time before the club made the announcement and the Argentine has become the second senior keeper to leave on loan.

Arsenal, as they tend to do with these announcements, said very little other than to wish the 22-year-old well.

Wolves, however, added a little more and had an interview with the keeper as well.

“It’s hard for a goalkeeper because you can only play one,” Martinez told the Wolves website.

“Obviously Carl [Ikeme] is an amazing goalkeeper and a really nice lad.

“It’s going to be a great challenge for me and for him as well, so I’m looking forward to training and playing with him the whole season and hopefully with Aaron and all the goalkeepers as well we can get the club to where it belongs.

“This is the first season I’ve been on loan from the beginning of the season so for me it’s a challenge which I think ready for.

“Carl is an experienced goalkeeper who I can learn from so it’s a really positive season for me.

“I’m still young for a goalkeeper at 22, but I had amazing experience two seasons ago with trying to stop Sheffield Wednesday get relegated.

“Last season I played Champions League and really important games in the Premier League as well, keeping four or five clean sheets in a row which was a massive experience for me.

“I went to Rotherham on loan for the last eight games when they were struggling to survive and I helped keep Rotherham in the division so hopefully I can bring my experience to Wolves and help get promotion.

“One of my best friends in the UK is Benik [Afobe] and he spoke highly about this club so that’s why I decided to come here.

“I played with him for three years at Arsenal and I went on loan to Sheffield Wednesday and he came on loan with me and now I see him in Wolves again, my career is alongside Benik.

“Before I signed I rang him and he told me really good things about the manager, the fans, my team mates and that’s one of the reasons I signed for Wolves.

“There’s nothing negative at this club, it’s always positive and hopefully we can try and get promoted.”

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