Hull City are apparently interested in taking Emiliano on loan in what would represent an excellent opportunity for the youngster but leave Arsenal very short in the keeping department (Sun bit at the end).

Wojceich Szczesny has already been sent out on loan and while David Ospina is still at the club and saying he wants to stay, the next in line should Martinez depart would be Matt Macey (or Deyan Iliev).

Of course, keeping Martinez would mean that he is denied the chance to play at the top level and push on in his development.

Hull are believed to want him as cover for Allan McGregor, who is recovering from back surgery that is likely to keep him out until Christmas, and he would follow in the footsteps of Vito Mannone who also spent time with the Tigers on loan during two spells.

Martinez recently spoke to the official Arsenal site about learning from Petr Cech and David Ospina. The 23-year-old, said, “They have both [played] loads of games in their past.

“He can make a mistake like any other goalie in the world, but he looks really confident when he is in the goal. I like his moves and his decision-making. When you see that every day and the way he plays, you learn from it.”

The more I think about it, the more I see a loan in Emi’s future. He could do a lot worse than to join Hull in the Premier League where he looks like he would be guaranteed at least a few months first team football rather than playing with the u23s.

As an hilarious aside, I found this story on the Hull Daily Mail who said they got it from the Sun. As I went looking for their piece, I came across this:


In case you don’t know, ‘Ekstra Bladet’ is the name of a Danish website, not a former Ajax captain.

I know I often get things wrong, but I’d like to think I’d never confuse a website with a footballer, or, if I did, I would, at the very least, Google the name of the ‘player’ I’d never heard of just to make sure I wasn’t making an arse of myself.

It’s the little things, you know?